Definition: Estimated percentage of teens ages 16-19 who are neither employed nor enrolled in school (e.g., in 2014-2018, 6.6% of California teens ages 16-19 were not in school and not working).
Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (Jan. 2020).
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. Data are displayed for geographies with at least 10,000 residents based on 2018 population estimates. These estimates are based on a survey of the population and are subject to both sampling and nonsampling error. The notation S refers to estimates that have been suppressed because the margin of error was greater than 5 percentage points. N/A means that data are not available. Some regions listed are Census Designated Places (CDPs), such as East Los Angeles; CDPs are communities within the unincorporated part of a county. In 2010 the Census Bureau implemented new population benchmarks, so caution should be taken when comparing 2005-2009 data with later years.