Skip to comments.Summertime Blues: Teen Unemployment in Major U.S. Cities Tops 50 Percent
Posted on 06/02/2014 8:07:41 PM PDT by blam
June 2, 2014 - 4:16 PM
(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 dont 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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Illegals have taken most the jobs traditionally held by teens.....at least around here anyway!!!!
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.
‘I’d like to help you son, but you’re too young to vote.’
I wonder what the rates are in Chicago or Detroit.
...and, if not working, what will many of those ‘utes’ be doing all summer?
“...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...
“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.
hope and change baby!
just finishing the job Carter didn’t get the chance too!
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
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.
Child labor laws and illegal immigration.
“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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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?
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.
“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.
Actually it is the illegal ones too. Since most of them have American born children they receive all those benefits for those children.
I worry that we're done. Everywhere you look, there's some ridiculous outrage.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
“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.
That has not been my experience and I have 20+ years under my belt living in West Texas.