Teens are less likely to work in the summer

In 2000, roughly half of American teenagers held summer jobs. Whether they were behind the counter at fast-food restaurants, bagging groceries, or taking on seasonal jobs such as lifeguarding or scooping ice cream, they were working.
This summer, on the other hand, only about 35% of America’s teenagers will be working, according to a report from Pew Research Center. That’s kind of surprising, since the overall labor market is strong.