Friday, April 25th

The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Mitt Romney says youth unemployment rate is double what it is for all Americans

For the third time in recent weeks, Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign has released an "infographic" that criticizes President Barack Obama’s jobs record for key demographic groups. First came women, then Hispanics, and now youth. One of its claims got our attention: "The youth unemployment rate is double the unemployment rate for all Americans." The graphic goes on to say that the unemployment rate is 8.2 percent overall and 16.4 percent for youth. When we looked at data compiled by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, we found that these numbers …

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