Millions of Americans can't find work in their fields, and take part-time or lower paying jobs to stay afloat. Monica Ross-Williams, who's underemployed, and the New York Times' Steven Greenhouse talk about people falling out of the middle class, forced to adjust their ambitions and career goals.
Most American adults are enjoying higher family incomes than their parents did, but that may be temporary. Reports show that teenagers across the country are having a hard time finding a summer job, and the long-term consequences for American society could be severe. Guest host Maria Hinojosa talks with NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax about the drought in summer employment for teens.
There were 3.6 million jobs open and ready to be filled in May if the right candidates came along, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this morning. So why aren't more people getting work? Maybe too many employers are being too picky.
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