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National Servce, Jobs, and Bad Economy

Posted by Zach Maurin on December 4, 2009

Center for American Progress recently released a report entitle, “National Service and Youth Unemployment: Strategies for Job Creation Amid Economicy Recovery.”

“This memo provides a brief snapshot of youth unemployment and its relationship to the Great Recession and federal anti-poverty services. It describes several national service programs— including Youth corps, AmeriCorps, and VISTA—that can be part of a strategy to reverse these trends. We also offer specific policy recommendations to maximize job creation by investing strategically in national service programs.”

Unemployment rate by age group

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