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Education Week, Demand for Summer Jobs Outstrips Opportunities

Cities Work to Provide Employment for Low-Income Youths
By Denisa R. Superville

Date Published: 6/3/2015

While job prospects for youths have been on the uptick recently, the employment opportunities for many young people in low-income urban communities are expected to remain slim this summer.

The summer teen-employment rate, which collapsed during the Great Recession and has been slow to recover ever since, is expected to rise slightly this year, but remain well below the average employment rate of 52 percent for the summer months in 1999 and 2000.

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