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Persons age 18 to 24 not attending school, not working, and no degree beyond high school in the United States

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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 2018 American Community Survey.

Footnotes: Updated January 2020.
S - Estimates suppressed when the confidence interval around the percentage is greater than or equal to 10 percentage points.
N.A. – Data not available.
Data are provided for the 50 most populous cities according to the most recent Census counts.  Cities for which data is collected may change over time.
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 .