CHICAGO
08/08/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Employment Among Teens Historically Low, Adults May Be To Blame

The drama of teen employment unfolds in front of Sue Paustenbach almost daily at Maciano's Pizzeria and Pastaria on Eola Road in Aurora.

In addition to managing the place, Paustenbach is the mother of a 16-year-old. But while Paustenbach started working at age 14, clearing tables at a golf course restaurant, she does not expect -- nor necessarily want -- her own son to hold down a steady job during his high school years.

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