DUPED… Harvard Study Reveals Just 6 in 10 Americans Under 30 Have Jobs – Half Are Part-Time

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Obama captured 60 percent of the youth vote in 2012.

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A new Harvard study revealed that just 62% of Americans under 30 have jobs and half of those jobs are part-time.
The Examiner reported:

A comprehensive new Harvard University report on Americans under 30, the so-called Millennials, shows that the economy is having a crushing impact, with just 62 percent working, and of those, half are toiling at part-time jobs.

The report, released by Harvard’s Institute of Politics, paints a depressing economic portrait of young Americans, many of whom are stuck with huge college tuition bills and little chance of finding a high-paying job.

But over half, or 59 percent of those aged 18-29, have gone to college and The report reveals that time in college is a better sign of social status than income, mostly because jobs aren’t available.

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  • JoyO

    Well, they’ve been brainwashed by our schools about how great Socialism is so what else can we expect.

  • Jeffery

    Do you think that cutting taxes and regulations on business will stimulate the economy?

  • forest

    “Obama captured 60 percent of the youth vote in 2012.”

    Romney kept threatening them with jobs. How did you expect them to vote?

  • cavt

    Obamaites don’t care–more important things to deal with: # of bullets in a magazine, GOPers who want to starve babies, etc.

  • Jeffery

    forest,

    Yes, people hate having jobs.

  • huck

    we just be chillin selling a bit of bud and kickin back. It ain’t all bad.

  • Finncrisp

    The youth are finding comfortable Basement dwelling to be a state of mind. The brainwashing is that it doesn’t matter who is president, they would still be there. That is so not true.

    Barry is the ultimate job destroyer – no one since FDR comes even close. The great Depression II
    is completely a product of Barry – MSM silent, except to blame Boosh.

  • Finncrisp

    “New claims for U.S. unemployment benefits fell to 366,000 last week from an upwardly revised 371,000. Claims were expected to fall to 360,000 from an initially reported 368,000. ”

    This is what passes for news. A 1.35% difference in an unacceptably high number is touted as a good thing. What a load of crap.

  • forest

    “#5 February 7, 2013 at 10:24 am
    Jeffery commented:

    forest,

    Yes, people hate having jobs.”

    Many do. More than ever before.

  • Jeffery

    Our economy crashed in 2007-2008 for one reason: the real estate bubble burst taking trillions of wealth from the economy. We were in official recession from Dec 2007 to June 2009. Obama took office in Jan 2009. How did he cause the recession that started over 1 year before he took office? Competent economists predicted a horrific outcome once the overheated real estate market imploded.

    I come to this site to correct Hoft’s untruths (until he bans me in 3..2..1…). Why do you any of you come here? Mr. Hoft lies to you in every post.

  • Arnonerik

    I think most are incapable of connecting the dots.

  • Jeffery

    forest,

    There is precious little evidence to support your claim that significant numbers of Americans are willingly not in the job market.

    Econ 101 would argue that if jobs are going begging for lack of applicants that employers would raise wages or increase benefits to attract new workers to satisfy demand for their products and services. Has pay been going up the past several years?

    No, our economic problems are not caused by lazy 20 somethings. Our economic problems stem from a lack of demand for goods and services.

  • Warthog

    To see you try and explain away Obama’s horrible performance as president.

    Dance, monkey, dance!

  • Arnonerik

    #10 jEFFERY – This is not the first recession/depression this country has faced but only FDR’s was longer. I am confident that with the leadership and innovative ideas coming out of Washington that Obama will beat FDR’s glorious record.

  • Jeffery

    suck warthog suck

  • Jeffery

    warthog,

    When you’re through slurping up all that goodness, explain how President McCain would have fixed the huge hole left in the economy from the burst real estate bubble.

  • Ghost

    “those who do not learn from history…”
    No sympathy for the eternally stupid,
    can’t fix stupid,
    and the eternal mystery: do the stupid know they’re stupid?

