Skip to comments.Percentage of Young People Employed in July Is Lowest on Record
Posted on 08/25/2011 10:34:50 AM PDT by Nachum
(CNSNews.com) Although more young people found jobs between April and July, the percentage of young people employed in July 2011 was the lowest July rate on record since the government started tracking the numbers in 1948.
Data released on Wednesday by the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that only 48.8 percent of young people ages 16-24 were employed in July, a slightly lower percentage than last year. Youth employment typically peaks in July, as high school and college students work summer jobs and graduates take permanent jobs.
In July 2011, 18.6 million 16- to 24-year-olds were employed, about the same number as last year (although a lower percentage).
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But we need illegals to harvest crops. Anyone else think there is a problem here?
Raising the minimum wage was a brilliant idea, believe it or not it (minimum wage ) is still popular as most people dont have a clue about basic economics. They actually believe the government can force employers to give away money to voters.
***Twenty-six percent of employed youth worked in the leisure and hospitality sector (which includes food services), and another 21 percent found jobs in the retail trade industry.***
When I was a young woman, the young men were starting careers in the mines and construction at that age. Guys were starting to apprentice with welders, mechanics, masons, etc. Yes, there were always burger-flipping jobs, but those were held by students or losers.
With half of our employed youth working loser jobs - I hope that most of them are in college.
But according to Pelosi, if they’re on food stamps, they’re working.
Percentage of people on welfare of all kinds at a record high also?
Brought to us courtesy of the AFL-CIO.
Maybe we should raise the minimum wage and give amnesty to illegals. That ought to help.
...but it’s not a “Depression” Depression...
I was one of the original Reagan Democrats. We can only hope the first and second time voters have seen the light, like I did.
Percentage of Young People Employed in July Is Lowest on Record
Another Obama milestone! Bravo Mr. Job Creator!
Gee, it couldn’t possibly have anything to do with the minimum wage, could it?
Obambi is true to his word, he is ‘spreading it around.’ Those rich white kids didn’t really need to work. High black unemployment? just collateral damage to The One.
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