Fewer Summer Jobs For Teens: Report

As few as 25 percent of 16 to 19 year olds are likely to have a job this summer, according to a report

By Jennifer Schwarz
|  Monday, May 2, 2011  |  Updated 8:49 AM CDT
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Fewer Summer Jobs For Teens: Report

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Is your teen looking for a summer job? They may not want to be too picky. 

A report released Monday by the Chicago Urban League finds as few as 25 percent of 16 to 19 year olds are likely to have a job this summer.

That may sound like the recipe for a relaxing vacation, but researchers warn taking the summer off will have negative repercussions on teens’ future employability.

Teen summer employment levels have dropped steadily for the past four years. 

Back in 2000, 45 percent of teens landed a summer job.
 

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