Junior Achievement’s 2013 Teens and
Summer Jobs Survey
The 2013 Junior Achievement Teens and Summer Jobs Survey reveals a teen population confident in its ability to find summer work, despite a 24-percent unemployment rate.
The national survey of 14-18 year olds shows that nearly two-thirds (63 percent) plan to get a job this summer, and of those, 92 percent are “very” or “somewhat” confident they will find seasonal work. Yet only 38 percent of teens surveyed said they had a summer job in the past.
When asked how they planned to find summer jobs, teens’ top three methods of finding work were networking through their parents’ connections (47 percent), using online job postings (33 percent), and looking in store windows for “now hiring” signs (32 percent).
Nearly three-quarters (72 percent) of those teens who plan to work this summer said they anticipate earning between $7.25 and $10 per hour. However, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, among employed teenagers paid by the hour, more than one-in-five (21 percent) earned the minimum wage or less in 2012, compared with about 3 percent of workers age 25 and over.
To read more information about the results from this year’s survey, click here.
JA is Financial Literacy
JA programs empower young people to own their economic success. We provide in-school and at-home programs. Call our office to learn more about how JA programs teach money management. Click here to read all about Junior Achievement USA's latest teens and financial literacy survey.
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