Kids Looking for Summer Jobs May As Well Give Up Now

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“This is the worst year, definitely since the early ’80s recession and very likely since the Great Depression.” —Economic Policy Institute economist Heidi Shierholz, in the Times, on the outlook for high-school and college students looking for summer jobs this summer. The unemployment rate for the 16-to-24 age group reached a record 19.6 percent in April, double the national average. [NYT]