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2004 Michigan Teen Summber Job Market Will Be Competitive
May 20, 2004
The state's recent employment trends, the national outlook and normal seasonal patterns for June, July and August indicate the teen labor market situation will continue to be very competitive this summer. The downward trend in teen labor force participation over the past several years is anticipated to stabilize in the summer of 2004. The number of teens in the job market should rise by 5,100 to 343,200 for the June-August 2004 period.
still-competitive nature of this summer's job market is reflected in the expected
nominal rise in the teen unemployment rate to 17.6 percent from 17.2 percent
in the summer of 2003. Even in more favorable labor market conditions, teen
jobless rates are relatively high compared to the overall unemployment rate.
A total of 282,800 teens are expected to find jobs in the summer of 2004. The
number of unemployed teens is projected to be 2,200 higher than last summer
as more teens are expected to be looking for work.
Source: Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth, Office of Labor Market Information, Labor Market Research & Forecasting Section.
The Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth, Office of Labor Market Information, recommends these tips for finding a summer job:
The industries and occupations that typically provide good job prospects for teens are listed below. Labor force participants under 18 years of age are subject to the Youth Employment Standards Act (YESA), PA 90 of 1978. If you have questions about the Youth Employment Standards Act, contact the Wage and Hour Division at (517) 322-1825 or visit www.michigan.gov/wagehour and click on Youth Employment.
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