Contributor(s)

Dan Greenfield, Sheila Palma, Northeastern University - Center for Labor Market Studies

Abstract

The labor market for the teens of the nation weakened considerably during the first six months of this year despite continued employment growth for older working age adults. The seasonally adjusted teen employment rate during the January-June period of 2007 was nearly two full percentage points below its value during the same six month period in 2006. Based on the weakening job prospects for teens, earlier this year, the Center for Labor Market Studies of Northeastern University projected that the summer job market (June-August) for the teens of the nation would likely be tied for the post-World War II historical low that was reached in the summer of 2004.

Notes

This report was published in August 2007 by the Center for Labor Market Studies, Northeastern University, Boston, MA.

Keywords

teens, young adults, employment analysis

Subject Categories

Teenagers - Employment, Summer employment

Disciplines

Labor Economics

Publisher

Northeastern University

Publication Date

8-2007

Rights Holder

Northeastern University

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