1 in 4 high school students work, U.S. Census finds, including many in Oklahoma to support families

The U.S. Census released a report Thursday that found about 1 in 4 high school students have jobs. That means about 3.1 million students age 16 and older are working nationwide.

BY CARRIE COPPERNOLL Published: January 25, 2013
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After school and after soccer practice, Gabriella Rowles gets to work.

The senior at Northwest Classen High School helps clean and do other work at a family friend’s salon. She needs money for bills. Rowles lives with a friend, and she pays rent to her friend’s parents. Then it’s homework time.

“I don’t give up,...

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