Record unemployment for youth in America – as in worse in 60 years. Oddly (or impressively) many are positive, which may actually help them weather this. However unless there are some changes, the impact of the economic stupidity of the last decade is going to last a generation.
Politically, and by "politicially" I mean "usually talked about by people with no clue," entitlements are often controversial and usually associated with urban areas. The reality is quite different.