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Updated on February 4, 2013

The Unemployment Rate Remains at 8% Or Higher

Everyone knows the economy is awful right now and there is no one more aware of it than young workers. If you are 18 or 19 years old and recently out of high school, you are one of the ones caught in this seemingly neverending job search. specializes in part time jobs and hourly jobs

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You can look for jobs at either one of those sites. Many employers find their new hires online so it is best if you have a resume and submit it there.

For some time now, the national unemployment rate has been around 10% and it shows no signs of getting better. The bad part is that is it probably really higher than that because there are many people who have given up looking and are never counted. Additionally, there are thousands of people who can only find part time jobs when in fact they need full time work. All those people are counted as "employed" when in fact they really are hurting like all the other unemployed folks.

19 Year Olds Need Jobs Now

Jobs for 19 year olds are usually going to be entry level in nature and this is because people of that age group usually have very little work experience to offer employers. Even if a 19 year old is lucky to find work, they will not be making very much and may be one of the first ones to be laid off if they company falls on hard times.

In this economy, 18 and 19 year olds are having an especially tough time finding jobs because many seasoned workers are willingly taking the lower paying jobs that might ordinarily go to these younger workers in normal times. Companies face difficult choices in who to hire and they prdictably tend to hire older workers who have more experience and families to feed. This makes olders teens the ones to be left out in the cold.

College Is Not Always An Option

Going to college is not an option for everyone and some younger workers just want to leave high school and get right to working and making money. Now that jobs for 19 year olds are so hard to find, many are thinking of going back to school or to college for the first time. However, many still just can't afford it with tuition and textbook costs being so high. These recent high school graduates are caught in a place where they can't find a job and can't afford school either.

This bad economy might go on for years and this means a bleak outlook for many youngsters just coming into the workforce. Eighteen and nineteen year olds need to get jobs and start on their way up the corporate ladder all the while learning how to save money for their future. Unfortunately, for many older teens, it looks like this may not happen for a while.

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      Caitlin hirsch 3 years ago

      I am a 19 year old girl looking for a job, I've been looking for a while now and nothing seems to work. I feel like it's hopeless I just want to work my way to a car then leaving home. I need all the help I can get.

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      Rashmi Brandy 4 years ago

      Hello, im 19 years old. i just qualified aat foundation level and 2 subjects of intermediate level. (Accounting +IT) im interested in accounting and good in art works . if anyone has a job,please contact me!

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      meme star 4 years ago

      I've been looking for a job ever since I was 16 no luck at all I'm 19 now and still no luck people these says don't even give young people a chance at all I need a job now many young women are becoming prostitutes and strippers cause no luck at finding jobs nobody is helping please email me at

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      NIKSHALA 4 years ago

      i need job right nw

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      Abigail Q. 4 years ago

      My apologies I didn't leave my email,

      ~Again, Thank you!

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      Abigail Q. 4 years ago

      Hello, I recently have moved out of my parents house (the day before prom actually) because of domestic violence that has been percent in my home since before I was born. I am currently living with my brother who is very bipolar and psychopathic and I would love to move out but I need a job first. If you find anything that takes social skills, like secretary, that would be great I worked on a Champaign for a couple of months and that was fun. I'm very good with people but because of my PTSD I am better at jobs that are less hectic, an office job or maybe retail. Id also love to volunteer if there's any places that you don't have to pay and you don't get paid but you live for free, that would work too.

      ~Thank you very much for taking the time,

      Abigail Q.

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      Paola F. 4 years ago

      I've been looking for a job now for over a year, and truth be told, I haven't had any luck. I graduated Hicghschool last year, and in oder to get a job, I need experience, and in order to get expericne, I need to be hired somewhere. I'm good with computers and can type at a high speed! Please, if anyone has a job, of anything please contact me!

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      david 4 years ago

      i wish that the economy was good so everyone could have a job .

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      omar 4 years ago

      i will like a job that give many i can use to help my family

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      Raheem T 5 years ago


      I am 19 years old, i just graduated from HS last may but i have been job hunting for nearly 2 years now and i never get calls back even after I follow up with a phone call, so i have bad luck attempting to find a job if anyone is hiring in the Lafayette, LA area, i am willing to learn and train for a job opportunity please contact me. Thanks.

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      Nikki B 6 years ago

      i have recently came out of school i have no work experience so this would be my first job. I am excited to have one but at the same time i am struggling to find one. I have recevied a HS dipolma and have a Small Business Management certificate. Praying to god that i at least find one job out there!

      Help me out people!If you find anything in the area San Jose email me, please and thank you.

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      AJCORDELIA 6 years ago


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      Takisa Henderson 6 years ago

      If anyone has found a job, please let me know how.!

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      walmart 6 years ago

      nice job

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      James Ritchie 7 years ago

      I cannot gain work experience without a job. To get a job, I require previous work experience. It's called Catch 22 and it is destroying my chances.

      I am 19 years old and completed my college course last August (2010) and I have been applying for all entry level positions possible - online, and in the street - virtually every day since then. No body will hire a school leaver with little work experience for all reasons listed in this article.

      I feel my skills and need to work are being put aside in favour of more established workers. My need for work is just as essential as ANY BODIES, whether they have families to feed or huge bills to pay for. SO WILL I! Unless this continues.. in which case I WON'T. Because I'll be a bum.

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      Brittanie 7 years ago

      Same as you guys, i've been looking for a job ever since i started grade 9. well ok, it never occurred to me i guess i'm just scared. but i wanna work somewhere animal related because i mostly co-oped at "animal" places lol. If anyone needs someone whose determined, free spirited, able to get the job done thoroughly...then i'm the girl for you! Message me at

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      Carlinda Davis 7 years ago

      I'm 19 and i have been looking for a good job for 7 months now, and it does seem very hopeless i constantly want to tell employers how I'm a determined and good worker,and want quit like other young adults will! if you know any jobs or know how to contact anyone in the Florence, SC area or Lake City, SC area then please help me find a way to help me become employed. Please contact me immediately...

      at anyone of my emails

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      nikica 7 years ago

      Please if you have some job for 19years old girl write me on my email