  • Oldrathergate Redneck

    #10, Jeffery, How would giving Obama a pass on causing the recession excuse the fact that after the four years of his prdsidency, we still don’t have a viable recovery? Why are 38% of those under 30 still unemployed four years after the end of the recession? Even more telling, why are
    half of those under 30 who do have jobs working part time? It appears to me that there are major holes in your logic. Did you ever consider that it might be because of the weak and confused rambling of Obama apologists like you that sentinent folks come here to see Mr. Hoft’s logical postings?

  • Arnonerik

    “Our economic problems stem from a lack of demand for goods and services.”

    Why is there a lack of demand? It isn’t because of bad press. The media would have you believe we are in recovery.
    It wouldn’t be because both businesses and the public have fear and uncertainty about what is coming out of Washington next, would it? Increased costs and regulations to businesses, increases in taxes to all with threats of more, and nobody is really sure of how much Obamacare will really cost. Jobs are disappearing because most businesses are not only putting off expansion plans, but many are cutting staff and hours in response to uncertainty, a hostile anti-business climate, and the “tax the rich” sentiments being encouraged by Washington.

  • Warthog

    Easy, cut government spending. Stop spending money we don’t have so that it undermines the value of the dollar. Allow the Keystone pipeline. Allow coal companies to mine and reduce the cost of energy. Do not subsidize “Green energy” boondoggles that do nothing but waste taxpayer dollars. Do not spend money on electric cars that don’t work. Do not spend money on items of value and then destroy them (cash for clunkers 100k/per car bought). Do not increase regulation on businesses thus killing hiring. Do not force banks to make loans to people who cannot repay them (CRA). Do not bail out your friends and stick the taxpayer with the bill (GM).

    And that’s just off the top of my head.

    Oh, here’s an easy one: Submit a budget to congress. He cannot even do that one, simple thing that is necessary for businesses to make even vague projections on the economy.

    Face it, your guy is an idiot of global proportions who cannot deliver on any his promises. He is a prevaricator who deflects blame whenever his moronic schemes fail.

    And you help him out, monkey.

  • Yrral Dleifsarb

    (To Jeffrery and similar trolls)

    The implosion of the housing bubble was inevitable once Demopaths got control of Congress in 2006. The repeated efforts of the Bush adminstration to cure the “easy mortgage money” situation, rebuffed time after time by Dems in both houses, is well documented. Of course, since it suffices to fool Libtards, the MSM goes right along with Demopath pols in blaming the collapse on Bush.

  • Servo1969

    So, only about 30% of Americans under age 30 have a full-time job?

  • paul52

    Jeffery, your messiah promised he would cut the deficit in HALF in his first term (Feb. 2009). Instead, he has added almost $6,000,000,000,000 to that total. (That is $6 trillion to you.) Bammycare will now cost TRIPLE the cost as originally written. Barry ran up more debt in 4 years than the first 42 presidents COMBINED. Baby troll.

  • myohmy

    While the rest of the nation gets poorer his cronies are getting richer. Trillions of dollars spent the last four years are for Obama’s cronies only and more trillion of dollars will be borrowed to give to his cronies again. Sad day for America.

  • Jaimo

    How many hundreds of thousands of jobs were added to the government rolls since Obama took office? You can also blame the Democrat controlled Congress in 2007 for spending everything but Grandma’s piggy bank, unfortunately Bush signed whatever was put in front of him.

    I can’t believe that there isn’t one Democrat who is asking why this President and his people haven’t submitted a budget in 4 years. The House Republicans have submitted budget after budget after budget with Harry Reid not letting them even get a vote by the Senate.

    This is ridiculous.

  • Steve R

    Cutting government regulations would add jobs, because complying with those regulations is a real sunk cost for most businesses. Lowering the corporate tax rate would also definitely bring money back from abroad and cause job creation. Not sure lowering marginal tax rates on income would do much, except increase our trade deficit with China. There are things that can be done but when your priorities are free birth control for women in their 30s and gay marriage, then hard to expect those things will get done. The under 30 cohort has chosen.

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  • J. Knight

    Way to go, Jim. You must be doing something right for Obama to send one of his flying monkeys over here to troll your blog. Funny stuff, and even funnier to see him get his head handed back to him on a plate. Way to go, warthog.

