One in Four Teens Can't Find Work This Summer

One in Four Teens Can't Find Work This Summer


Northeastern University Center for Labor Market Studies found that this Summer's teen employment rate is approaching a postwar low, and their study on the issue stated that, "Less work experience today leads to less work experience tomorrow and lower earnings down the road." 16 and 17-year olds have it worse than 18 and 19-year olds as more employers are adopting hiring policies that favor older teens, and the study showed that one in four younger teens can't find work this Summer.

Retailers that typically hire teens have been undergoing financial troubles costing the industry 194,000 jobs since March 2007, and teens that typically found employment folding and refolding are now finding those jobs unavailable. Hopefully these out-of-work teens are staying out of trouble and learning to cope with a lot of free time but no paycheck.

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