August 22, 2012
From April to July 2012, the number of employed 16- to 24-year-olds rose 2.1 million to 19.5 million. July typically is the summertime peak in youth employment.
Twenty-six percent of employed 16- to 24-year-olds (about 5.1 million persons) worked in the leisure and hospitality sector (which includes food services) in July 2012. Another 19 percent (about 3.8 million persons) worked in the retail trade industry in July 2012.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Youth employment in summer 2012 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2012/ted_20120822.htm (visited August 20, 2014).
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