A heavily blue-collar economy and the global financial crisis have made it tough for graduates, whose numbers have risen sharply.
US output fell 3.8 percent at the end of 2008, but exports slid at a 20 percent rate.
President Obama names new task force to strengthen the middle class
The global recession is shuttering manufacturers and pushing millions out of work or into lower wages.
Millions – many now jobless – pack the railways during the world's largest annual migration.
Shrinking glaciers mean longer hikes to water flocks
The North claimed to have weaponized plutonium and said its nuclear status would not change. But analysts see bid for attention.