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Summer Jobs Are Dying

La Crosse, WI, United States / Magic 105

Did you have a summer job? Me too and they stunk! Not the jobs themselves, just working during summer vacation.

I worked at a Twin Cities Dairy queen for 7 summers during high school and college.

For most American teens, the “summer job” is a thing of the past….

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which keeps track of what’s going on in the working world, says fewer teenagers are working summer jobs these days.

Forty years ago, nearly 60% of U.S. teenagers were working — or at least looking for work — during the peak summer months. Last year, just 35% were.

Story: Time

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