Hard for Teens to Find Jobs

23.08.13

Filed Under: ECI News

This summer wasn‘t good for teen job hunters. The U.S. Labor Department reports that less than 33-percent of 16- to 19-year-old job seekers got jobs this summer. That figure is about the same as it was this time last year. Before the recession, more than 40 percent of teens found summer jobs. Ball State University Economics Professor Dr. Cecil Bohanon blames that on lack of economic growth, lack of inflation and mainly the “high” minimum wage that kept teens out of the market.

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