Youth unemployment rate in Illinois

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Definitions: The youth unemployment rate measures the percent of individuals, ages 16-19, of the youth labor force who do not currently have a job but are actively looking for work across the state. Those not in the labor force because they are in school (or for other reasons) are not included.

Data Source: Illinois Department of Employment Security, Characteristics of Employed Unemployed, "Youth Employment and Unemployment Characteristics by Race," available here.

Footnotes: Note from IDES: The data source for this report is from the Current Population Survey. Users are reminded that these data are based on a household sample and therefore subject to sampling error. Caution should be used in drawing inferences from these data.