Anyone who falls between the ages of 18 and 31 can be classified as a Millennial — you know, those righteous, lazy “adults” who still live with their parents, are taking too long to get married, and who haven’t bought a home. But it turns out, Millennials are pretty savvy even though they were dealt a tough hand of cards. They went through this little thing called the Recession that has had quite an impact on the traditional path to adulthood. Despite all the hardships, they’ve been called the most civic-minded generation since the 1930s and 40s.
Here are just a few noteworthy statisctics about Millennials and the Recession:
- 8 million jobs were lost between 2008 and 2009.
- 58% of hiring managers say they have no plans to hire a recent college graduate.
- $26,600 is the average student loan debt of 2013 graduates (compared to $9,350 in 1993).
And our favorite points about Millennials in general:
- 59% of Millennials have gone to college.
- $22 billion is the approximate net worth of all the volunteer work of Millennials.
- The 3 most important things to Millennials are being a good parent, having a successful marriage, and helping others in need.
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