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Berks Youths Face Bleak Job Prospects

In the season in which people ages 16 to 24 traditionally rake in cash for the school year, the struggling economy has presented a tough obstacle.

Young Pennsylvania workers in that age group account for 25 percent of the unemployed, but only 13 percent of the employed, according to a profile of Pennsylvania’s unemployed by the state Department of Labor and Industry.

And those young people lucky enough to find jobs can expect to start at a lower salary, according to the department.

via Reading Eagle – Berks youths singing summertime blues over bleak job prospects.

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