Black Male Teens Least Likely To Be Hired In Chicago

Black male teens aren’t receiving equal treatment in the workforce in Chicago. A Chicago Urban League report shockingly states 92 percent of black male teens were unemployed in 2012.

The discriminatory practices by companies are heavily affecting teens aged 16-19.

The eight percent of working Chicago teens is extremely low compared to the nationwide average of 17 percent and state average of 12 percent.

The Chicago Urban League found there are 600,000 fewer jobs in Illinois today than in the year 2000.

The jobs normally given to teens are now being given to adults. This includes fast food, “entry level” retail jobs and paper delivery.

Oftentimes, families need their children to work to help bring money into the home. Adults don’t fare much better in the job force with the unemployment rate for African Americans in Chicago standing at 19.5 percent.

Many teens turn to the streets to make money. Oftentimes, this involves earning it through illegal means.

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