Bureau of Labor Statistics

Unemployment among youth, Summer 2005

August 23, 2005

In July 2005, 2.7 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 2002-2005 (not seasonally adjusted)
[Chart data—TXT]

The youth unemployment rate—11.0 percent—was down from 12.3 percent in July 2004.

The unemployment rate for young men was little changed over the year at 11.5 percent, while the rate for young women decreased by 2.2 percentage points to 10.5 percent. The jobless rates for young whites, blacks, and Hispanics or Latinos decreased over the year.

These data are from the Current Population Survey. The data are not seasonally adjusted. Find out more in "Employment and Unemployment Among Youth—Summer 2005" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 05-1565.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment among youth, Summer 2005 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2005/aug/wk4/art02.htm (visited December 03, 2021).


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