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Summertime Blues: Teen Unemployment in Major U.S. Cities Tops 50 Percent
CNS News ^ | Penny Starr

Posted on 06/02/2014 8:07:41 PM PDT by blam

June 2, 2014 - 4:16 PM
Penny Starr

(CNSNews.com) – A new analysis by the Employment Policy Institute (EPI) shows that unemployment among teens without a high school diploma is more than 50 percent in two of the largest U.S. cities.

Using U.S. Census Bureau data from May 2013 to April 2014, the analysis reveals that in Riverside-San Bernardino area of Southern California, the unemployment rate for teens ages 16 to 19 years old who don’t have a high school diploma is 54.2 percent.

In the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, Ore., metropolitan area, the unemployment rate from that population is 53.8 percent.

“These numbers are staggering,” Michael Saltsman, director of research at EPI told CNSNews.com. “Teens across the country this summer are missing out on valuable work experience as they continue to suffer through an extended period of high unemployment and difficult job prospects.”

Three other California metropolitan areas round out the Top 5 cities with the highest unemployment for the least skilled young people – Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana (39 percent), San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos (37.5 percent) and San Francisco-Oakland-Freemont (35.2 percent).

Saltsman said these young people would be hurt more if state and federal legislators increase the minimum wage.

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(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: economy; jobs; punks; teens

1 posted on 06/02/2014 8:07:41 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Unexpected.


2 posted on 06/02/2014 8:08:07 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: blam
More: Reuters US Seattle approves hike in minimum wage to $15 per hour
3 posted on 06/02/2014 8:10:01 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam
A Third Of America's 18- To 34-Years-Olds Live With Their Parents
4 posted on 06/02/2014 8:11:22 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Illegals have taken most the jobs traditionally held by teens.....at least around here anyway!!!!


5 posted on 06/02/2014 8:12:42 PM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: blam

Right The liberal response will be to increase the minimum wage. They don’t care because all that matters is that they appear to be doing something while relentlessly pushing towards more socialism. They don’t care that it will cost jobs among urban youth since the Republicans and MSM won’t hold them accountable. Pubs = useless and MSM / dems = hopeless. Useless and Hopeless.


6 posted on 06/02/2014 8:14:56 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: blam

‘I’d like to help you son, but you’re too young to vote.’


7 posted on 06/02/2014 8:17:23 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: blam

I wonder what the rates are in Chicago or Detroit.


8 posted on 06/02/2014 8:27:51 PM PDT by umgud
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To: blam

...and, if not working, what will many of those ‘utes’ be doing all summer?


9 posted on 06/02/2014 8:41:43 PM PDT by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: blam
Summertime Blues: Teen Unemployment in Major U.S. Cities Tops 50 Percent...surely, raising the minimum wage will go a long way toward helping the situation......
10 posted on 06/02/2014 8:55:02 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: choctaw man

“...and, if not working, what will many of those ‘utes’ be doing all summer?”

Exactly what I was thinking. Wilding and rioting. As soon as non-feral adults start to defend themselves it will be the justification that bammy needs to invoke martial law and start confiscating weapons from the bitter clingers...


11 posted on 06/02/2014 8:57:51 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED.)
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To: Carbonsteel

“Illegals have taken most the jobs traditionally held by teens.....at least around here anyway!!!!”

The problem really is that the Hispanics (legal or illegal) are, for the most part honest, hardworking people. I don’t like where we are today with illegal immigration, but from what I see, the Hispanics are willing to work for a living, while the blacks (and white trash) sit around on their fat asses collecting welfare checks. The other part of is is that unlike the Blacks, the Hispanics are willing to learn jobs so that they are very good at them.


12 posted on 06/02/2014 9:10:29 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: blam

hope and change baby!

just finishing the job Carter didn’t get the chance too!


13 posted on 06/02/2014 9:23:29 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: blam

The above average kids I know are worried spitless about not getting into college.

