August 26, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Youth employment in July 2011

Employment-population ratio for persons 16 to 24 years of age, July 1951–July 2011, not seasonally adjusted
Month Employment-population ratio (in percent)

July 1951

61.5

July 1952

59.3

July 1953

58.6

July 1954

54.7

July 1955

57.2

July 1956

59.8

July 1957

60.0

July 1958

54.4

July 1959

56.1

July 1960

57.4

July 1961

55.2

July 1962

57.0

July 1963

55.3

July 1964

56.2

July 1965

58.6

July 1966

60.8

July 1967

61.2

July 1968

61.2

July 1969

62.2

July 1970

60.7

July 1971

59.7

July 1972

61.5

July 1973

64.0

July 1974

64.1

July 1975

61.1

July 1976

63.7

July 1977

64.7

July 1978

66.9

July 1979

67.6

July 1980

65.1

July 1981

64.8

July 1982

61.8

July 1983

63.3

July 1984

66.1

July 1985

65.9

July 1986

66.7

July 1987

67.3

July 1988

68.5

July 1989

69.2

July 1990

67.0

July 1991

63.5

July 1992

63.8

July 1993

64.6

July 1994

64.7

July 1995

64.9

July 1996

64.1

July 1997

64.6

July 1998

64.9

July 1999

65.2

July 2000

64.8

July 2001

63.3

July 2002

60.9

July 2003

58.3

July 2004

58.9

July 2005

59.3

July 2006

59.2

July 2007

58.0

July 2008

56.0

July 2009

51.4

July 2010

48.9

July 2011

48.8(1)

Footnotes:
(1) = preliminary

These data are featured in the TED article, Youth employment in July 2011.

 

 

Employed persons 16 to 24 years of age, selected industries, July 2011, not seasonally adjusted
Industry Employment

Leisure and hospitality

4,770,000

Retail trade

3,869,000

Education and health services

1,936,000

Government

1,382,000

Professional and business services

1,326,000

Manufacturing

1,106,000

Other services

898,000

Construction

744,000

Financial activities

716,000

Self-employed and unpaid family workers

397,000

Agriculture and related industries

382,000

Transportation & utilities

360,000

Wholesale trade

342,000

Information

329,000

Mining

76,000

These data are featured in the TED article, Youth employment in July 2011.

 

 

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