Even Fewer Twentysomethings Have Full-Time Jobs Than Last Year

Regardless of education, the number of young Americans with full-time jobs is lower than it was in 2012.

1. According to a new Gallup poll, fewer young adults have full-time jobs in the United States today than in 2012.

2. In 2012, 47% had full-time jobs. Today, 43.6% do.

3. The poll showed that those with college degrees are twice as likely to have full-time employment than those who do not, but…

4. Those with college degrees are still less likely to have a full-time job than they were last year.

5. Gallup said full-time jobs form “the foundation of the American middle class.”


The availability of full-time jobs and the benefits associated with them form the foundation of the American middle class. Full-time employment provides the financial security needed to support families. It provides the financial stability for Americans to achieve homeownership. It provides the working relationships that allow Americans to gain experience and take advantage of opportunities for advancement as they develop.

6. And they called this problem a crisis, saying, “There appears to be a growing crisis involving a lack of full-time work facing all younger Americans right now, regardless of their education level.”

7. Here are the full poll results.

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