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US – Teens aren’t working summer jobs anymore

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.

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