Rory O'Sullivan
Rory O'Sullivan

Rory is the Policy Director at Young Invincibles where he oversees the organization’s policy and advocacy work. He is an expert in economic, higher education, and health care policy as they relate to young adults. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, ABC News Online, Yahoo News, the LA Times, and the Christian Science Monitor among others. Before moving to Washington D.C. for graduate school, Rory worked for a law firm and state senate campaign in his home-town of San Francisco. He graduated from Pomona College in 2006 with a B.A. in Philosophy Politics, and Economics, and he completed a joint J.D./M.P.P. in 2011 at Georgetown University.

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Sept. 6, 2013

BLS Jobs Report: Millennial Unemployment is Up to 11.8%

While unemployment nationwide ticked down to 7.3% last month, it rose for Millennials to 11.8%.

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Aug. 2, 2013

We Should Be Very Worried About the Drop in Millennial Unemployment

The unemployment rate for 18 to 29 year-olds declined in July to 11.4% from 12% in June, but don't be fooled. Tough times discouraged many from looking for work at all.
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June 7, 2013

New Unemployment Rate: Millennial Joblessness Jumps to 11.6%, and That's Bad News If You're Looking For Work

In May, the economy added 175,000 jobs while millennials saw their unemployment rate rise form 11.1% to 11.6%.
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May 5, 2013

It's Been 53 Straight Months Over 10% Millennial Unemployment

Millennial unemployment declined from 11.7% in March to 11.1% in April, but remains unacceptably high.
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April 5, 2013

Gone Missing: The American Dream

Millennials saw their unemployment rate fall last month, but this actually reflected a drop in job prospects as many younger workers simply left the labor force.
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March 8, 2013

Millennial Unemployment: Drops to 12.5%, But Sequestration Could Increase It

Millennial unemployment fell from 13.1% in January to 12.5% in February, but Congress is actively creating more economic barriers for our generation.

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Feb. 12, 2013

SOTU 2013: Millennials Need Action to Follow Talk

It is up to our generation to say enough is enough. The status quo is not working. And Obama's State of the Union address proved that.
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Feb. 1, 2013

January Jobs Report Shows Young Workers Falling Further Behind With Serious Long Term Consequences

Millennial unemployment shot over 13% in January. The U.S. economy 10 years down the line could be negatively impacted by the youth jobless rate we see today.
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July 10, 2012

Youth Unemployment Crisis: 2.7 Million Youth Jobs Lost in America Due to Great Recession

The economy is missing 2.7 million youth jobs that would exist had the recession never occurred. That is enough young people to fill the entire city of Chicago.
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March 31, 2012

Affordable Care Act Will Expand Coverage and Cut Health Care Costs

The ACA uses a market-based solution to promote competition among insurance companies that will drive down prices for consumers and promote choice. It is the right policy.