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Good News, Bad News On Maine Teen Employment

The percentage of Maine teenagers who are working is higher than the national average, but nationally
the percentage of young people with jobs is the lowest since World War Two. 
The latest "Kids County Youth and Work Report" by the Annie E. Casie Foundation
finds about 82-thousand Mainers aged 16 to 24 say they have jobs. 
Thirty-nine-percent of Mainers aged 16 to 19 were employed, compared to 26-percent in that age group with jobs nationally. 
MaineCenter for Workforce Research chief economist Glenn Mills says Maine's strong standing in working teens is because Maine has a higher percentage of summer jobs than any other state in the nation.

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