Vermont has ranked #1 of all states since the Opportunity Index launched in 2011, so we were thrilled to introduce the Index to the Addison County Transit Resources and Addison County Economic Development Corporation.
Youth unemployment could have serious impacts on the quality of the nation’s labor force and the financial health of an entire generation, business and political leaders said during a forum hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
Symonds says Arizona is an ideal laboratory because the state ranks 46th nationally on an "opportunity index" (as measured by http://opportunityindex.org/opportunity-index-rankings/measurement), with nearly 18 percent of the youth identified as "disconnected."
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:September 29, 2014 NEW DATA SHOWS CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND VOLUNTEERING LINKED TO LOWER RATES OF OUT-OF-SCHOOL AND OUT-OF-WORK YOUTH, GREATER ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY High volunteerism rates are...
It's hardly news that many millennials are having a hard time finding work, even with a college education. So then perhaps its disappointing, but not surprising, to learn that almost 6 million Americans ages 16 to 24 are neither employed or in school.