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Despite these considerable advantages, the potential of young adult workers seems to be a well-kept secret. While 40% of U.S. employers struggle to fill more than 5.0 million open jobs, 6 million young adults are neither working nor in school. Indeed, in December 2014, 16 to 19 year-olds faced a December unemployment rate of 16.8% and 20 to 24 year-olds faced a rate of 10.8%, both far above the overall rate of 5.6%.

Despite these considerable advantages, the potential of young adult workers seems to be a well-kept secret. While 40% of U.S. employers struggle to fill more than 5.0 million open jobs, 6 million young adults are neither working nor in school. Indeed, in December 2014, 16 to 19 year-olds faced a December unemployment rate of 16.8% and 20 to 24 year-olds faced a rate of 10.8%, both far above the overall rate of 5.6%.

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