MIAMIL - JULY 18: A double hamburger is seen on July 18, 2002 at a Burger King in Miami, Florida. The health effects of an American diet of super-sized fast foods are becoming apparent as increasing numbers of children and adults are being treated for obesity. Studies seem to point to the fact that many overweight children and adults get a large portion of their calories by consuming too many sodas and sweetened juices and beverages. Sweetened drinks + "super-sized" meals + the convenience of fast food + a decrease in physical activity = a recipe for obesity. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Researchers at Drexel University’s Center for Labor Markets and Policy are predicting this will be the best summer job market for teenagers in 15 years.

They’re predicting an average of 33% of those ages 16 to 19 will be employed from June through August this year, the highest such rate since 34% in the summer of 2007.

The average pay will run from $15 to $16 an hour for entry-level work.  Teenage employment has already topped pre-pandemic levels even though the overall job market still hasn’t.