In the aftermath of the jobs report that should have been renamed the "no" jobs report, there are several aspects that are problematic. If we think the youth are the future, then why are they getting the short end of the stick? The facts and trends point to even more difficult futures, and yet this segment of the population continues to vote for the same people that say they are on their side, but actions belie the notion of compassion.
Where are the jobs?
According to the household part of the jobs report, there were exactly zero net new jobs in the 16 to 19 year old segment of the population. The narrative has been baby boomers are aging and should be leaving the jobs market making room for younger people. In fact, based on demographics there should be an employee-shortage crisis not an employment-shortage crisis. Instead, older people are forced to work longer than expected, and jobs simply aren't materializing with this difficult economic war on business and success.
July Jobs Age Breakdown
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