Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson’s plans to double the number of jobs for Chicago’s teens faces many hurdles

WBEZ Chicago discusses the need for job availability among teens and references an upcoming study from the Great Cities Institute.

“The need is high. The jobless rate for 16- to 19-year-olds in Chicago outpaced the national rate in 2021 by nearly 15%, and is higher for Black teens in that age group, according to a forthcoming study from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s (UIC) Great Cities Institute viewed by WBEZ.”

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