Generation Opportunity - July Jobs Numbers and Millennial Unemployment

Generation Opportunity President Paul T. Conway – former Labor Department Chief of Staff – available immediately to preview jobs report as well as discuss the numbers in detail after release

Labor Department to Release July Jobs Numbers this Friday, August 3rd  Former Labor Department Official to Discuss Millennial Unemployment Rate, Significance for Young Americans Ages 18-29, and Impact on 2012 

Washington, DC – (7/30/12) – Generation Opportunity President Paul T. Conway, former Chief of Staff of the US Department of Labor, has extensive experience detailing the context and specific impact of the unemployment numbers released monthly by the Labor Department. He can discuss the larger trends and data as well as the personal impact on Millennials. Conway can detail the perspectives of more than 3.4 million young people Generation Opportunity connects with every day on Facebook in addition to the hundreds of thousands of young adults the organization’s field staff continue to meet with in person on the ground in states across the nation.

Earlier this month, Generation Opportunity released data that indicated that young adults ages 18-29 faced a 12.8% non-seasonally adjusted (NSA) unemployment rate for June. The rate would be 16.8% (NSA) if one were to factor in the 1.7 million young adults who have given up looking for work because of the poor economy. Conway is prepared to address the 18-29 year old unemployment rate and detail what the numbers mean for young Americans.

SUBJECT: Labor Department release of July jobs numbers, Generation Opportunity president available now to discuss specifically 18-29 year old unemployment rate as well as impact on Millennials.

EXPERT: Paul T. Conway, president of Generation Opportunity, former US Labor Department Chief of Staff

CONTACT: Matthew Faraci at 202-997-1636 or



Generation Opportunity is a non-profit, non-partisan 501 (c)(4) organization that seeks to engage everyone from young adults, to early career professionals, college students, young mothers and fathers, construction workers, current service men and women, veterans, entrepreneurs, and all Americans who find themselves dissatisfied with the status quo and willing to create a better tomorrow.

Generation Opportunity operates on a strategy that combines advanced social media tactics with proven field tactics to reach Americans 18-29. The organization’s social media platforms – “Being American by GO,” “The Constitution by GO,” “Gas Prices Are Too Damn High,” and “Keep Texas Awesome” on Facebook – have amassed a total fan base of more than 3.4 million. All four pages post links to relevant articles and reports from sources ranging from the federal Government Accountability Office (GAO), to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Brookings Institution, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and The Heritage Foundation.

Read about Generation Opportunity here; visit “Being American by GO” on Facebook here, “The Constitution by GO” on Facebook here, “Gas Prices Are Too Damn High” on Facebook here, and “Keep Texas Awesome” on Facebook here.

For our Spanish-language page – Generación Oportunidad – click here.