Tough times for young job seekers in Mass.
Woes reflect nation’s, studies say
Massachusetts residents have faced tough employment prospects in recent years, but perhaps no group has been harder hit than young people between the ages of 16 and 24. Two recent studies that address youth unemployment suggest that the challenges faced by young people seeking jobs in the Bay State show no signs of letting up. The numbers reflect trends nationwide showing that many young people are struggling to gain a toehold in the working world.