Unemployment among young adults is at its highest point since World War II, new data show. And it’s having a disconcerting impact on the trajectory of their careers and lives.
“We have a monster jobs problem, and young people are the biggest losers,” Andrew Sum, an economist with the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University told the Associated Press.
Just 55.3 percent of people between 16 and 29 were employed in 2010 on average, the according to new figures released by the Census Bureau. That represents an enormous drop from 67.3 percent in 2000. Among teens the figure was less than 30 percent.
This has got to be my most favorite Irish song, I love it so much. Well this is one of my favorite versions of the song, done by John Beag.
“The song in its original form, Séarlas Óg (meaning “Young Charles” in Irish) refers to Bonnie Prince Charlie and dates back to the third Jacobite rising in 1745-6. In the early 20th century it received new verses by the nationalist poet Padraig Pearse and was often sung by IRA members and sympathisers, during the Easter Rising. It was also sung as a fast march during the Irish War of Independence. Since 1916 it has also been known under various other titles, notably Dord na bhFiann (Call of the Fighters) or An Dord Féinne. The latter title is associated with Padraig Pearse in particular. This version is dedicated to the pirate or “Great Sea Warrior” Gráinne Ní Mháille (Grace O’Malley). She was a formidable power on the west coast of Ireland in the late 16th century.”