Chart Of The Day

Andrew Sullivan —  Jun 7 2012 @ 11:02am

High school graduates entering the workforce are having major trouble finding work:


Kevin Drum captions:

Back in 2006-08, about 60% found work of some kind right after graduating. Since 2009, only about 40% have found work. This is a staggering waste of human potential, and almost certainly a lifelong burden for these workers, since abundant evidence suggests that starting out your working career either unemployed or in a low-paying job leads to lower pay throughout your entire life.