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Showing posts with label Uemployment Teens No Jobs Summer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Uemployment Teens No Jobs Summer. Show all posts

Monday, June 16, 2008

No Jobs For Our Children.

Summer is here and our teenagers are more likely to be sitting in front of the television than taking orders and flipping burgers. I read a article that said
this year, it’s harder than ever for teens to find a summer job. Researchers have described summer 2007 as “the worst in post-World War II history” for teen summer employment, and those same researchers say that 2008 is poised to be “even worse.”

According to data, only about one-third of Americans 16 to 19 years old will have a job this summer, and vulnerable low-income and minority teens are going to fare even worse. So in other words young black children can hang it up especially if it's bad for whites. I say that because if unemployment is already high for them, then this will make it almost impossible for them to get one.

The percentage of teens classified as “unemployed” — those who are actively seeking a job but can’t get one — is more than three times higher than the national unemployment rate, according to the most recent Department of Labor statistics.