Yep, this problem is taking place in our household. And I have a friend who said her daughter applied for over 50 jobs before finally being hired. And what does that mean for us parents? Taking care of our kids much longer than we planned when we are already stuggling to find work or stay employed.

Teenaged workers, whether it was students seeking summer jobs or school dropouts and graduates looking for full-time work, were particularly hard-hit by joblessness. Only one in four U.S. teenagers held a job in 2011, the smallest percentage in decades and half what it was in 1999-2000.

A weak job market hurts teenagers most, McLaughlin said, because employers need not hire inexperienced and younger workers because there are plenty of adults seeking work.
Teenage Unemployment: Teen Employment At Its Lowest Level In Decades Due To Recession Job Losses