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New Report: Job Prospects Shrinking for Michigan Teens


A shocking number of the State's young people are not in school or working; Leading some to believe a financially successful future is now out of their reach.

According to a new Kids Count study released Monday, around 220,000 teens and young adults ages 16-24 are unemployed and not enrolled in school. 

The number rose from 13% in 2000 to 17% in 2011. 

As for employment, the study says 67% of people were working in the year 2000, but dropped to 45% in 2011. 

Kids Count says with fewer jobs in the State and so many experienced workers looking for jobs, the opportunities for youth are "especially diminished."

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