Summer 2024 Job Forecast For Michigan Teens Promising
Friday, May 17, 2024

(LANSING) – The summer job forecast for Michigan teens in 2024 is promising.

The Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget released their summer teen employment forecast for June through August. The State’s labor market has continued to add jobs each year since 2020 with the unemployment rate remaining low overall. This is positive news for teens looking for summer employment in the coming months, some for the first time.

The summer 2024 unemployment rate among Michigan teens is expected to average 11.6 percent, down slightly from the 13.7 percent rate in 2023. This is similar to the summer unemployment rates Michigan teens have experienced since 2018. This summer, nearly a quarter million Michigan teens are expected to search for work, and 218,900 are forecasted to be employed this summer.

So far in 2024, job demand in Michigan has remained elevated in industries like retail and food service, which could be ideal for teens since they require minimal education, experience or training.