Earlier this month the White House released an economic report on Millennials titled, "15 Economic Facts About Millennials." The report contained a wealth of demographic, behavioural and attitudinal data on the Millennial Generation, but the following are two facts that we found particularly interesting.
1. Life Goals
Compared to older Americans, millennials have different life goals. According the White House report, the majority of respondents (over 50%) now feel that time for recreation, contributing to society, living close to friends and family, and finding new ways to experience things are important goals (see figure below).
2. Work Goals
Compared to older Americans, millennials have different work goals. According to the White House report, there's been a significant decrease in respondents who want results oriented or achievement oriented jobs, and a significant increase in respondents who want creative jobs (see figure below).