All the ideas for getting jobs going again in this country, no matter where they come from, are crucial to one group that barely even knows what a healthy labor market looks like: Young people. So thats where well start today on The Breakdown, our economy, one step at a time: The future. The unemployment rate among 20-to-24-year-olds is nearly 15 percent. Kids come out of college today, start looking for a job, and if they can find one, its just plain lousy.
We sent Marketplaces Mitchell Hartman out to Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore.