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More Young Adults Moving Back In With Parents
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) More than one-third of young adults aged 18 to 30 still live with their parents.
It’s the highest share in their age group in at least 40 years, according to a pew research center analysis.
The numbers are growing, more young adults are living at home with their parents.
Last year 21.6 million people lived in their parent's home, that's up from 18.5 million in 2007.
"With the economic downturn there are a lot of kids having a hard time finding jobs. They are also proposing some big life decisions like getting married or just things that use to be done at a much younger age. So, going back home to live with mom and dad sounds like a good idea,” said Janice Nelsen-Hendrix.
25-year-old Lesly Bradbury lives at home with her parents.
When she was 18 she moved out of the house to live on her own, but that only lasted a year.
"In September of 2006 I tried the whole living on my own thing and got myself into a little debt. Mom and dad said to get back on track I could move in with them” said Lesly Bradbury, lives at home.
Men are more likely than women to live with mom and dad.
40% of young men live at home, compared to 32% of women.
"Part of living and growing is the struggle to get to a point where you can be financially stable."
Moving back home for Bradbury was tough, she felt like a failure.
"Saving money and trying to get your life back on track."