A new report by Rutgers John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development published June 2012 titled, Left Out. Forgotten? Recent High School Graduates and the Great Recession  details the abysmal state of employment opportunities for the Classes of 2006 through 2011.
In the spirit of accuracy, a number of excerpts from the report follow;
“The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey was founded as a research and policy organization devoted to strengthening New Jersey’s and the nation’s workforce during a time of global economic change.” […]
“Since 1997, the Heldrich Center has experienced rapid growth, working with federal and state government partners, Fortune 100 companies, and major foundations. The Center embodies its slogan “Solutions at Work” by teaming with partners and clients to translate cutting-edge research and analysis into practices and programs that companies, unions, schools, community based organizations, and government officials can leverage to strengthen the nation’s workforce.”
“This report describes the findings of a nationally representative sample of 544 recent high school graduates from the classes of 2006 through 2011. The purpose of this study is to understand how recent high school graduates who are not attending college full time are faring in the workforce, specifically looking at those individuals who graduated before and during the difficult labor market caused by the Great Recession.”
Further in the report it should be noted, that the survey was conducted; “between March 21 and April 2, 2012 by GFK, of Palo Alto, California. GFK has the only nationally representative sample of high school graduates (between the ages of 18 and 29) that can be surveyed online. The overall survey has a sampling error of ±4.5 percentage points.”
The most shocking statistics from the report are summarized in the EMPLOYMENT STATUS OF SAMPLE which is detailed on pages two with a chart on page three. Directly from the report, it reads:
“The employment status of recent high school graduates, displayed in Table 1, is bleak. Overall, only 3 in 10 high school graduates are employed full time, compared to college graduates who are employed at nearly twice that rate.For those who graduated high school in 2006, 2007, and 2008 — before the recession — 37% are employed full time, compared to only 16% who graduated during the recession era. Nearly half are looking for full-time work, including 30% who are unemployed and 15% who are working part time. Another 8% are working part time and not looking for full-time work and about one in six have left the labor market altogether. In addition, 27% are taking college classes part time.”
The larger question here is what these young people will do to survive. When nearly 70% of the youth are unemployed, the only recourse to survive might be to “Do what you gotta Do” – let’s be realistic. This could lead to riots, criminal activity and worse, which depends on ones perspective, a revolution by the American People. Is it any wonder that NorthCom  has positioned thousands of troops on US soil to prepare for battle with the American People?