The job crisis not only affects young Americans, but it continues to be a problem in many parts of the world.
Nearly 75 million youth (defined by the International Labor Office as people ages 15-24) are unemployed around the world, an increase of more than 4 million since 2007.
At 12.6 % in 2011 and projected at 12.7 % in 2012, the global youth unemployment rate remains at least a full percentage point above its level in 2007. By 2016, the youth unemployment rate is projected to remain at the same high level.
Although (large) differences in regional youth unemployment rates remain, all regions face major youth employment challenges.
Take a look at the youth unemployment rates for 2000 and 2011 in regions all over the world.
World. 2000: 12.7%. 2011: 12.6%.
In honor of Veterans Day, many restaurants and retailers are offering free meals or specials to veterans and service members through the weekend. Here is a list provided by the U.S. Army.
Central & South-Eastern Europe (non-EU) & CIS. 2000: 20%. 2011: 17.6%.
East Asia. 2000: 9.3%. 2011: 9%.
South-East Asia & the Pacific. 2000: 13.2%. 2011: 13.5%.
South Asia. 2000: 10.1. 2011: 9.8%.
Latin America & the Caribbean. 2000: 15.8%. 2011: 14.3%.
The water release for downstream users from Cachuma Lake to the lower Santa Ynez River is ending early. Water officials say the annual pre set allocation was released quicker than past years and the allotment is moving all the way to Lompoc as scheduled.
A Santa Barbara Coffee Shop on a busy corner for more than 20 years is no longer going to be the daily perk for many customers. The Coffee Cat on Anacapa and Anapamu Streets is going to close at the end of this month.