Youth unemployment this summer
September 03, 2002
Three million youths 16 to 24 years old were unemployed—not working but actively looking for work and available to take a job—in July 2002.
The youth unemployment rate was 12.4 percent in July, up from 10.4 percent in July 2001 and the recent low of 9.6 percent in July 2000. This July, the unemployment rate for young men (12.6 percent), young women (12.2 percent), and young whites (10.7 percent) was higher than in July 2001. The July 2002 rate for young blacks (22.5 percent) was little changed from July 2001.
These data are from the Current Population Survey. The data are not seasonally adjusted. Find out more in "Employment and Unemployment Among Youth -- Summer 2002," news release USDL 02-478.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Youth unemployment this summer on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2002/sept/wk1/art01.htm (visited October 24, 2014).
Three recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Housing: before, during, and after the Great Recession
looks at consumer expenditures on household items, employment in residential construction, prices for household items, and injuries in occupations involved in building and maintaining our homes.
Women veterans in the labor force examines the demographic, employment, and unemployment characteristics of women veterans.
BLS Statistics by Occupation provides an overview of occupational employment and wages with an emphasis on STEM jobs and occupational data by typical entry-level education required.