The youth unemployment rate for those between the ages of 16 and 24 was around 8 percent in early Typically teenagers report the highest rates of unemployment. Those in their early 20s are more likely to be working, but their status often depends more on whether they remain in school.
Publication Date: August Newspaper: Washington DC Examiner. That matches the worst rate recorded in the last 57 years.
In50 percent of all youth, ages 16—24, were employed, either full- or part-time. Youth enrolled in high school had an employment rate of 20 percent, while the rate was 45 percent for those in college, either full- or part-time. Those not enrolled in school had an employment rate of 72 percent.
Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. Back in the day, most teens had some sort of job lined up for the summer. For some, it was an extension of an after-school job they held during the year.
The summer job is considered a rite of passage for the American Teenager. It is a time when tossing newspaper bundles and bussing restaurant tables acts as a rehearsal for weightier adult responsibilities, like bundling investments and bussing dinner-party plates. But in the last few decades, the summer job has been disappearing.
When Kyra Kelly, a year-old who lives in the Bay Area, decided she wanted to find a summer job to save up for a car, she checked the websites of the local businesses she and her friends visited regularly. In addition to the benefits of making money, having a summer job can help develop organization, time management, communication and conflict management skills. But fewer teenagers are working traditional summer jobs.
Did you know that every 9 minutes, somewhere in the U. The good news is that most of these injuries can be prevented if teachers, parents, employers, teens and others work together. However, the number of youth working has been declining since
How to help young people transition into the labor market is receiving increased attention following the dramatic deterioration in employment among teens and young adults during and since the Great Recession. The data below describe employment trends among young people aged 16 to 19 and 20 to 24 between and and updates previous research. According to a number of measures, teens and young adults are still struggling to gain traction in the labor market.
From tothe labor force participation rate of to year-olds fell 3. In previous workwe have shown that declining labor force participation among young people contributed substantially to this decline. In this analysis, we describe how teenagers 16—year-olds have shifted away from working or seeking work and the impact this shift has had on the aggregate labor force participation rate.
As recently as two decades ago, roughly half of U. But the share of teens working during the summer has tumbled since Only about a third of teens We took the average employment rate for June, July and August of each year as our measure of summer employment. We used non-seasonally adjusted data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for this analysis, since teen employment rises sharply in the summer months and typically peaks in July.