June 14, 2022

The Teen Jobs Boom

by The Journal.

Background show artwork for The Journal.

It’s a teenage dream. Unemployment among teens is near its lowest level in decades as business owners look to solve a hiring crunch. We talk to WSJ’s Kathryn Dill about the bargaining power teens have in today’s job market.


Further Reading:

- Teens Take Up More Jobs, and More Pay, in Tight Labor Market 

- Teen Babysitters Are Charging $30 an Hour Now, Because They Can  


Further Listening:

- Why Workers Can’t Get Enough Hours, Even in a Jobs Boom 

- Why Is Everyone Quitting? 



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