51.7% of teens in DC unemployed; 36.2% in California

Ah, the Obama economy. Sort of like the Carter economy but without that horrific toothy grin to entertain us. But as a young man during the Carter years, I can attest to the fact that it was virtually impossible to find a decent job. Even McDonald's was hiring adults desperate for a paycheck to feed their families. For teenagers in Washington, D.C. and California, finding a job just got a lot harder: As summer break approaches and school seasons conclude, teens in California will have a more difficult time finding a job than their demographic counterparts in every other state, according to Census Bureau data released by the Employment Policies Institute.With 36.2 percent of its teens unable to find employment, California leads all other states in teen unemployment - only the District of Columbia, with its 51.7 percent teen unemployment rate, surpasses the Golden State. Overall, teen unemployment rose in 17 states and Washington, D.C., between April 2011 and April 2012, and fell in 32...(Read Full Post)