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Teenagers are flooding the hot summer job market

Jul 19, 2021
Many employers are turning to younger people to fill labor shortages as business reopen. Two teenagers share their work stories.
The number of 16- to 19-year-olds who work jumped to 31.9% in June from a year earlier, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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What one teen worker is looking for in a job this summer

Jun 4, 2021
Aneesha Edwards in Lexington, Kentucky, is spending her last summer before college working in retail, where customer traffic is steadier than food service.
"I've always been of the mind that you should work food service or retail at some point to understand what people have to go through," says Aneesha Edwards, above.
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Teenagers in search of summer jobs are in luck

Jun 1, 2021
A tight labor market has brought teen employment to its highest level in a decade.
So far, white adolescents have seen the biggest gains in employment this year.
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The pandemic as seen by a high-school senior and his older brother

Feb 17, 2021
“It's very easy to just stay in your room all day and not let anybody know what's happening to you,” says student AJ Williams.
CPA Michael Durant, right, and his younger brother, AJ Williams. The brothers lost their mother to COVID, and Williams is missing his freedom because of the quarantine.
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The voting power of Georgia teens in Senate runoff elections

Nov 19, 2020
Teens need a little extra nudging to cast ballots, so organizers in Georgia are reaching out by email, phone and more.
A pile of stickers for voters at Park Tavern on Nov. 3, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Teens haven't spent so little since 2011 — survey

Oct 8, 2019
Phones, food and clothes continue to be in; handbags are right out.
A group of teens look at a photograph they took on a smartphone in Times Square in New York City in 2017.
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Money may matter more than age when it comes to teen drivers

Jan 17, 2019
As the cost of cars, insurance and drivers ed has climbed, the number of teen drivers has fallen.
"It's much harder for a teenager to be able to afford a car or pay for the costs of driving than was the case 20 years ago,” said Robert Foss, director of the Center for the Study of Young Drivers at the University of North Carolina.
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FDA warns e-cigarette manufacturers about teen use

Sep 12, 2018
They warn the usage of e-cigarettes by teens has reached an epidemic proportion.
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Teens are taking longer to grow up

Nov 24, 2017
A major study of teenagers and their activities has found that adolescents are growing up more slowly than previous generations. We look at one aspect in particular: they’re less likely to have paying jobs (the number of eighth graders who work for pay has been cut in half). How does that affect them now, and […]