Thursday, September 1, 2011

Tough Times for Youth—Worst Job Market On Record

Only 48.8% of 15- to 24-year olds were employed in July 2011, according to the Kansas City Star, the worst year ever since the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) began tracking this data in 1948. Roughly 4.1 million, or 18.1% of young people, wanted to work but could not find a job.

According to the BLS, 1989 was the best year on record, with 77.5% of youth having summer employment.

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