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CHICAGO (Nov. 12, 2012) – In the aftermath of the Great Recession, teenage workers have taken a huge hit. Only 27 percent of teens in Illinois had jobs last year – the lowest Illinois teen employment rate in the 42 years such data has been collected. The figures were worst for African-American teens in Chicago, where only 10 percent had jobs.

Unfortunately, lawmakers in Springfield are advancing plans to put thousands more teens out of work. Earlier this year, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton sponsored a bill (Senate Bill 1565) to increase the minimum wage to $10.25 an hour by 2015, a 24 percent increase from today’s $8.25 hourly rate. Illinois would then have the highest minimum wage in the nation.
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