A Long, Idle Summer for America's Youth

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On this rebroadcast of today's To the Point, guest host Sara Terry looks at the summer job situation and why prospects for job seekers under 25 are so grim. At 17.3 percent youth unemployment is higher than the national average of 9.1 percent. That figure rises even higher among minorities, to 41.6 percent for African American youth. In addition to the overall economic outlook, the problem is compounded by federal, state and local budget cuts that have affected popular summer job-training programs. What's the cost personally and for society? Also, Antonio Villaraigosa takes the helm of the US Conference of Mayors. On Reporter's Notebook, Google Digitizes the British Library Collection

Banner image: Unemployed Americans search for work in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images