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DULUTH - A new report calls unemployment rates a crisis for young adults in Minnesota.
It's a problem that hits close to home for many young people across the Northland.
"I would really hope to stay if I can, but obviously it's all about the jobs," Callum Stroud, a junior at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, said.
Stroud came from England to study theater.
"Before I started university I thought it was going to be easy, I'm not going to lie. I thought you could just go to university and jump straight into a job. I've been here a few years and learned that isn't the case. And that's surprisingly shocking," Stroud said.
The numbers are also shocking.
A new report released by Young Invincibles shows the unemployment rate for young adults in Minnesota, ages 16-24 is 11 percent, which is twice the state's overall average.
"That really does quite worry me. I've tried to avoid making huge plans because everything is so rocky at the minute," Stroud said.
Although he has big dreams of becoming an actor, he said he's willing to work in any capacity.
"Just something that gives us a foot in the real world nothing big, just something like a waiter or an office job that gives a standing so we can get into the real world," Stroud said.
The report also shows young adults in Minnesota make almost $2,000 less today than they did in 2005.
"It's a big worry because we are spending so much money on education and were going to be in thousands of dollars in debt and its very scary that we might not be able to find a job immediately after college to pay off those loans and they'll just accumulate with interest," Barakat Titilope, a sophomore at U.M.D., said.
Stroud said he is still optimistic, but is aware he may have to resort to plan B.
"It may be a case of going home and living with my parents again. There's no real job prospects anymore, there is but you'd be really lucky to find them," Stroud said.