Young Employees Thrive in Right to Work States
(Source: March 2011 NRTWC Newsletter)
Millions Have 'Voted With Their Feet' For Better Opportunities
For a combination of reasons, nationwide the number of young adults aged 25-34 is growing far more slowly than is the number of Americans aged 55 and older.
In 1999, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were 37.94 million people aged 25-34 living in the U.S. By 2009, there were 41.57 million people nationwide in that age bracket. That's a 9.6% increase. Over the same decade, the number of Americans aged 55 and older soared from 57.93 million to 74.36 million, a whopping 28.4% increase!
The nationwide decline in young employees' population share, relative to that of Americans nearing or in their retirement years, is obviously an impediment to economic growth.
Eleven Non-Right to Work States Suffered Young-Adult Population Declines