Definition: Estimated percentage of teens ages 16-19 who are neither employed nor enrolled in school (e.g., in 2016-2020, 6.5% of California teens ages 16-19 were not in school and not working).
Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (Aug. 2022).
Footnote: Teens who are not employed include those who are not working but looking for work and those who are neither working nor looking for work; as a result, these data may differ from estimates of "idle youth" which exclude teens looking for work. These estimates are based on a survey of the population and are subject to both sampling and nonsampling error. Because of disruptions to data collection in 2020, American Community Survey estimates for 2016-2020 did not meet statistical quality requirements and have larger than usual margins of error; see Information and Advice on 2020 Federal Data Quality and Use.