BOZEMAN, Mont. -

A report by The Department of Labor shows teen unemployment has been hovering between 25 and 30 percent for the past few years.

NBC Montana caught up with a few Bozeman High School students who are making strides to get jobs sooner.

Cade Cresse is a Bozeman High School student. Cresse has an interview lined up for a summer job and told us he's hoping to hear back from potential employers.

"If it works out then i'll have a job. If not i'll keep looking," he said.

Cresse is just one of many students who hope to spend summer vacation making money. The U.S. Department of Labor reports kids between between the ages of 16 and 19 year old are having a harder time finding a job. NBC Montana spoke with another Bozeman High School student, Logan Oelkers who told us he's been aggressively applying for jobs.

"I've been doing odd jobs for neighbors and friends, but i'm looking to get an actual job," said Oelkers.

Jamie Anderson of Malibu Tan in Bozeman told us she sees at least five applications a day from students. Anderson told NBC Montana she's been calling back applicants who have the most experience.

"With the number of college students and higher qualified people we have applying, it's kind of a surplus," said Anderson.

We also spoke with Troy Brekke who is the manager of Old Chicago Restaurant in Bozeman. Brekke told NBC Montana he's had great experience hiring younger employees.

"Really great luck hiring high school kids. We sit them down, we have an interview, and then we have a four hour orientation," said Brekke.

Meanwhile, Cade Cresse is optimistic. Cresse told NBC Montana it's good for kids like him to have jobs during the summer.