High unemployment has Kentucky youth facing tough jobs market; Experienced employees crowding out youngsters

07/05/2011 02:53 PM

The economy. Jobs. Unemployment.

It’s hard to go to any political event and not hear those issues being brought up. In Kentucky’s gubernatorial race, it’s nearly all anyone hears about.

Gov. Steve Beshear, a Democrat seeking re-election, constantly touts job creation under his first term. And Republican Senate President David Williams and Independent candidate Gatewood Galbraith both point at Kentucky’s high unemployment numbers as a failure on Beshear’s part.

When you think of high unemployment, it’s often adults that come to mind with well-known corporations downsizing.

But the group seemingly most affected by unemployment is teens and young adults. Pure Politics took a look at how a few of Kentucky’s young people are dealing with even tougher job prospects than normal.

-Reporting and video production by Kenny Colston


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