The number of teenagers finding jobs in May declined for the third consecutive year, as a growing number of this population either struggles to find summer employment or simply abandons the traditional labor force.
Employment among 16- to 19-year-olds increased by 146,000 in May, according to an analysis of the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data by global outplacement and executive coaching- firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. The job gains in May were 6.4 percent lower than last year, when teen employment grew by 156,000.

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