It used to be you could get a job as a high school drop out. Or you could hold a job while staying in school. And you could definitely find work over the summer.Not anymore.
34.6 per cent of California teens who are looking for work can’t find it, according to the Employment Policy Institute.
Teen unemployment is equally high in Georgia; followed by Nevada at 34.3 per cent; Washington at 33.2 per cent; North Carolina at 32.1 per cent; Idaho at 31.8 per cent; and West Virginia at 30.2%. The District of Columbia is even higher at 49% teen unemployment.
The national average rose from 24.2 to 24.5 per cent in June.
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