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 August 26, 2016).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
A look at healthcare spending, employment, pay, benefits, and prices
As one of the largest U.S. industries, healthcare is steadily growing to meet the needs of an increasing population with an increasing life expectancy. This Spotlight looks at how much people spend on healthcare, current and projected employment in the industry, employer-provided healthcare benefits, healthcare prices, and pay for workers in healthcare occupations.
Employment and Wages in Healthcare Occupations
Healthcare occupations are a significant percentage of U.S. employment. Some of the largest and highest paying occupations are in healthcare. This Spotlight examines employment and wages for healthcare occupations.
Fifty years of looking at changes in peoples lives
Longitudinal surveys help us understand long-term changes, such as how events that happened when a person was in high school affect labor market success as an adult.