The Summer Job Market for Teenagers

July 5, 2011 in Daily Bulletin

High unemployment has resulted from the past recession, and thus it should be no surprise that teens are having trouble finding summer jobs. As a matter of fact, they have been hit hardest in terms of job outlook by this latest recession. Many have blamed the government for cutting back on employment programs for teens, but in this article, it is argued that the government is not all that important in putting teens to work. The private sector is actually where most teens end up finding jobs, but with the current state of the economy, many of these businesses are not taking on as many workers as they used to, leaving many teens unemployed. It is later suggested that the government would be better off deregulating the labor force in order to provide more work for teens. There’s no doubt that this suggestion would be rather controversial, though. Read the rest of the article to see their full argument behind suggesting such a solution.

Source: Economix Blog