Skip to comments.Millennials hit 30: It's the economy, not us (Obamas world)
Posted on 02/02/2014 6:52:57 AM PST by Hojczyk
Turning 30 used to mean hitting your stride as an official adult. But for many of the countrys millennials, it feels like being stuck in perpetual late adolescence.
Marriage eludes many. Children? Not anytime soon. Most millennials have some sort of job, but for many a career seems unobtainable. A home of their own? Lots of them have had to move back in with mom and dad or shack up with roommates. Thats not the place where many millennials expected or wanted to be as they enter their thirties.
What happened? One major culprit, say many millennials: The lousy economy
Its kind of a disillusionment that were facing, Trowell said. We were told that you can be anything you want, and now here we are and you cant find a job.
About 74 percent of the oldest millennials those who are currently ages 25 to 32 were employed in 2013, according to an analysis of government data prepared by Pew Research Center. Thats down from 79 percent who were employed in 2007.
Millennials also are getting married later. In 2013, the median age of a first marriage was 29 for men and 26.6 for women, according to Pew data. Thats up significantly from just 18 years ago, when the median age of first marriage was 26.9 years old for men and 24.5 years old for women.
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Holy crap. As a baby boomer, I was on my own at 18, married at 21, and started my current career at 25.
Between then and now, millions of good jobs were sent from American, to China.
Same jobs. Producing the same things. The same people are buying, the same stuff.
Except the jobs aren’t in America now. Now American workers don’t have jobs.
They’re in China. Bring back American jobs.
For the millennial I know it’s them. I’m sure there’s plenty it’s not, but the ones I know couldn’t find work in the Reagan economy because they wouldn’t look.
A job and a marriage is so yesteryear. After all, in Obama’s America, you are married to the state and the state will pay you not to work and will feed you, as well. All praise to Obama...
I, too, was on my own at 18, and so were most of my friends. We had our own little apartments, jobs and cars. Now my friends’ kids are in their mid-20s to mid-40s and are still living at home. The few who aren’t living with their parents have several roommates. Not one roommate...but three to six roommates! Many of those still living at home are unemployed. Some have college degrees but either can’t find a job or they finally found a job at Starbucks after a long search and are grateful to have it.
This is very ominous, because young people are not going to be able to get married and have families because of this. And then what? Right now they’re living off the wealth of the Greatest Generation and Baby Boomers, and what happens when that’s gone?
New media is what the Millennials use and the Conservatives need to focus there. Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews need to become national jokes. Take the power from the purveyors of Propaganda and decentralize it amongst the young and connected. The truth will be harder to hide.
I know a millennial who’s about 30, making over $90,000, a year as an engineer at a large medical devices company, living in an apartment he can afford, but will not commit to marriage or a home.
Americans really, really need to get with American jobs.
We have been exporting jobs for so very long, we no longer get, that is a way to eliminate our own nation from the lead.
America needs to bring back jobs. American jobs.
Stop buying everything from China.
How the hell are these kids going to support us boomers if they don’t get better jobs? The audacity of them.........
today’s crop of young 20’s are still out skateboarding until they have a full beard and beer belly
don’t they chase girls anymore at that age?
They don’t have to. If they’re hetero, girls and older women chase them.
Can you please give it a rest?
My two eldest granddaughters 27 and almost 30 are doing great. Both graduated college Summa, traveled the world. 30 yo has been married 7 years, her sister 6. Both are self employed, one an award winning wedding photographer, the other an artist who has showings at New York art galleries. Their younger sister (24) another Summa grad is a 4th grade teacher at an international school in Ghana. The Ambassador to the U,N. for Africa children are some of her students. I have four more all on the same path to be productive citizens from day one. Not having a lot of money can be a real blessing. No spoiled children!
If they don't wake up soon, they're going to have a lot more to complain about than this! Instead of living with Mom and Dad, they're going to be living in a Coast-to-Coast Detroit!
ADVICE TO "MILLENNIALS": Join the Tea Party. Go to their meetings and rallies. Shut-up and listen.
You do realize, that the USA is a net-importer of jobs? More jobs from foreign countries are brought into the US than are exported abroad.
Excuse me, America is currently 17 trillion dollars in debt, and growing.
Millions of American jobs have been exported to China. America meanwhile, is facing budgetary problems, and even a shrinking military budget.
China runs a 300 billion a year, and growing surplus with America.
Now America doesn’t have enough jobs. All our stores are filled with goods made in communist China, and we are not even willing to discuss that perhaps, we did this to ourselves.
No. Sorry I will not shut up. Not while American jobs are being sent overseas.
America needs jobs.
I say baloney on that claim.
You have some evidence to support it?
Big difference is I didn't FEEL entitled to a job, a life, a career like many of these whiny crybabies do today...
I know "I" had to make my life, not wait on some other entity like mom or dad or uncle sugar daddy to grease the path for me...
At 22 I was married had two children worked a full time job and went to school three nights a week...
Ask most of these kids today to do that and you get this incredulous look like "are you insane" ...
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