Those who study things like this report more adults are applying for jobs usually taken by students. More are being hired, too. Blame it primarily on the weakening economy. The city’s Summer Youth Employment Program budget has also been significantly cut by the Federal government meaning there’s less financial assistance for 14-21 year olds looking to land minimum-wage jobs in New York City. Whatever the reasons, more kids will be forced to hit up their newly hired parents for a bigger allowance.