40% Drop in
Over the past 40 years, the summer employment rate for teens has declined sharply, from 58% in 1978 to 35% in 2017.
15% of Teens from Low-Income Families Employed
Teens from families making less than $20,000/year are less than half as likely as their more affluent peers to find employment. In Classen Ten-Penn, 14% of male and only 2% of female teens are employed.