8:17 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Unemployed KY Youth Skyrocketing

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A nonprofit group says the number of young adults in Kentucky and around the nation not in school unemployed has skyrocketed since 2000. The Annie E. Casey Foundation released a report Monday blaming the problem on competition from older workers due to the recession and not being ready for college after high school graduation.

From 2000 and 2011 the number of young adults in Kentucky between 20 and 24 who are unemployed and not in school grew by 88 percent. For 16 to 19 year olds the number rose only 3 percent.