Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.


The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

August 2001

Racial differences in youth employment

Rosella Gardecki

Work experience at an early age positively impacts labor force attachment of different racial groups; however, racial gaps in employment that are present in the early teen years seem to continue into adulthood

Download PDF »