Teen Unemployment Persists In Summer 2012, As Teens Compete With Adults For Low-Wage Jobs

Teen Unemployment Persists In Summer 2012, As Teens Compete With Adults For Low-Wage Jobs.

Nader Nazemi

Smells like Teen Dispirit

June 16 (Reuters) – Job-hunting teenagers in cities across the United States face the third bleak summer in a row. They must compete for scarce slots in scaled-back government work programs and against adults forced into low-paying positions by the unemployment crisis.

The harsh summer job market for teens is compounded by this: The country has recovered only half the jobs lost from December 2007 through June 2009, the worst recession in 70 years.

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