A More Likely Reason Why Teen/Young Adult Unemployment is High

 Yesterday, I quoted a  California economic forecast newsletter saying that the unemployment figures in California reflected an unusually high number of young people in the labor force, which was why the unemployment numbers were so high. It seemed an odd quote to me as I said at the time. The quote reads:

“But higher unemployment rates are due to much higher rates of labor force growth, due to high rates of graduating high school and college age adults.”
  

 

 
 

 

It sounded like someone turning the reality around and saying that there aren’t really fewer jobs, just too many people looking for them.  I think Roy Beck at NumbersUSA has a more likey explanation. Congress is allowing more than one million people into the United States legally. In addition, more than that number are believed to come here illegally. A great number of them are young. Nationwide, something like 40% of all Americans 18-29 are unemployed.

In Roy’s opinion, which I share, both legal and illegal immigration have to be controlled as a matter of economic survival, national security and environmental common sense. The last one may be counter-intuitive to some, but take a look at how the natural world along the border is suffering because of “mules” and “coyotes.” It is increasingly dangerous to enjoy state and national parks along the border due to the desecration of the land by illegal entry. Not to mention the environmental impact of unassimilated immigration.

More here:

http://www.numbersusa.com/content/nusablog/beckr/january-13-2011/40-hs-grads-18-29-dont-have-job-immigration-continues-language-too-ha

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