Jobs for teens harder to find in Charlotte, across country

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. —

It's tougher than even for Charlotte-area teens to find a job this summer.

The latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show seven in 10 teens in the United States is without a job this summer.

Out of a group of four teens from Concord, only one had steady employment.

"I talk to a lot of my friends," Cassie Nelson said, "They’re all trying to find jobs and nobody can find a job because it's just so hard.”

The manager at Nova's Bakery in Plaza Midwood said more adults are now applying for jobs that often go to teens, making the job pool more competitive.

"It definitely makes it harder for everybody teens specifically, I would say," Chaeryl Poma said.