The Next Generation Will Have It Worse, Most Americans Say

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Employers have been creating jobs at a good clip this year, but Americans are too exhausted and discouraged by the pain of the recession and slow recovery to see much cause for optimism.

That’s the conclusion of a new report surveying the economic sentiment of workers, released Thursday by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University.

Perhaps most strikingly, 16% of respondents agree that job and career opportunities will be better for the next generation than for their own – a drop from the 56% who were optimistic about this measure in 1999 and down even from the 40% who agreed in November 2009, well into the recession.

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1 thought on “The Next Generation Will Have It Worse, Most Americans Say”

  1. Until the game rules change, the American Youth will have a bad time of it, along with the old.
    When companies leave here to go to countries with very low wages with no tax penalties, nothing will change.
    Until our corporations are brought to heel, nothing will change.
    Until the protection of law and unions mean something, nothing will change.
    Until the general public wakes up and fights back, nothing is going to change.
    But in order for any of this to happen, we have to fire the rich people in our Congress, and the liars in government. Without that, things will continue to get worse for the common person.
    Just a little wakeup call about 20 years too late.

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