They face $20,000 per year expenses if they even get a scholarship or if they’re not mexican or black. Or if their parents have money

Then they face $20,000 to $80,000 even $a hundred Gs debt

I can’t get any kid in my neighborhood to do anything for us. No one will rake the leaves. Nothing

They need $60 G. In this economy where they’ll be lucky to get a job.

I don’t know

And they have to compete with illegals around here for the lawn mowing, restaurant, work


14 posted on 06/02/2014 9:48:54 PM PDT by stanne
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To: blam

Because kids nowadays are dumb as sh*t. We even had interviews for our warehouse packer position and most of these idiots showed up in jeans with earphone still strapped to their collars.


15 posted on 06/02/2014 9:55:59 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: blam

Child labor laws and illegal immigration.


16 posted on 06/02/2014 10:33:30 PM PDT by steve8714 (Islam is militant. Atheism is militant. Where is my Catholic Church?)
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To: Intolerant in NJ

“surely, raising the minimum wage will go a long way toward helping the situation......”

Probably won’t matter much. Those jobs are all taken by illegals anyway.


17 posted on 06/02/2014 11:04:17 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: vette6387
but from what I see, the Hispanics are willing to work for a living,

Here in California legal Hispanics are twice as likely to get some kind of public assistance than non-Hispanics. They may or may not be working, but they often don't make enough to support their families, and the taxpayers make up the difference with food stamps, section 8, MediCal, etc.

And again, that's the legal ones.

18 posted on 06/02/2014 11:09:27 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: blam

Well at least they still live at home. My husband has been unemployed since Novemebr and we are now in the process of selling our home and we have to move to another state and he wont have a job there either.


19 posted on 06/02/2014 11:13:44 PM PDT by funfan
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To: vette6387

“from what I see, the Hispanics are willing to work for a living, while the blacks (and white trash) sit around on their fat asses collecting welfare checks.”

It doesn’t matter whether whites are willing to work at these jobs or not; they are excluded.


20 posted on 06/02/2014 11:38:59 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Carbonsteel

A few years ago I stopped at a McDonald’s a few towns over and the woman handing over my food didn’t understand any English. I had to go inside because the order was wrong. They handed me a replacement, lo and behold, it was wrong too. I called the manager when I got home to complain about them hiring what is obviously illegal aliens and where in the hell are American kids supposed to work these days. DO you know what he said? “They work at Starbucks and places like that.”

Unbelievable. We’ve got a perfect storm here. Flooded with tird-worlders, enabling do-nothing government, and greedy unpatriotic American schmucks.


21 posted on 06/03/2014 1:35:25 AM PDT by kelly4c (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2900389%2C41#help)
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To: vette6387

Can you really attribute an adjective like “honest” to a whole race of people? If so, what makes the Mexican race more apt to tell the truth than say the Polish? Ironically, my first “boyfriend” was Mexican and he lied to me about his age. My best friend freshman year was Mexican and she lied to me about her allegiances. As for hardworking, maybe a lot of them are, but that still does not excuse the fact that our own need jobs badly and a lot of them are not available because the “hard-working” Mexicans take them. Being a hard worker is an admirable trait, but to me even more admiral is a country’s citizens taking care of their own, giving them a chance to prove they too can be hard-working. Teens and young adults might not be the best employees but at least in the past we knew they had to start somewhere! If native-born white Americans were not also hard-workers how in the world did we end up the greatest superpower?


22 posted on 06/03/2014 1:52:11 AM PDT by kelly4c (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2900389%2C41#help)
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To: kelly4c

All of the fast food chains in my area are staffed by Hispanics; some smaller businesses will still hire whites. The Stewart’s in my town no longer opens on Mondays; I’ve never seen that before, but I’m not surprised. Drove past on the weekend at lunchtime and there was less than half a dozen cars there; the prices are too high and the food isn’t “fast”.

My county went overwhelmingly for Obama; there aren’t many Americans left here.


