In the numbers released today, covering the month of June, the BLS reported that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Americans ages 16 to 19 was 21.0%. That’s up from May’s unemployment rate of 19.2%, and up from April at 19.1%.
In March, the teen unemployment rate was 20.9%, and in February 21.4%.
During the last five-and-a-half years of the Obama administration, teen unemployment has been in the 20s range, reaching a high of 27.3% in October 2010. It was in the 19-range only in April and May of this year.
When President Bush left office, the teen unemployment rate was 20.7%. One of its lowest levels back then was in May 2006 at 14.0%