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but teens usually find it harder to find jobs than their more experienced elders.
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unemployment rate measures joblessness only among people who are actively looking for work. And many American teens aren't.
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Today's teenagers have other priorities.
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43 percent of 16- to 19-year-olds were either working or looking for a job. That's 10 points lower than in July 2006. In 1988 and 1989, the July labor force participation rate for teenagers nearly hit 70 percent.
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Why aren't teens working? Lots of theories have been offered:
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Immigrants are competing with teens for jobs; a 2012 study found that less educated immigrants affected employment for U.S
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Parents are pushing kids to volunteer and sign up for extracurricular activities instead of working, to impress college admission counselors
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Teen earnings are low and pay little toward the costs of college,
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millions of teenagers aren't working because they're studying instead.
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education has taken up more and more of teenagers' time, 
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In July of last year, more than two in five 16- to 19-year-olds were enrolled in school. That's four times times as many as were enrolled in 1985, BLS data show.
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All this studying has obvious benefits, but a single-minded focus on education has disadvantages, too.
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researchers analyzed the effects of two Chicago programs providing students with part-time job
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an effect felt for at least a year after the programs ended. If teens got nothing else out of the jobs programs, the researchers suggested, they were at least "learning to better avoid or manage conflict." 
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