Business: Jobs, Justice and Peace

The lucky ones find jobs flipping burger patties at their neighborhood McDonald's or pitching bales of hay on Wyoming cattle ranches. The less fortunate kill time shooting baskets in asphalt schoolyards or hanging around the local pool hall. Always the most volatile, lowest-paid segment of the work force, America's job-seeking youth are headed for hard times this recession-plagued summer. According to Government statistics, 16.2% of youths between the ages of 16 and 19 are already unemployed; among young blacks the figure is nearly 30%. Unofficial estimates run much higher.

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