At 41.3 percent, the July labor force participation rate of teens was the lowest for the month in the post-World War II period.
The teenage summer job has been going the way of telephone booths and the cassette tape for decades. The length of the downward trend has been masked by the fact that it’s hard to tease apart teen summer jobs from teen employment more generally.
Looking at the jump in the labor-force participation of teens in July over the average for the school months, it’s clear that summer jobs peaked in the mid-1960s and have been sliding since.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Why American Teens Aren’t Working Summer Jobs Anymore – Bloomberg Business.
Performing the Market Research Have your teen really research the job opportunity. For instance, let’s say that they want to work as a sales clerk or barista for the summer. Encourage your teen to visit the store and observe the current sales staff, while writing down their impressions. Their list of observations can include: Did … Continue reading
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Teen employment has plummeted in a trend that long predates the Great Recession, worrying economists across the political spectrum. In the current labor market, any black mark can doom a worker: lack of education, inexperience, even a presumed sense of not needing the work enough. Teens are at the bottom of the totem pole, with … Continue reading
Teens and young adults employment plummeted between 2000 and 2011 in the Largest Us Metropolitan Areas study says
“Employment prospects for teens and young adults in the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas plummeted between 2000 and 2011″ write Andrew Sum, Ishwar Khatiwada, Mykhaylo Trubskyy, and Martha Ross with Walter McHugh and Sheila Palma in The Plummeting Labor Market Fortunes of Teens and Young Adults on brookings.edu. On a number of measures—employment rates, labor force underutilization, unemployment, and year-round joblessness—teens … Continue reading
More than one in seven between age 16 and 24 can’t find any job, full or part-time. For African Americans in that age group, it’s more than one in four. Continue reading