Did you find any of the statistics presented in this report or any of the firsthand stories shocking? How and why? Were you aware of the large gap between the unemployment rate as a whole and the youth unemployment rate? How well does this video report expose that difference? Judging by the information presented in this video, what might account for the gap between the overall unemployment rate and the youth unemployment rate? How does the video present these possible explanations? Throughout his report, Thomas uses statistics to reinforce the interviews he conducts, just as a reporter writing a traditional print story would. Why do you think Thomas is careful to back up the stories told in interviews with broader statistical information? http://www.nytimes.com/video/business/100000001361654/young-and-unemployed.html

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