Sunday, June 13, 2010

Economy not so good for teenagers, either

LAS VEGAS, NV--More than one in five teenagers in Nevada can't find a job. This news comes as the summer job season kicks off....

The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, which tracks the jobless rate, says March data shows 21.8 percent of 16-24-year-olds were unemployed. The rate, calculated over a 12-month average, is almost twice that of older age groups.

State data also showed the 16-24 age group also fared worse in the job market than blacks, Hispanics, and adult men and women.

State economist Bill Anderson says give Nevada's overall high rate of unemployment -- 13.4 percent -- young Nevadans face a tough challenge. Anderson says the competition for employment is especially high among the lower-skilled jobs typically filled by youth.

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