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Youth not attending school and not working by age group in the United States

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Youth not attending school and not working by age group

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Definitions: Youth between who are not enrolled in school (full- or part-time) and not employed (full- or part-time) by age groups 16 to 19, 20 to 24, and 16 to 24.

This measure is sometimes referred to as “Idle Teens” or “Disconnected Youth.”

Data Source: Population Reference Bureau, analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2008 - 2019 American Community Survey.

Footnotes: Updated December 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
Youth not attending school and not working by age group.