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.