With rising fears of recession, how will Gen Z fare? : The Indicator from Planet Money Gen Zers, it's time to put the TikTok away and revamp those cover letters. With murmurs of an upcoming recession, what does this mean for the newest entrants into the labor market?

Jobs Friday: Gen Z and the scars of recessions past

Jobs Friday: Gen Z and the scars of recessions past

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The newest jobs report brings a mixture of emotions. On one hand, the US economy added 372,000 jobs in June. But on the other hand, talks of an upcoming recession is concerning, especially for one group of people: Gen Z.

Brought up in relative prosperity, Gen Zers—especially newer college graduates—may face a grim labor market. If that happens, like their Millennial predecessors, they may bear the scars of recession for years to come.

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