Illinois Teen Unemployment Rate Up 67 Percent

04/28/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

New employment data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that Illinois' teen unemployment rate has increased 67 percent in the last five years.

The data shows that teens are having an increasingly hard time finding work. Though the state added an additional 30,000 teens to its population in the last five years, the percentage of those teens that are employed or looking for work fell by 12 percent.

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