June 1, 2007

Super Busy Young Americans

31%

That’s the portion of Gen Next Americans (ages 18-25) who say they are both going to school and working either part-time or full-time.

Overall, 44% of Gen Nexters are employed full-time, another 26% work part-time, while nearly half (46%) are currently enrolled in school – 11% are in high school or technical school, 32% are in college and 3% are in graduate school. Nearly one-in three (31%) Nexters are working and attending school: 19% go to school and work part-time and 12% are juggling full-time work and school. Most Nexters not currently enrolled in school plan to resume their education at some point in the future; nearly seven-in-ten (68%) say they will return to school; 28% say they have no plans to return. Read More