U.S. Unemployment, Youth and Summer Jobs

(Susan Watts/The Daily News via AP, Pool)

(Susan Watts/The Daily News via AP, Pool)

(AURN) — The jobs numbers are out.  There were 280 thousand jobs created last moth continuing the longest job growth streak, but there are at least two groups whose unemployment numbers rose.

Black and teen unemployment numbers rose upward.  When we look at the summer months and the teen jobless numbers, it is an issue causing increasing concern. More from White House correspondent April Ryan. LISTEN: 


  1. Summer jobs are needed for our youth: 2015 Mayor Marion Barry Summer Youth Employment Program….The Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program[SYEP] is a locally funded initiative sponsored by the Department of Employment Services[DOES] that provides District Youth ages[14-21] with enrichment and constructive summer work experiences through subsidized placements in the private and government sectors…..Mayor Bowser expanded the 2015[SYEP] to include youth ages22-24] years old to provide them with meaningful work experience and individualized support that will help them identify a career pathway through[SYEP], we strive to provide young people with the opportunity to ….Earn money and gain meaningful work experience;…..Learn and develope the skills, attitudes, and commitment necessary to succeed in today’s world of work;…..Gain exposure to various exciting career industries; and interact with dynamic working professionals in a positive work environment.

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