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Teen Jobs Going Downhill

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We all remember our first summer job growing up, whether it was life guarding at the city pool or a cashier at the local market.

However, teens in today's society aren’t too interested in making a little extra cash.

According to a new report by the Pew Research Center, summer jobs occupied by teens has actually decreased since the year 2000. 

At the beginning of the century, roughly 8 million teens worked a summer job.

That number has dwindled down to approximately 6 million. And the reason? 

• Summers are shorter 

• Summer classes 

• Community service to fulfill school requirements 

• Unpaid Internships 

Not only this, but the kind of jobs teens occupy are different as well.

Teens stocking shelves or working as a cashier has gone from 24% to nearly 21%.

Today, you’re more likely to see a high schooler working at a hotel or a restaurant, considering this career field has seen a spike of over 10%, raising from 23% to 34%.

Overall, students tend to be focusing more on their scholastic's year-round rather than working during the summer months.