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Teen Unemployment

A Summer Job vs. A Living Wage

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 10.05.2013 | Business
Leslie K. Stein

Just as Social Security was to supplement one's retirement -- not be the total retirement plan -- minimum wage jobs were not intended to be long-term careers.

Sweetest Summer Job Idea Ever? (VIDEO)

Posted 06.27.2013 | Teen

Jenny Carey and Mike Gombita were having trouble finding jobs for the summer, so they decided to create their own opportunity to earn money. According...

Dave Jamieson

Senator Sounds Alarm On Teen Unemployment | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Senate hammers out a final immigration package, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has proposed a handful of amendments aimed at reining...

Dave Jamieson

Justin Bieber Co-Opted In Anti-Minimum Wage Campaign | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics

Whether he likes it or not, teen pop star Justin Bieber has been enlisted in a fight against President Barack Obama's proposal to raise the federal mi...

Teen Confidence in Summer Job Prospects Hot, But Could Cool Off

Jack E. Kosakowski | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business
Jack E. Kosakowski

Summer is around the corner, temperatures are heating up, and teens are getting ready for that quintessential rite of passage: the summer job. But times have changed.

Black Teen Unemployment Rate Rises

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.08.2013 | Business

The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent in February, the Labor Department reported on Friday. That's still rather high, but it's nothing compar...

You Never Know Where A Job Will Take You

Michael Haberman | Posted 10.03.2012 | New York
Michael Haberman

Summer jobs correlate with increased income and better job security later in life -- by hiring teens, businesses invest in the future.

Summer Jobs Set The Framework For Future Success

Kerry Sullivan | Posted 09.18.2012 | Impact
Kerry Sullivan

This summer, teenagers are going to be looking for work, but about one in five won't find a job. The teen unemployment rate -- currently at 23.7 percent nationally -- is the highest for any group in the U.S.

Can a Standardized Test Trump the High School Diploma at Predicting Job Readiness?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.19.2012 | Business
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

17 year-old Ana Diaz got her first ever job after taking the WorkKeys Assessment. Photo:Brett Myers/Youth Radio By: Sayre Quevedo According the US D...

Teens Still Are Jobless

Reuters | Posted 11.08.2012 | Business

By Joan Gralla (Reuters) - Job-hunting teenagers in cities across the United States face the third bleak summer in a row. They must com...

Woohoo! Summer Job Prospects For Teens Looking Up

The Huffington Post | Marissa Piazzola | Posted 03.28.2012 | Teen

Good news! Just when you thought you might never land a summer job because of the economy, things might be shifting in your favor -- but you'll have t...

No Money? No Problem. 5 Ways To Earn Cash Fast!

Gavin is a junior at Loyola Academy and a reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. Already counti...

Giving Teens a Place in Our Community

Judith Sandalow | Posted 02.11.2012 | DC
Judith Sandalow

Being a teenager today is confusing. On one hand, we know that it is developmentally appropriate and healthy for teens to seek new challenges. On the other, we don't offer them enough opportunities to be relevant in their communities.

Listening to Students About Violence

Hermene Hartman | Posted 01.28.2012 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

Our students are struggling. They want to succeed in life. They want to go to school. They want jobs. They want to do what is right. But they realize the odds are against them.

Have Teens Stopped Eating Out? (VIDEO)

Posted 01.02.2012 | Home

Once some of the biggest customers of restaurant chains like Chevy's and Friendly's, many teens are now avoiding dining out -- and the restaurant indu...

After School Matters To Cut Student Paychecks By 75 Percent

Posted 12.10.2011 | Chicago

Students in Chicago's After School Matters program, which supports student participation in after school enrichment programs by providing participants...

Who Lost Work During the Great Recession?

The New York Times | Casey B. Mulligan | Posted 11.07.2011 | Business

Young people have seen their work hours drop the most during this recession, while the elderly are actually working more than they did before....

Answer Today's Challenges With Our Nation's Youth

Sally T. Prouty | Posted 09.05.2011 | Impact
Sally T. Prouty

The future strength and vitality of our nation depend on what we do for the young men and women of today. Increasingly, however, many of our country's youth face tremendous challenges and disadvantages.

Will Guzzardi

As Teen Unemployment Crisis Worsens, Youth Tell Legislators Their Stories | Will Guzzardi | Posted 07.03.2011 | Chicago

Four legislators, several Chicago-area service providers and dozens of high-school and college-aged youth sat down on the South Side Monday for a summ...

Youth Need Jobs, Hope for the Future

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 06.05.2011 | Business
Rev. Jesse Jackson

Jobs numbers were hailed as good news on Friday, with employers adding more than 200,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate ticking down to 8.8 percent. Less attention was given to the downside of these numbers.

Unemployment Crisis Taking Enormous Toll On Low-Income Teens

Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.10.2011 | Business
Bonnie Kavoussi

In the down economy, skilled adults are applying for the same entry-level positions that students typically fill. As a result, it's next to impossible for many low-income teenagers to find work.

Employment Among Teens Historically Low, Adults May Be To Blame

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

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 additio...

Illinois Teen Unemployment Rate Up 67 Percent

Daily Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

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

Unemployment Among Teenagers Remains Stubbornly High

Wall Street Journal | ERICA ALINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Economists don't see much relief for unemployed teenagers in a recession that has trimmed hires and pulled many adults into the scramble for jobs typi...