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  • Youth Jobs Much More Than Paid Distractions Before a Diploma

    AFRO - 08/14/2013

    If you think job opportunities are dim for Americans with a high school diploma and a degree- try making it without one- or both in the new American workforce.

    When the Center for Labor Market Studies (CLMS) at Northeastern University analyzed 2012 unemployment data, they found that Black youths who left high school sans a diploma had an employment rate of six percent–leaving the rest to scour for jobs that focus less on a degree and more on an acquired skill-set.

    “We estimate that only six percent of Black male high school dropouts ages 16 to 17 from low income families were working that year which means that 94-95 percent were jobless,” said director of the CLMS Andrew Sum.