Daily Digit is the story behind the numbers that make our world work. Today we’re looking at everyone’s favorite generation to criticize: millennials. According to a new study, 24.1 percent of millennials with full-time jobs get financial assistance from their parents to pay bills. However, a little help making ends meet may be a symptom of a much bigger problem. While unemployment has dropped dramatically since the height of the recession, millennials hold a bleak view on job security and 55 percent say they aren’t engaged in their work. Over the last 10 years, millennials have changed jobs at a much higher rate than other generations at the same point in their careers. Gallup estimates that high turnover among millennials in the workplace costs the U.S. economy $30.5 billion per year — so there’s more to the story than avocado toast and music festivals.
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