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In 1978, 60 percent of teens were in the labor force, but last summer just 35 percent were. (Nati Harnik/AP)
In 1978, 60 percent of teens were in the labor force, but last summer just 35 percent were. (Nati Harnik/AP)
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Summer is typically a time when teenagers across the country take on part- or full-time summer jobs. But The Atlantic's Derek Thompson writes that summer jobs are waning. He reports that in 1978, 60 percent of teens were in the labor force, but last summer just 35 percent were.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with Thompson (@DKThomp) about what's happening to the summer job.

This segment aired on July 3, 2017.

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