At a time when young people are facing a mountain of new challenges in college, the labor market, and the home, this report, lays clear how much the failure to provide young people with good jobs is costing America's economy and the public each year at the federal and state level. The findings are staggering: severely high youth unemployment costs $9 billion in tax revenue each year. This report is a call to action for the national public, and the message shouldn't be taken lightly. How we tackle the problems facing today's youth has enormous implications for what the rest of the 21st century will look like in the U.S. Their policy proposals represent the opening of a national dialogue about how to address our current youth employment crisis. at the federal and state level.