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Unemployment Rate For Graduates Twice The State Average

Last updated on Monday, June 3, 2013

(UNDATED) - The unemployment rate for recent high school and college graduates in Indiana is twice the state average.

Now lawmakers in Washington are working fix the problem.

Young adults fresh out of high school and college aren't finding jobs.

About 6.5 million United States young adults are neither in school nor in the workplace.

But Congressman Larry Bucshon said there is a solution by improving vocational training programs and provide updated computer skills.

Most legislators agree a high unemployment can affect everything, especially a local economy.

"First of all, we have to get our economy growing and get people back to work because people have families. When families are struggling, the economy's struggling," said Congressman Bucshon.

Bucshon said we're heading in the right direction.

"They added over 300 million dollars back to the education system in the budget this year which was a good thing."

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