Skip to comments.Bummer summer: Teen employment stays at record lows
Posted on 09/07/2013 8:20:53 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
For the fourth consecutive summer, teen employment has stayed anchored around record lows, prompting experts to fear that a generation of youth is likely to be economically stunted with lower earnings and opportunities in years ahead.
In 1999, slightly more than 52 percent of teens 16 to 19 worked a summer job. By this year, that number had plunged to about 32.25 percent over June and July. It means that slightly more than 3 in 10 teens actually worked a summer job, out of a universe of roughly 16.8 million U.S. teens.
We have never had anything this low in our lives. This is a Great Depression for teens, and no time in history have we encountered anything like that, said Andrew Sum, director of the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University in Boston. Thats why its such an important story.
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If you are 16-19 years old and can’t find a job thank an illegal alien.
That’s some, but more importantly are minimum wages and competing against adults with job experience pushed down to competition with you in a broken economy.
Who's name is B. Obama.
With openly communist teachers utilizing textbooks written by Howard Zinn, it’s going to get a lot worse.