Spotlight on Statistics

March 2011

BLS Spotlight on Statistics: School's Out

Chart Data

Where do Youth Work in the Summer?

Employed persons, age 16–24, by industry and sex, July 2010
Industry Men Women
Age 16–19 Age 20–24 Age 16–19 Age 20–24

Total

2,680,000 6,857,000 2,609,000 6,418,000

Accommodation and food services

726,000 1,032,000 859,000 1,229,000

Retail trade

540,000 1,312,000 622,000 1,244,000

Education and health services

149,000 537,000 338,000 1,802,000

Professional and business services

212,000 718,000 105,000 540,000

Manufacturing

148,000 634,000 77,000 192,000

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

260,000 326,000 267,000 196,000

Construction

192,000 690,000 2,000 33,000

Other services

90,000 318,000 145,000 285,000

Financial activities

57,000 319,000 53,000 380,000

Transportation and utilities

55,000 257,000 17,000 80,000

Public administration

42,000 137,000 22,000 197,000

Information

55,000 163,000 62,000 107,000

Agriculture and related

117,000 164,000 24,000 67,000

Wholesale trade

35,000 200,000 13,000 53,000

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

2,000 50,000 3,000 12,000

Source: Current Population Survey | Chart

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