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  • Tee Dub

    My guess is that this decade’s 20-somethings will go massively Republican when they realize that the taxes they pay would go a long ways toward paying that monthly $600 student loan payment that they’ll have for a big chunk of their lives. Nothing like having your back up against the wall to start resenting the leechers of society sucking a big fraction of your paycheck.

  • shadow

    What the study actually said:
    In the current challenging economic climate, 9.7% of Millennials are unemployed, and
    although 62.9% are currently working, 31.2% of the working Millennials work on a parttime
    basis.

    How the right wingers read it:
    Harvard Study Reveals Just 6 in 10 Americans Under 30 Have Jobs – Half Are Part-Time

    Discrepancies:
    The most obvious – 31% of something is not half. I imagine that came from a misreading of the finding. Although, intentional dishonesty is not out of the question.

    Inference – while not specifically stating it, the headline infers that 4 out of 10 are unemployed, while the actual figure is less than one.

  • Jerry C

    @ Jeffery

    Read #26 and learn something.

    Democratic Congress in 2006 under Bush led by Bill Clinton, Barney Frank & others, pressured banks to give loans to those who couldn’t afford it. They also got the S&P to rate those loans as AAA+ because the U.S. government guaranteed them. Why do you think they created Fanny Mae & Freddy Mac?!

    Let me clue you in to the biggest scam in human history:

    1. DemonRats pressured banks to give loans to those who couldn’t afford it
    2. U.S. (DemonRat) government guaranteed those loans
    3. S&P rates those loans (total turds) as AAA+
    4. Banks gambled the house (see Lehman Brothers, AIG, etc…)
    5. Banks & their employees received HUGE revenues & bonuses
    6. ALL the Bank losses were transferred to Fannie Mae & Freddy Mac
    7. Banks received interest-bearing Federal Reserve Notes for All losses (TARP, etc…)
    8. Taxes & inflation go up on the working American citizen to pay for all Bank debts

    In summary, the Banks made all the profit but transferred all the losses to the working tax-paying American citizen. At the same time, Banks received interest-bearing Federal Reserve Notes in exchange for their debts. So, American taxpayers took the Banks losses AND is paying interest to the Banks for taking on their losses! May they all burn in hell for what they’ve done. And your ignorance is inexcusable.

  • shadow

    The implosion of the housing bubble was inevitable once Demopaths got control of Congress in 2006.

    The only problems with that is, Democrats didn’t take control of Congress until 2007, yet the implosion started at the end of 2005.

    “You are entitled to your opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts.”

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  • chas

    Wait until 59% or so of them turn 26.Their parents don’t have to cover them anymore and they will have to face the real world on their own.

  • shadow

    Democratic Congress in 2006 under Bush led by Bill Clinton

    Bill Clinton led a Democratic Congress in 2006? On what planet?

  • #10…how did obama caused a recession that happened a year before he took office? he was a sub-prime mortgage advocate, the policy that cause the housing bubble and the resulting bubble. and even though sub-prime mortgages caused this recession he wants to continue the same policies.

  • #36…the report cited here said 62.9% are working OF WHICH 32.1% are working part time. it didn’t say what you said. like i’ve said before you have a great future in the democratic party-media complex.

    if 37% of these young people are not working do you still believe unemployment is 8%.

  • #42…should read resulting recession.

  • shadow

    Why are 38% of those under 30 still unemployed four years after the end of the recession
    Ummm … because only a quarter of that 38% are actually looking for work. The rest are most likely still in school.

    Even more telling, why are half of those under 30 who do have jobs working part time?
    Because, even more telling, that “half” claim is not true. It’s less than a third, who work part time. And anyway, it is not unheard of to have a part time job while attending college.

  • shadow

    the report cited here said 62.9% are working OF WHICH 32.1% are working part time. it didn’t say what you said.
    That wasn’t the report. That was from the internet release of the report. What I posted was from the executive summary of the actual report (it’s 24 pages long), downloaded as a pdf. It’s called going directly to the source document.

    At any rate, 31% of 62% is not half of 62%.

    like i’ve said before you have a great future in the democratic party-media complex.
    And with your inattention to detail, you make a perfect pubbie propagandist.

