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For millennials, the unemployment rate in September hit 11.8 percent, according to Generation Opportunity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that mobilizes young Americans regarding economic issues.

Among African-American millennials in September unemployment reached 21 percent while it reached 12.1 percent for Hispanics and 11.6 percent for female millennials, Generation Opportunity finds. Because of the declining labor force participation rate, there are now 1.7 million millennials who are not considered unemployed by the U.S. Department of Labor. This suggests that those millennials are not looking for work because of the few available jobs, and if the labor force participation rate were calculated, millennial unemployment would jump to 16.6 percent.

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