Summer jobs: where teens work
June 27, 2006
More than half of 16- to 19-year-olds were employed in July 2005, the month that marks the height of youth employment. Where did they work?
The chart shows the 10 industries that employed the most young workers in July 2005. The top employers were the accommodation and food services and retail trade industries. These industries often hire temporary or seasonal workers and offer jobs that have relatively few entry requirements—making them ideal choices for young workers.
These data are from the Current Population Survey. The data are not seasonally adjusted. For more information, see "Summer jobs: Where young people worked, July 2005," Occupational Outlook Quarterly, Summer 2006.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Summer jobs: where teens work on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/jun/wk4/art02.htm (visited March 27, 2015).
Three recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Trends in long-term unemployment
Long-term unemployment reached historically high levels following the recession of 2007–2009.
Housing: before, during, and after the Great Recession
looks at consumer expenditures on household items, employment in residential construction, prices for household items, and injuries in occupations involved in building and maintaining our homes.
Women veterans in the labor force examines the demographic, employment, and unemployment characteristics of women veterans.