Being young and looking for a job in the United States is hard. But it could be worse. You could be Spanish, where the youth unemployment rate is 40%. That's right. Forty. Percent.
Or if you're more worried about your generation's comparative unemployment, thank your lucky stars you're not living in Scandinavia, especially Sweden where the youth joblessness is quadruple the rate among those older than 25. (These surveys should come with a grain of salt on the side, because different countries' ways of measuring and determining unemployment can help to skew international comparisons.)
But once again, things could be much worse. You could be young and in Spain or Sweden, where youth joblessness is expected to surpass 40% and 30%, respectively, in the next year.