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There are two dominant veins of thought about Generation Y that have garnered a lot of media interest in the past several months. PayScale's data reveals that these two perspectives don't necessarily have to be mutually exclusive and that, sometimes, data-driven stories are just as complicated as the humans they're based on.
PayScale's Generations at Work data package examined the commuting habits of Gen Y, Gen X, and Baby Boomers, and discovered that, when it comes to getting to work, the generations have more in common than you might think.
Gen Yers are getting a slower start on their careers, thanks to a soft economy and a changing professional landscape. A recent report finds that these delays have far-reaching impacts for younger workers, who may hit the sweet spot in their careers later than previous generations.
Millennials are more likely to have to move back home with their parents after starting their careers than previous generations. Almost 28 percent of Gen Y workers have been forced to move in with their folks, due to financial hardship, according to data gathered for PayScale's Generations at Work study.
Does when you were born influence your career? Recent data suggests it might. PayScale's second annual Generations at Work data package compares career trends among Baby Boomers, Gen X, and Gen Y workers.
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