Unemployment among youth this summer

August 25, 2004

In July 2004, 3.0 million youths aged 16 to 24 years old were unemployed—not working but actively looking for work and available to take a job.

Unemployment rate of 16- to 24-year-olds, July 2001-2004 (not seasonally adjusted)
[Chart data—TXT]

The youth unemployment rate—12.3 percent—was down from 13.3 percent in July 2003.

The July 2004 unemployment rate for young men (12.0 percent) was lower than a year earlier. The jobless rates for young women (12.7 percent), young whites (10.1 percent), young blacks (26.6 percent), young Asians (8.6 percent), and young Hispanics or Latinos (12.7 percent) showed little or no change from a year earlier.

These data are from the Current Population Survey. The data are not seasonally adjusted. Find out more in "Employment and Unemployment Among Youth—Summer 2004" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 04-1590.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment among youth this summer on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2004/aug/wk4/art03.htm (visited October 25, 2014).

OF INTEREST

Three recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics