Michigan Department of Career Development: 2001 Summer Job Outlook Remains Solid for Michigan Teens

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Michigan Department of Career Development

    LANSING, Mich., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- The
 Michigan Department of Career Development (MDCD) has developed forecasts for
 the teen (16-19) labor market for the summer of 2001.  These forecasts are
 based on the state's recent employment trends, the national outlook, and
 normal seasonal patterns for summer (June, July, August).
     Michigan's labor market remains solid despite some small increases in the
 recent jobless rates.  The state's unemployment rate for the first quarter of
 2001 was 4.6 percent compared to 3.3 percent for the same time period last
 year.  Nationally, the unemployment rate was 4.2 percent in the first quarter
 of 2001.  These figures are adjusted for seasonality.
     Teen labor force trends suggest a decline in their summer labor force
 participation rates in response to slower overall job growth.  The teen
 employment level is expected to be 390,000.  This translates into a
 12.5 percent unemployment rate, up from the summer of 2000.  Even in a very
 favorable labor market environment, teen jobless rates are relatively high
 compared with the overall unemployment rate because of structural factors such
 as access to transportation, scheduling problems, etc.
 
     Summer       Labor Force    Employment    Unemployment    Unemployment
                                                                  Rate(%)
 
     2000 Actual    481,300       435,300        46,000            9.6
 
     2001 Forecast  445,700       390,000        55,700           12.5
 
     Change         -35,600       -45,300         9,700            2.9
 
 
     Source: Occupational Information & Research Section, Employment Service
 Agency, MDCD
 
     The MDCD recommends these tips for finding a summer job:
     -- Start looking early.
     -- Keep looking.
     -- Visit establishments in person.
     -- Let friends and neighbors know you are looking.
     -- Think about self-employment such as lawn service, pet sitting, etc.
 
     The industries and occupations that typically provide good job prospects
 for teens are listed in the tables below:
 
       Teen Summer Employment Opportunities by Industry
 
     Agriculture                           Fruit & Vegetable Stores
 
     Landscape & Horticulture Services     Restaurants
 
     Construction                          Gifts/Sporting Goods/Bookstores
 
     Food Canning & Processing             Hotels & Motels
 
     Warehousing                           Camps & Trailer Parks
 
     Department / Retail Stores            Amusement & Recreation Services
 
     Grocery Stores                        Museums/Galleries/Zoos
 
 
       Teen Summer Employment Opportunities by Occupation
 
     Delivery Person                       Food Market Clerk
 
     Waiter / Waitress                     Farm Hand / Landscape Helper
 
     Fast Food Worker                      Usher / Attendant
 
     Golf Course Worker                    Sales Clerk
 
     Camp Counselor / Day Care Worker      Receptionist
 
     Cashier                               Office Clerk
 
     Construction Helper                   Library Aide
 
     Stock Clerk                           Car Washer
 
 
     The Michigan Department of Career Development helps workers find jobs and
 employers recruit and train skilled workers.  To this end, the state's new
 career and training development agency is working with K-12 schools, community
 colleges and local Workforce Development Boards toward the establishment of a
 comprehensive career development system.  For more information, visit the
 Michigan Department of Career Development Web site at www.MDCD.org
 
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SOURCE Michigan Department of Career Development
    LANSING, Mich., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- The
 Michigan Department of Career Development (MDCD) has developed forecasts for
 the teen (16-19) labor market for the summer of 2001.  These forecasts are
 based on the state's recent employment trends, the national outlook, and
 normal seasonal patterns for summer (June, July, August).
     Michigan's labor market remains solid despite some small increases in the
 recent jobless rates.  The state's unemployment rate for the first quarter of
 2001 was 4.6 percent compared to 3.3 percent for the same time period last
 year.  Nationally, the unemployment rate was 4.2 percent in the first quarter
 of 2001.  These figures are adjusted for seasonality.
     Teen labor force trends suggest a decline in their summer labor force
 participation rates in response to slower overall job growth.  The teen
 employment level is expected to be 390,000.  This translates into a
 12.5 percent unemployment rate, up from the summer of 2000.  Even in a very
 favorable labor market environment, teen jobless rates are relatively high
 compared with the overall unemployment rate because of structural factors such
 as access to transportation, scheduling problems, etc.
 
     Summer       Labor Force    Employment    Unemployment    Unemployment
                                                                  Rate(%)
 
     2000 Actual    481,300       435,300        46,000            9.6
 
     2001 Forecast  445,700       390,000        55,700           12.5
 
     Change         -35,600       -45,300         9,700            2.9
 
 
     Source: Occupational Information & Research Section, Employment Service
 Agency, MDCD
 
     The MDCD recommends these tips for finding a summer job:
     -- Start looking early.
     -- Keep looking.
     -- Visit establishments in person.
     -- Let friends and neighbors know you are looking.
     -- Think about self-employment such as lawn service, pet sitting, etc.
 
     The industries and occupations that typically provide good job prospects
 for teens are listed in the tables below:
 
       Teen Summer Employment Opportunities by Industry
 
     Agriculture                           Fruit & Vegetable Stores
 
     Landscape & Horticulture Services     Restaurants
 
     Construction                          Gifts/Sporting Goods/Bookstores
 
     Food Canning & Processing             Hotels & Motels
 
     Warehousing                           Camps & Trailer Parks
 
     Department / Retail Stores            Amusement & Recreation Services
 
     Grocery Stores                        Museums/Galleries/Zoos
 
 
       Teen Summer Employment Opportunities by Occupation
 
     Delivery Person                       Food Market Clerk
 
     Waiter / Waitress                     Farm Hand / Landscape Helper
 
     Fast Food Worker                      Usher / Attendant
 
     Golf Course Worker                    Sales Clerk
 
     Camp Counselor / Day Care Worker      Receptionist
 
     Cashier                               Office Clerk
 
     Construction Helper                   Library Aide
 
     Stock Clerk                           Car Washer
 
 
     The Michigan Department of Career Development helps workers find jobs and
 employers recruit and train skilled workers.  To this end, the state's new
 career and training development agency is working with K-12 schools, community
 colleges and local Workforce Development Boards toward the establishment of a
 comprehensive career development system.  For more information, visit the
 Michigan Department of Career Development Web site at www.MDCD.org
 
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