If you have a “5” in front of your age, our Working guy says you’re in trouble when it comes time to find a job. An avalanche of data is starting to show that having a “1” or a “2” in front of your age might not be so great either. Brandon Smith explains why it’s hard for 16-to-24-year-olds to find work and the one simple step they can take to start reducing the youth unemployment rate.
Unemployment among the state’s teenagers is down, but it still reaches nearly 28 percent. Brandon Smith says it’s still important for teens to find summer work and has suggestions about how to approach their search.
It looks like another tough summer for teenage job seekers in Georgia. The state’s teen unemployment rate remains above the national average: it is roughly 28 percent, according to an analysis by the Employment Policies Institute. That puts Georgia 11th in the nation.
Teen unemployment in Georgia is 37.3 percent and the highest in the nation, according to a 12-month analysis by the Employment Policies Institute. Meanwhile, Georgia’s overall unemployment rate was 10-point-2 percent in February.