Definition: Estimated percentage of teens ages 16-19 who are neither employed nor enrolled in school (e.g., in 2018, 6.5% of California teens ages 16-19 were not in school and not working).
Data Source: Population Reference Bureau, analysis of U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey summary files and public use microdata (Dec. 2019).
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. The notation S refers to data that have been suppressed because the margin of error was greater than 5 percentage points. N/A means that data are not available.