23 posted on 06/03/2014 4:27:56 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kelly4c

“If native-born white Americans were not also hard-workers how in the world did we end up the greatest superpower?”

Back when I was a young man, native-born white Americans WERE hard-working, educated and had parents who instilled in them the requisite values for success in life. Those people made this country the success that it was. It is a sad commentary on this country that we have abdicated the “hard work” jobs to the underclass of Hispanics. And to be fair, “business” has also been a driver in this process. Business people have little or no patriotism today. The business schools have turned out trash whose only thought is where the next buck is coming from and not how that process impacts the nation. Outsourcing to China is a prime example of their thinking. And yeah Costco is a success, because they sell mostly Chink $hit! They think nothing of selling you foodstuffs from China even though the stuff may be poison. So when you think about all the crooks in the government, you have to look elsewhere to see that they are everywhere today.


24 posted on 06/03/2014 7:32:04 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Hugin

Actually it is the illegal ones too. Since most of them have American born children they receive all those benefits for those children.


25 posted on 06/03/2014 8:57:54 AM PDT by sheana
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To: kelly4c
"Unbelievable. We’ve got a perfect storm here."

I worry that we're done. Everywhere you look, there's some ridiculous outrage.

EVERYWHERE!

26 posted on 06/03/2014 9:04:09 AM PDT by blam
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To: vette6387
"They think nothing of selling you foodstuffs from China even though the stuff may be poison."

Yup. A couple things I know.

80% of all the garlic consumed in the USA comes from China. Most of the 100% real juice, contains 80% apple juice from China.

27 posted on 06/03/2014 9:07:53 AM PDT by blam
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To: max americana
"Because kids nowadays are dumb as sh*t. We even had interviews for our warehouse packer position and most of these idiots showed up in jeans with earphone still strapped to their collars."

Whew!

My neighbor told me last night that this W/E he had to teach his 38 year old son how to use a check-book so that he would have a receipt for the child-support payments he was giving to his ex-wife. He's just been paying cash W/O a receipt.

I bit my tongue.

28 posted on 06/03/2014 9:14:30 AM PDT by blam
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To: vette6387

I’m a supervisor for a major manufacturing facility here where I live.

Hispanics are no more or less hardworking than Blacks or Whites.

Of the 40 or so folks I have working for me right now the hardest working employee I have is a 35 year old Black man.

The issue is with the ILLEGALS and their propensity to take jobs from teens and legal minorities. Granted it’s not all their fault because business are more than happy to hire someone willing to work off the books for half the money.


29 posted on 06/03/2014 10:05:56 AM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: blam

“80% of all the garlic consumed in the USA comes from China.”

Yeah, I live 50 miles from Gilroy, CA which is billed as the “Garlic Capitol” of the country, and yet Costco has garlic from China. The Chinks probably soak their garlic in melamine or some other toxic chemical before they send it over. It’s not just their dog food or their sheet rock that’s adulterated.


30 posted on 06/03/2014 11:10:52 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Carbonsteel

“Hispanics are no more or less hardworking than Blacks or Whites.”

I think that maybe you should take a look outside your company. I am not suggesting that there are not hardworking Blacks (or any other group for that matter), but my experience is that the Hispanics are generally more willing to do whatever work there is to do because most of them have had their “life’s experience” south of the border. The people I know who hire semi-skilled labor all say that the Hispanics do a better job than other groups.


31 posted on 06/03/2014 11:14:16 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: vette6387

That has not been my experience and I have 20+ years under my belt living in West Texas.


32 posted on 06/03/2014 11:20:06 AM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: Hugin
Probably won’t matter much. Those jobs are all taken by illegals anyway...people in Jersey actually voted 2 to 1 last fall to raise the minimum wage in the state - businesses all along the coast are already complaining this summer that they can't afford to hire as many helpers as they did in the past - many college and high school kids looking for seasonal employment - illegals or not, the jobs are already going away....
33 posted on 06/03/2014 4:47:37 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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