Youth Unemployment: 20.8%
(CNSNews.com) – The unemployment rate for young people, ages 16 to 19, went down slightly between October and November, from 22.2% to 20.8%, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), but it is still nearly three times greater than the national unemployment rate of 7%.
The BLS data, seasonally adjusted, show the following unemployment rates for youth (ages 16 to 19) and the actual number of youth unemployed in the United States for the last six months.
Rate & Number of Persons Unemployed, Age 16 to 19
November: 20.8% -- 1.18 million unemployed
October: 22.2% -- 1.26 million unemployed
September: 21.4% -- 1.24 million unemployed
August: 22.7% -- 1.29 million unemployed
July: 23.7% -- 1.38 million unemployed
June: 24.0% -- 1.40 million unemployed
The numbers for youth unemployed do not include those who have dropped out of the job market and are no longer looking for work and those working only part-time.