Unemployment high among 16-24 year-olds in America

BALTIMORE -  

The future of our country is struggling.

Unemployment among people ages 16 to 24 is the highest it's been in since World War II. That's according to a new kids county policy report put out by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. 

In Maryland about 93,000 young adults are out of school or out of work. They are having a hard time finding jobs because of the recession.

Researchers say many entry level positions are going to older candidates instead of young adults.

The silver lining?

While youth are struggling nationwide. There's a silver lining for your kids.

According to the study young adults in Maryland are doing better than those in other parts of the country.

Sixty-eight percent of kids ages 20 to 24 worked in our state last year, compared with 61 percent nationally.

The numbers in Maryland were also higher among youth ages 16 to 19.

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