August 23, 2005
In July 2005, 2.7 million youths aged 16 to 24 years old were unemployed—not working but actively looking for work and available to take a job.
The youth unemployment rate—11.0 percent—was down from 12.3 percent in July 2004.
The unemployment rate for young men was little changed over the year at 11.5 percent, while the rate for young women decreased by 2.2 percentage points to 10.5 percent. The jobless rates for young whites, blacks, and Hispanics or Latinos decreased over the year.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Unemployment among youth, Summer 2005 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2005/aug/wk4/art02.htm (visited March 08, 2014).
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