Eat the Young

It’s an ugly job market for the recently — and not-so-recently — graduated:

Students now finishing their schooling—the class of 2011—are confronting a youth unemployment rate above 17 percent. The problem is compounding itself as those collecting high school or college degrees jostle for jobs with recent graduates still lacking steady work. “The biggest problem they face is, they are still competing with the class of 2010, 2009, and 2008,” says Matthew Segal, cofounder of Our Time, an advocacy group for young people.

Hey, kids — keep giving those “cool” Democrats the benefit of the doubt, and pretty soon you’ll be competing for jobs with the classes of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017, too!