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Despite a decline in the number of young people between the ages of 16 and 21, fewer in that age group were able to find jobs this summer than last.

Nearly 3.4 million youths were without jobs this summer, an increase of about 530,000 over the previous year's figure of 2.8 million, according to the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics.

There are 650,000 fewer youths in the 16- to 21-year-old age group this year, according to the bls

The bureau reported that this summer's decline occurred entirely among young men and that the number of jobless white males exceeded the number of jobless black males.

The overall youth-unemployment rate was 19.7 percent, according to the bls For black youths, the rate was 40.2 percent, an increase of 3.5 percent over last summer's rate. For white youths, the unemployment rate was 16.9 percent, an increase of 3.3 percent.

The American Federation of Teachers, the nation's second-largest teachers' union, will be moving its national headquarters to a new office and motel complex being developed on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Construction of the new building will begin this fall. The building will bear the association's name and is expected to be completed in 1984.

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