Some 50% of recent college graduates say they're receiving financial help from their family, while an additional 19% say they need financial help from their partner or spouse. This is despite the fact that half of these graduates have full-time jobs, according to the latest installment of an ongoing study...

The jobs backdrop is still bleak: Employment among 25- to 34-year-olds, the prime age group that traditionally fuels housing demand, hit 75.3% in May, down from 76.0% in February, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. "Young-adult employment is less than halfway back to normal," says Jed Kolko, chief economist at real estate website Trulia.

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