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Among young people 18-24 unemployment is already at a staggering 34% this month.

What's happening to numbers in further education? It's possible to have an increase in the number of people in that range employed and still have the unemployment % rise because more people are going into education rather than looking for work.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue May 25th, 2010 at 09:30:51 AM EST
Those people in further education will end up "overqualified" and exhibited as evidence that the public education system must be dismantled.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue May 25th, 2010 at 09:48:20 AM EST
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Given the problems the world faces in overpopulation, global warming, depletion of resources, energy limitations, war, etc., you would think that we'd be spending MORE on the one area that could actually solve some of these problems: education and research.

Economists can see beyond the numbers.

by Upstate NY on Tue May 25th, 2010 at 12:15:59 PM EST
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If they can, they pretend they don't.

By laying out pros and cons we risk inducing people to join the debate, and losing control of a process that only we fully understand. - Alan Greenspan
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue May 25th, 2010 at 12:44:31 PM EST
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What I have manage to find is that total employment has fallen dramatically in all age groups, including the 18-29 group. This is unusual, because despite the high unemployment in this category, employment numbers were fairly stable. I'll try to find the survey numbers, and I'll let you know.

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom - William Blake
by talos (mihalis at gmail dot com) on Tue May 25th, 2010 at 09:53:40 AM EST
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