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The Christian Science Monitor, Bleak teen jobs outlook

By Ron Scherer

Date Published: 6/3/2011

It's never been easy being a teenager. Now, try being a teenager looking for work.

Only 1 in 4 teens is working today – the lowest proportion since the end of World War II, according to one researcher. Although some programs are trying to help young Americans get jobs, the unemployment rate for 16-to-19-year-olds who want to work now stands at 24.2 percent, according to the May report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, released Friday. Among African-American teens, the rate is 40.7 percent.

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