Daniel Eisner, a junior at the University of Missouri, started looking for work in late May, when he arrived in Atlanta for his unpaid internship with Turner Sports. He applied for the usual summer jobs at places such as Jasonâs Deli, Smoothie King and Champs Sports. âI was looking for a little spending money,â said Mr Eisner, 20. The businesses said they would call if they needed anyone. âI never got any phone calls.â Luckily, he had some savings from working three jobs last summer, when the economy was doing better, and his parents have been willing to lend him money. When he returns to Missouri for school in the autumn, Mr Eisner will look for work again but, for now, he has given up. Indeed, in June the unemployment rate for teens was 24 per cent, up from 22.7 per cent in May and 21.5 per cent in April. Among adult men, it rose to 10 per cent, from 9.8 per cent in May and 9.4 per cent in April. Among adult women, it was 7.6 per cent in June, from 7.5 per cent in May and 7.1 per cent in April. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/0c893736-77aa-11de-9713-00144feabdc0.html Young people need perspective ! What can ET members do ? I am personally supporting a youth project in NYC.