From CNN Money here's a short but revealing piece.
Fewer young adults hold jobs than ever before.
February 9, 2012: 5:30 AM ET
The share of young adults with jobs has hit its lowest level since the government started keeping records just after World War II.
By the end of 2011, only 54.3% of those between the ages of 18 and 24 were employed, according to a Pew Research Center report released Thursday. And the gap in employment between the young and all working-age adults is roughly 15 percentage points -- the widest on record.
Sort of makes that 8.3% unemployment figure seem ..... what is the word I'm seeking here ..... fabricated?