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Spotlight on Statistics

March 2011

BLS Spotlight on Statistics: School's Out

Chart Data

Youth Unemployment


Unemployment rate, persons 16 to 24 years of age, by sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, not seasonally adjusted, July, 20072010
Sex, race, and ethnicity 2007 2008 2009 2010

Civilian noninstitutional population
16 to 24 years of age, total

10.8 14.0 18.5 19.1


10.4 12.8 17.3 17.5


11.1 15.0 19.7 20.5


9.3 12.3 16.4 16.2

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

11.8 16.0 21.7 22.1

Black or African American

20.5 24.8 31.2 33.4

Note: Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race.

Source: Current Population Survey | Chart



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