The Decline of the Summer Job for Teens

by Shawn Collins
I was reading a story the other day about how there has been a significant decline in teens working summer jobs from the 1970′s through now. Back then, approximately 70% of teens held summer jobs, while these days it’s more like 40%. While the economy plays a role, the article also mentioned that “less than 10 percent of unemployed teens even wanted a job last summer”.Read the full article

  • American 'idle'? Teens have lost the summer job urge - 4 readers - In the late 1970s, more than 70 percent of teens had summer jobs — this summer, only about 40 percent will. Though the bad economy is partly to blame, less than 10 percent of unemployed teens even ...