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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Markita Mosley, 17, straightens a clothing display in the men's department at JC Penney in Sikeston. The Scott County Central High School student is one of the lucky teens to find a job this summer.
(Photo by Leonna Heuring, Staff)
Teen population is having a difficult time finding jobs

SIKESTON -- If adults are having a tough time finding a job in today's economy, then the teen population is having an even worse time.

Last June through August, just 32.5 percent of teens worked, down from 45 percent for the same period in 2000, according to seasonally adjusted data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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