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Teens face grim summer job outlook

6:50 PM, Jun 14, 2013   |    comments
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Though the economy is rebounding, it may be hard for some teens to find work this summer. While joblessness among teens ages 16 to 19 is far greater than the national average, the unemployment rate for teens right now is triple the national average.

Teen unemployment was 25.4 percent last month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Compare that to the national unemployment rate of 7.6 percent, and it's a trend we've seen for a while now.

A Northeastern University study in 2012 said less than 30 percent of teens had a summer job over the last few years. That down more than 12 percent compared to 2006, before the recession hit.

Laura Lyons from BB&T joined us in the 10News studio with more on what's keeping teens from finding that summer job. You can watch that entire conversation in the video above.

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