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Bad statistics for summer employment for youth

By idaflo | August 28th, 2010 | No Comments » 

Data about kids, from McClatchy: HERE:

Jessie Wilcox Smith - Carrying ApplesBy Diane Stafford | Kansas City Star

The share of young people aged 16 to 24 who were employed this summer fell to 48.9 percent — the lowest rate on record since 1948.

Meanwhile, the raw number of youth who held jobs in July 2010 actually rose by 1.8 million from July 2009 to 18.6 million.

But as a percentage of the population, the share of workers in that age group fell, according to annual data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released today.

Read more: HERE

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