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The Courier-Journal, Kentucky's young jobless burden taxpayers

Kentucky affected by lower tax collections, greater benefits demand
By Jere Downs

Date Published: 1/9/2014

Persistently high unemployment among young people, including lost tax revenue and greater demand for social services, is a greater burden for Kentucky and Indiana taxpayers than other states, according to a study released Tuesday.

The tough job market for those 34 and younger has affected Kentucky the most in terms of lower tax collections and greater demand unemployment benefits, food stamps and other social programs, according to the study released by the Washington, D.C., non profit Young Invincibles. Next on the list were Alabama, North Carolina, Georgia and Mississippi.

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