Question by : Are teens unemployed because of illegal aliens taking the summer jobs they use to work?
Are teens staying unemployed because of illegals who are taking the jobs they use to work?
Doesn’t this hurt American families who count on the money their children make when out of school?
Isn’t this just more facts on how illegals are hurting the economy and American families?
How does teen unemployment being 24% not affect our economy negatively?

May 02, 2011
Teen Joblessness and Illegal Immigration

By Eric Ruark,
Reuters reported on Monday that a recent study has found that only one in four U.S. teenagers will find work during the summer months of 2011. This is a record low, according to Reuters, which also reported that in Chicago the unemployment rate for 16 to 19 year old is close to 90%, which may result in “a rise in street violence.”

The Reuters article cites two reasons for the dearth of employment opportunities for American’s youth: a poor job market and a loss of federal funding. Immigration is not mentioned as a factor, even though economists have shown that illegal aliens directly compete with teenagers for jobs. Curiously, Reuters ignored the immigration angle even though the statistics they are reporting on were generated by Andrew Sum, a Professor of Economics at Northeastern University, whose academic work has shown a direct correlation between the increased presence of low-skilled immigrant workers and rising teenage unemployment.

Many jobs held by illegal aliens, such as in the fast food industry or doing seasonal work, were once entry level jobs that introduced teenagers to the labor market and gave them valuable work experience. High rates of unemployment for teenagers is an especially troubling trend because, as Sum has pointed out in earlier studies, teens who do not enter the job market continue to remain unemployed throughout much of their adult lives, and earn lower wages when they do work. They are also more likely to drop out of high school and have a much higher rate of teen pregnancy and criminal activity.

Summer job bummer: Teen unemployment 24 percent – CBS News
4 Jun 2011 … “At the moment we’re not hiring, but we’re just taking applications. … Those are the jobs that used to be held by teens — construction, … by noloyalisti June 7, 2011 2:25 PM EDT: The entire illegal alien problem was created …. than his moneys worth, I NEVER ONCE had to ever ask for a raise! … – 122k –
9.1% US Unemployment … How About the Teen 24% Unemployment Rate?

So you thought the 9.1% US employment was bad, how about the 24% teen unemployment? If Barack Obama thinks that the increase of 9.1% was just a blip in the road, what would Obama call 24%? Oh and by the way Mr. President, its not a blip, they are out of work Americans. Why wouldn’t teens job search be in dire straights, adults now have to work the jobs that teens once held in order to put food on the table. The economic, job policies of Barack Obama have been a complete failure.

Small businesses are often responsible for filling the summer job needs of America’s teenagers. CBS News correspondent Bill Whitaker reports that many 16- to 19-year-olds are finding the going rough when it comes to finding work once school is out.

The Labor Department says the unemployment rate for those aged 16 to 19 last month was more than 24 percent. Compare that to May of 2000, when the rate was less than 13 percent.

Jobs have been the issues for years, its too bad that Barack Obama did not make it a priority.

Best answer:

Answer by Breesus Christ
yeah it sucks dosen’t it. my nephew is a senior in highschool and hasn’t had a job yet because no one is hiring, then when places do hire some illegal takes the jobs up

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