Summer is right around the corner for students across the country. But it turns out many teenagers are headed for the couch instead of the workforce.
Data shows only about 40% of teens will have jobs this summer. That’s nearly half of the 70% of teens who had jobs in the 1970’s, , according to the New York Post.
It appears teenagers have a different attitude about work, saying part-time jobs are taken by adults who are feeding a families, and by college-grads paying student loans.
Many teens also said their focus is on boosting their grades and extracurriculars so they can get into a good college, instead of earning some extra cash.