Bureau of Labor Statistics

Unemployment among youth, Summer 2007

August 26, 2007

In July 2007, 2.6 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 2004-2007 (not seasonally adjusted)
[Chart data—TXT]

The youth unemployment rate (10.8 percent) was little different from July 2006.

The July 2007 unemployment rates for young men (11.1 percent), women (10.4 percent), whites (9.3 percent), Asians (7.7 percent), and Hispanics (11.8 percent) showed little change from a year earlier. The rate for black youth (20.5 percent) decreased over the year.

These data are a product of the Current Population Survey. The data are not seasonally adjusted. Find out more in "Employment and Unemployment Among Youth—Summer 2007," (PDF) (TXT) news release USDL 07-1284.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment among youth, Summer 2007 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/aug/wk4/art02.htm (visited November 30, 2021).


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