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MarketWatch: American Teens Refuse to Get Jobs

Original Article: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/american-teens-refuse-to-get-jobs-2016-...

"One big reason for the decline? Teens are choosing not to work. 'Teens are not pursuing traditional summer jobs like they used to,' says Challenger. Instead, many of them are volunteering, enrolling in educational programs or doing other things that may pad their college applications, he explains.

June 2015 Teen Employment Update: Gains Fall in June, But Overall Employment at 6-Year High

While the latest employment data show that summer job gains among teenagers were lower than a year ago, overall employment for this population is at its highest level since 2009. The seemingly contradictory data suggest that teenagers are finding employment throughout the year and are no longer relegated to summer jobs.

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