August 29, 2006
In July 2006, 2.8 million youths aged 16 to 24 were unemployed—not working, but actively looking for work and available to take a job.
The youth unemployment rate—11.2 percent—was about the same as in July 2005.
The July 2006 youth unemployment rates for men (11.2 percent), women (11.1 percent), whites (9.0 percent), blacks (24.7 percent), Asians (8.2 percent), and Hispanics or Latinos (10.4 percent), showed little change from a year earlier.
These data are a product of the Current Population Survey. The data are not seasonally adjusted. Find out more in "Employment and Unemployment Among Youth—Summer 2006" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 06-1497.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Youth unemployment, Summer 2006 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/aug/wk4/art02.htm (visited November 26, 2015).
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