Teens ages 16 to 19 not attending school and not working by county (5 yr ACS) in Maine

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Why This Indicator Matters

Teens ages 16 to 19 who are not in school or working are at high risk of experiencing negative outcomes as they transition to adulthood. Limited skills and work history — combined with few financial resources to invest in developing the necessary skills or qualifications — restrict access to good jobs as well as future higher wages. 

What the data shows
For the latest 5 year period, the rate of teens age 16-19 not working in school varied between a high of 8% in Lincoln County to a low of under 1% in Sagadahoc County. The state rate of 2014-2018 is 3.5% or an estimated 2,236 youth in Maine.

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Definitions: Teenagers between age 16 and 19 who are not enrolled in school (full- or part-time) and not employed (full- or part-time).

Data Source: American Community Survey 5-year data, Table B14005.


Footnotes: This is based on 5 year sample data, so 2018 refers to surveys from 2014-2018. 

Indicator added May 2020