  • shadow

    I can’t believe that there isn’t one Democrat who is asking why this President and his people haven’t submitted a budget in 4 years.

    The President has submitted a budget every year he has been in office. Did you not know that?

  • shadow

    I think most are incapable of connecting the dots.

    I think some people move dots and create dots out of whole cloth, so that when connected, the picture they reveal is entirely inaccurate, but it serves their purpose.

  • Warthog

    The President has submitted a budget every year he has been in office. Did you not know that?

    And he hasn’t gotten any passed? What an incompetent.

  • #51…31% is not half of 62%?

  • shadow

    And he hasn’t gotten any passed? What an incompetent.

    No president gets HIS budget passed, as is. That is just a starting point for Congress to work from.

  • shadow

    31% is not half of 62%?

    Yes, 31% is half, or 50% of 62%. But the report said 31% of the 63%, which is 19.5% of the total.

    Let’s try it with pizza. Only half (50%) of the pizza has meat, of which (i.e. of the pizza with meat), 25% has pepperoni. How much of the pizza has pepperoni.

    Pizza with pepperoni = .25 * .5 = .125 or 12.5% (one eighth, not one quarter)

  • Denog

    Don’t worry, they can all stay on their parents insurance until 26. The real killer though is you have to have a job before you can get the 99 weeks of unemployment.

  • shadow is a flaming hypocrite

    What are they paying you shadow? Whatever it is, it’s way too much.

  • shadow

    What are they paying you shadow? Whatever it is, it’s way too much.

    Like I’ve always said, if you believe something I’ve said is inaccurate, feel free to point it out.
    Just be ready to explain why you believe it is inaccurate.

  • Jeffery

    My policy is always to deal with one bit of conservative misinformation at a time. For example, with global warming, to debate the fact: The Earth is warming. I call it the “One lie at a time” strategy. Never let a conservative squirm away by changing the subject.

    How is President Obama (inaugurated Jan 2009) responsible for the Great Recession that started in 2007? To answer that you can’t invoke Clinton in the 90s or Dems in the 80s. Let’s be honest, it’s obvious that Obama is not responsible for the recession.

    Next lie?

  • #60 in #51 you said 31% is not half of 62%. that is inaccurate.

  • #61 …obama is responsible because he was a sub-prime mortgage advocate, the policy that led to the financial meltdown. a policy created by the left and supported by leftist democrats to help destroy our ecomony.

  • Realistic and loving it

    #2 February 7, 2013 at 10:09 am
    Jeffery commented:

    “Do you think that cutting taxes and regulations on business will stimulate the economy?”

    Uh, yeah …. and you don’t?

    WORST PRESIDENT EVER

  • Realistic and loving it

    Like most liberal trolls, Jeffrey is “reality challenged”. It’s impossible to have a rational discussion with someone who cannot face facts and lives in a perpetual fantasy world … and trying to do so is an exercise in futility. We’re just going to have to let them learn their lessons the hard way, and hope they don’t drag the entire country down the toilet in the process ….

  • Jerry C

    @ Jeffery

    Who removed the 1993 Glass-Steagall Act? It was the Demoncratic administration put into place by Bill Clinton. You know, the Act that was to prevent another Great Depression. I’m not defending any of the Bush eras nor do I hold the Lying Ursurper-in-Thief POS blameless. You obviously assume that each administration is independent of the other, which they are not. Puppets. All of them. And you’re just their monkey. Here’s a link just for starters. http://www.nationofchange.org/democrats-who-unleashed-wall-street-and-got-away-it-1328283280

  • Jerry C

    @ #63 tommy mc donnell

    Exactly. He’s had his hand in the in the sub-prime mortgage crisis, but also the removal of Mubarak in Egypt, Kudaffi in Libya, Fast-and-Furious, Bengazi, kill list and now he’s working on removing Assad in Syria. These are what we do know and it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Unless he’s caught on video doing the actual work himself (omg, him actually working?!), children like Jeffery and Shadow will play their parts as “Useful Idiots” and “dhimmis”.