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David Nicklaus: Despite better job market, millennials aren't leaving home

Graduate from college: Check. Get a job: Check. Move into your own apartment? Not so fast. "It's a lot easier for me to live at home and not pay rent for the time being," says Rachel Yann, 22, who commutes to a job in downtown St. Louis from her parents' house in Troy, Ill. "It makes it easier for me to transition into the real world." She's among a steadily rising number of young adults more than 20 million who live with parents or other relatives. For a few years, it was easy to blame the trend on a lousy job market: If you're unemployed, you can't afford your own place. Now, the job market is improving and 18- to 34-year-olds still...

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