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Youth Indicators, 2005: Trends in the Well-Being of American Youth

Indicator 28: Unemployment of Young Adults

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Table 28. Unemployment rates of 16- to 24-year-olds, by race/ethnicity, age group, and sex: Various years, 1960 to 2003
 All races1White2Black2Hispanic3
Year16 to 19 years old20 to 24 years old16 to 19 years old20 to 24 years old16 to 19 years old20 to 24 years old16 to 19 years old20 to 24 years old
Males
196015.38.914.08.324.0413.14
196514.16.412.95.923.349.34
197015.08.413.77.825.0412.64
197520.114.318.313.138.124.727.616.3
198018.312.516.211.137.523.721.912.2
198519.511.416.59.741.023.524.712.9
199016.39.114.37.631.920.119.58.4
199518.49.215.67.937.117.625.310.6
199618.19.515.58.136.919.222.510.3
199716.98.914.37.336.519.820.89.8
199816.28.114.16.730.118.020.68.9
199914.77.712.66.530.916.217.87.8
200014.07.312.35.926.216.615.76.6
200116.09.013.97.830.417.617.18.1
200218.110.215.98.731.320.020.29.3
200319.310.617.19.136.020.921.99.6
Females
196013.98.312.77.224.8415.34
196515.77.314.06.331.7413.74
197015.67.913.46.934.5415.04
197519.712.717.411.241.024.327.917.2
198017.210.414.88.539.823.523.412.0
198517.610.714.88.539.225.623.812.1
199014.78.512.66.829.919.619.410.4
199516.19.013.47.434.317.822.613.0
199615.29.012.97.430.318.425.114.1
199715.08.112.86.428.717.122.711.0
199812.97.810.96.325.315.722.110.1
199913.27.211.36.125.113.419.89.1
200012.17.110.45.822.813.618.09.0
200113.47.511.46.127.515.318.58.2
200214.99.113.17.428.318.319.910.8
200315.69.313.37.630.318.817.711.3
Not available.
1Includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
2Includes Hispanics.
3Hispanics may be of any race.
4Includes Black and other races.
NOTE: The unemployment rate is the proportion of those in the labor force who are not working but are seeking employment. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Labor Force Statistics derived from the Current Population Survey, various years, unpublished data.

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