Millennials are facing one of the toughest economic landscapes since WWII

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Deep Dive - Millennial Jobs

For millennials, now come the robots

Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios

Millennials face one of the toughest economic landscapes of any generation since World War II: they are working for relatively low pay and, for college graduates, they're saddled with an average of some $30,000 in student debt.

But now, they are about to confront yet another challenge — robots. Millennials will be the first generation to absorb the full impact of the new age of automation, which, if history is a teacher, will wipe out jobs faster than the economy can create new ones.

The millennials who are making it

Millennials are often lumped together as victims of bad economic times, but they actually have vast wage disparities — and some are doing just fine.

Data: Bureau of Labor Statistics; Interactive: Lazaro Gamio/Axios

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