August 20, 2013 12:15 PM

Youth employment has risen this summer

Slightly more than half of U.S. young people in the 16-24 age group were working in July, the traditional annual peak month for youth unemployment. The nearly 19.7 million youths who drew paychecks last month represented a small increase from the nearly 19.5 million in that age group who held jobs in July 2012.

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