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Stay or Go? 50 Year Low Mobility Among Young Adults

A US Census Bureau report details a tough economy for 20 somethings and recent college graduates. KLBK's Alison Morris spoke with a career counselor at Texas Tech to get his advice for young students on the verge of starting out.
Jay Killough, director of the Texas Tech Career Center says that he sees all kinds of students with all kinds of ambitions,
but he says, the economy as it is now is making it harder to move on.

"A Lot of times, students- it depends on the student, as far as where they want to be. The family values in my experience are getting more closer to home and so students are going home and living with mom and dad after graduation and that's acceptable."

"We try to advise the students to be broad and broaden their thinking, because there might not be an opportunity where they want in Texas, so in order to be hire able, they need to broaden their horizons," said Killough.

Student loans are at an all-time high, and so is the cost of living in many places.

While a lot of students go back to school if they can't find a job, Killough says, it's not always the best idea.

Stay or go Killough says, it's a personal choice.

"It is a scary thought to cut the cord, so to speak, and have to be independent, and have to pay your own bills and that's a scary thought for some students."
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