Teen unemployment has never been worse. This year with only 1 in 6 high school kids have been able to find and hold a job. Black and Asian teens have had the hardest time getting jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
This is bad news for teens who may decide not to go to college or who need to support themselves while getting a higher education.
Youth Today writes about the problem, urging state and national workforce development agencies to pay special attention to the teen unemployment problem. They recommend more cooperative education programs be available for teens as well as more paid internship opportunities.