Only 55 Percent Of 16 to 29 Year Olds Have Jobs

Political leaders in the United States need to work harder these days. This, after the latest economic figures has shown that only 55 percent of Americans in the 16 to 29 year old age range had jobs in 2010. According to the figure released by the Census Bureau only 55.3 percent of people between 16 and 29 were employed in 2010 on average.

The data is a huge drop from the 67.3 percent figure in 2000. The current job percentage is considered the lowest since World War 2. Economic analysts hoped the government can provide more jobs to the unemployed to increase the number of working Americans.

Mark Mather of the Population Reference Bureau said if these figure would continue to decline there is a big possibility that the US would be likeĀ  Europe, where youth unemployment is far higher and many people continue to live with their parents into their 30s. Moreover, t he analysts hoped economic officials will do their best to provide more jobs for unemployed Americans.