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Definitions: Persons age 18 to 24 who: (1) are not presently enrolled in school; (2) are not currently working; and (3) have no degree beyond a high school diploma or GED.
This measure reflects those young adults who are considered having difficulty navigating what most would consider a successful transition to adulthood.
Data Source: Population Reference Bureau, analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2008 through the 2011 American Community Survey.
Updated November 2012.
S - Estimates suppressed when the confidence interval around the
percentage is greater than or equal to 10 percentage points. N.A. – Data
Data are provided for the 50 most populous cities according to the most
recent Census counts. Cities for which data is collected may change
A 90 percent confidence interval for each estimate can be found at
Persons age 18 to 24 not attending school, not working, and no degree beyond high school .
Note: The District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are
not included in maps and rankings because they are not states and therefore comparisons on many
indicators of child well being are not meaningful.
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