June 27, 2006
More than half of 16- to 19-year-olds were employed in July 2005, the month that marks the height of youth employment. Where did they work?
The chart shows the 10 industries that employed the most young workers in July 2005. The top employers were the accommodation and food services and retail trade industries. These industries often hire temporary or seasonal workers and offer jobs that have relatively few entry requirements—making them ideal choices for young workers.
These data are from the Current Population Survey. The data are not seasonally adjusted. For more information, see "Summer jobs: Where young people worked, July 2005," Occupational Outlook Quarterly, Summer 2006.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Summer jobs: where teens work on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/jun/wk4/art02.htm (visited November 28, 2015).
Fifty years of looking at changes in peoples lives
Longitudinal surveys help us understand long-term changes, such as how events that happened when a person was in high school affect labor market success as an adult.