Wednesday, September 19, 2012

More than one in five (22.5%) young African-Americans are disconnected from work and from school, 18.5% of Latinos, 11.7% of whites, and just 8% of Asian-Americans

Globally, the United States has a higher rate of youth disconnection than many advanced nations, including the United Kingdom (13.4%), Austria (11.4%), Canada (10.5%), Germany (9.5%), Norway (9.2%), Finland (8.6%), Switzerland (6.8%), Denmark (5.7%), and the Netherlands (4.1%). Of course, the United States has more blacks and Hispanics than those other countries which helps to explain our high youth disconnection rate.

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