CHICAGO (AP) — A bleak outlook for summer employment for Illinois teenagers includes the loss of 18,000 jobs because of state budget cuts and the end of federal stimulus money, youth advocates said Monday.

That's on top of a predicted new low for teen employment across the nation: Only one in four U.S. 16- to 19-year-olds will find work this summer, according to a new report by Northeastern University's Center for Labor Market Studies in Boston.

The report, commissioned by a Chicago group, noted a steady deterioration in teenage summer employment over the past decade. In 2000, 45 percent of teenagers found summer work. By 2010, that figure had dropped to just over 25 percent, with black and Hispanic teens hit hardest.

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