RIVERSIDE (CNS) — Riverside is one of the 25 worst cities for young adults to live in the United States, according to an online survey that examined unemployment, education, indebtedness and other factors.

TheDailyBeast.com compiled a list of places where prospects appear dimmest for people 20-34 years old, which the website referred to as “the lost generation” because of the dwindling career opportunities available following the sharp economic downturn of 2008-09.

According to TheDailyBeast.com, employment and marriage statistics, debt levels and college graduation rates were used to gauge which metropolitan areas’ are the least attractive for young adults.

Riverside ranked No. 12.

The website noted the unemployment rate in the city for people aged 20 to 24 is close to 30 percent, an increase of 60 percent since 2008.

The number of 18- to 24-year-olds with some college education has not changed in the last three years, the website found, and the number of unmarried men 20-34 has increased 5 percent, while the number of unmarried women has jumped 10 percent.

Orlando, Fla., was ranked No. 1 on the list, with 90 percent unemployment for residents 20-24 years old.

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  1. hornman4u says:

    WHAT!?!? Orlando is #1??? How can that be??? Disney World is a HUGE employer of 20 & 30 somethings in that area. Me thinks someone pulled these stats out of their arse.

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