Sunday, June 23, 2013

How Many Have a Summer Job?

Each year in July, the labor force participation rate of the nation's youth reaches a peak. That peak has been declining, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Two decades ago, more than three-quarters of 16-to-24-year-olds were working or looking for work in the month of July. In 2012, only 60 percent were in the labor force and just 50 percent were employed.

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