The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


December 3, 2012

Business briefs 12/4/2012


Pa.’s youth unemployment above average

PHILADELPHIA – Pennsylvania had among the highest percentages of teen employment last year compared with other states, even as the jobless rate for young American workers overall hit its highest level since World War II, according to a study released Monday.

The “Kids Count” report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation found that about 39 percent of Pennsylvania teens age 16 to 19 held jobs in 2011, compared with the national average of 26 percent.

Among ages 20 to 24, Pennsylvania’s 62 percent employment rate was about equal to the U.S. average, the study said.

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