Employment prospects for young people have gotten much worse since 2000, but those prospects vary from place to place. The Brookings Institution just released a comprehensive report on the state of youth employment and unemployment, and things are grim. They found that employment among teenagers and young adults has plummeted over the last decade.
If you were a teen today, there's a good chance you'd be finishing your homework on your smartphone on the way to school. At least, according to the eight New York City teenagers, all juniors or seniors in high school, that Stephanie Retblatt of Smarty Pants grilled about their productivity and work habits on stage at Business Insider's Ignition conference.
Many highly successful people started their ascent to fame and fortune early. Bill Gates, for example, spent his teenage years learning to code. Meanwhile, a young Warren Buffett worked several jobs and had accumulated today's equivalent of $53,000 by age 16.
High school and college kids typically get the jobs that are left over, that no one else really wants, such as working at McDonalds.
However, competition for any job is no so intense, that teens cannot find any job that no one else wants.
As a result of that increased competition, Number of high-school students with jobs hits 20-year low
Less than a month after swallowing 80 sleeping pills in a failed suicide attempt, Brian doesn’t hesitate in pinpointing where his descent into compulsive gambling began.
“It started as far back as I can remember at three or four years old,” said the 28-year-old, who did not want his real name revealed.
“My father took me to the Fort Erie Race Track and I’d pick a horse out of the program and he’d put a couple bucks on it. I got hooked on the excitement.
While the high-profile deaths of Amanda Todd and Rehtaeh Parsons spurred a national debate on bullying, new research suggests depression and conflicts with parents are much more frequently factors in a teen’s decision to end his or her own life.
Researchers who examined coroner records for 94 youth aged 10 to 19 who died from suicide in Toronto over a 14-year period found bullying was a factor in six (6.4%) of the deaths.