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Opinion | ‘All Rejections’: What Happened to Entry-Level Jobs in America?


By Peter Coy

Produced by Derek Arthur

Recently graduated and struggling to find a job? You are not alone. In this audio essay, the Opinion economics writer Peter Coy explores why the class of 2024 is in a job slump, despite a low unemployment rate. He talks to a recent graduate, John York, about his challenges so far.

(A full transcript of this audio essay will be available within 24 hours of publication in the audio player above.)


Credit…Illustration by The New York Times; photograph by Christopher Furlong/Getty

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This episode of “The Opinions” was produced by Derek Arthur. It was edited by Alison Bruzek and Kaari Pitkin. Mixing by Sonia Herrero. Original music by Carole Sabouraud and Pat McCusker. Fact-checking by Kate Sinclair. Audience strategy by Shannon Busta and Kristina Samulewski.

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