teen unemployment

Trump Lets Down Summer Job-Seeking Teens; J Visa Rolls on

Bloomberg News recently ran a story that asked “Why Aren’t American Teenagers Working Anymore?” The story listed a host of valid reasons. Older Americans have crowded teens out of the job market, or since summer pay is too low to make a dent in college tuition, parents are encouraging their children to volunteer to beef up their college resumes. Some students elect to study rather than work.

J-1 Visa Holder Remembers Her U.S. Summer: ‘Constant Parties’

New guidelines in the controversial J-1 visa, the summer work and travel scam that undermines unemployed American teens’ job searches, have set off a frenzy in Ireland.

Bureau of Labor Statistics May Report Step in Right Direction, but Dark Clouds Loom

The May Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report was more encouraging than anticipated. About 280,000 jobs were added, and some of the other supporting data also trended positive, including average wages, which increased eight cents an hour to $24.96.The most robust job growth came in business and professional services (63,000), followed closely by leisure and hospitality (57,000).

High Immigration Major Contributor to ‘Disconnected Youths’ Unemployment

An October 27 story in The Washington Post spelled out the jobs crisis facing American youth age 16-24. Despite an allegedly improving economy, rising high school graduation rates and steadily declining unemployment, Bureau of Labor Statistics data show that the percentage of young people who are neither working nor going to school is virtually unchanged nationwide from its nationwide 14 percent level in 2011.

Another BLS Bummer: Teen Employment Still Weak