Joblessness, Record Student Loan Debt, National Debt to Blame
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The official Youth Misery Index, as calculated by Young America's Foundation (YAF), has hit a record high of 98.6. The index is calculated by adding figures for youth unemployment (at a near record high), average graduating student loan debt (at a record high) and the per capita national debt (also at a record high).
YAF spokesperson Ashley Pratte will discuss the Youth Misery Index, the hardships that young people are experiencing and the resulting implications for the 2014 elections at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference scheduled for Thursday, February 13 at 10 a.m. in the club's Bloomberg Room, on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building, 529 14th St. NW, Washington DC 20045.
SOURCE National Press Club