If Retweets of Frank Ocean’s Tweets Are Any Indication, Unemployment is REALLY High

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Frank Ocean has been known to use social media to make a statement, and yesterday, he took to Twitter to talk all about jobs. With millions of U.S. teens and young adults unable to find work upon high school or college graduation, we’re happy to see Frank shine a light on these numbers.

Well, sort of. Here’s how it all went down:

+ The Employed, about 9,000 people Retweeted these:

Over 4,000 people have retweeted the above since yesterday. According to a recent report by the Anne E. Casey Foundation, America has its largest youth unemployment rate since World War II, with nearly 2.2 million teens and 4.3 million young adults neither in school nor working…so if you’re lucky enough to have a job, you betta love that ish!

If you’re one of the 5,000 people who retweeted this, try to look on the bright side: at least you have a job! And with more than half of college graduates moving back in with their parents, give yourself an extra pat on the back if you don’t have to wake up to your mom jazzercising in the living room every morning.

+ The Unemployed, about 15,000 people Retweeted this:

Over 15,000 people have retweeted the above since yesterday. If you’re one of the millions of young Americans struggling to find work, don’t get so down on yourself! You’re not alone.

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