Study: Six million youths unemployed and not in school

Researchers worry that 15 percent of America’s young adults will become an economic burden on their communities

Fifteen percent of people aged 16 to 24 in the United States are neither working nor in school, according to a new study. Researchers said the study, released Monday by the Opportunity Nation coalition, highlights the dim likelihood that without learning skills at work or acquiring knowledge in high school or college, these young adults are less likely to command higher salaries, the Associated Press reports — and more likely become an economic drain on their communities.

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