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America's Teen-Free Job Recovery

Fred_PA_2000 Wrote: May 13, 2013 8:48 AM
Well, clearly the answer is to hike the minimum wage for these teenagers, thus making them more attractive to potential employers. (sarc)

What would the U.S. unemployment rate be today if teens were part of the economic recovery?

In October 2009, the official U.S. unemployment rate peaked at 10.0% as the total number of employed Americans fell to 138,421,000, some 8,174,000 fewer than the peak of 146,595,000 recorded as having jobs in November 2007, just one month before the so-called "Great Recession" officially began.

Our chart below shows how the number of employed has changed for U.S. teens (Age 16-19), young adults (Age 20-24) and adults (Age 25 and over) since the peak of total employment in November...