Saturday, January 24, 2009

Teen Unemployment

Teen Unemployment near 20%

For workers under 29, the unemployment rate jumped to more than 11 percent in December, compared with under 9 percent a year ago, according to Labor Department figures. That is far worse than the overall rate of 7.2 percent, up from 4.9 percent a year ago. The rate for teenage workers, from 16-19, is far worse -- approaching 20 percent. For workers in their 30s and older, the rate is still under 7 percent, and generally declines as workers get older.

Wow, perhaps that explains why I've received so many applications and inquiries to the job opening I posted here, on, ran in the Gazzette and other online classified ad sites

"(the jobless) rate for teenage workers, from 16-19.... is approaching 20%"

For some reason, many people sending me resumes claim their most recent job payed over $30K a year???? I stated that the opening I'm considering people for is an internship? Useful to put on a resume if you were contemplating a career in journalism.

Issue #49
Life in Frederick Maryland

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