Today, in response to the national youth unemployment rate numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, NFTE CEO Amy Rosen released the following statement: U.S. Youth Unemployment Still More than Three Times National Rate Today, the BLS report on the American employment picture shows a continuing bleak picture for young people - more than one in five of whom (20.2%) are unemployed. Below is a quote from Amy Rosen, CEO of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, a 26 year old global non-profit which teaches entrepreneurship thinking and employment skills to young people. More at: www.NFTE.com “It's not getting any better for young people,” said Rosen. “High youth unemployment undermines long term economic growth and stability. It's been a persistent problem in Europe and a powder keg in the Middle East - it's an issue we literally cannot afford to overlook."