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by Jennifer Bleyer
Salon (15 March 2010)

“They’re young, they’re broke, and they pay for organic salmon with government subsidies. Got a problem with that?... The increase in food stamp use among this demographic is hard to measure, as they represent a cross section of characteristics not specifically tracked by the Agriculture Department, which administers the program.


But general unemployment figures among the group are stark: Between the ends of 2007 and 2009, unemployment among those aged 20 to 34 rose 100 percent, and between 2006 and 2009, unemployment among those with a bachelor’s degree or higher was up 179 percent.”


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