Opportunity Youth

% of the population 16-24 years who are unemployed or not in the labor force, and that have not attended school in the last 3 months

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Peer regions were chosen for their comparable size and composition. These same regions have been used for comparison in multiple other studies and reports.

Source: U.S. Cenus Bureau, 2016 American Community Survey PUMS Microdata 1-Year Estimates

Why It's Important

Opportunity Youth are defined as 16-24-year-olds who are unemployed or not in the labor, and not enrolled in school. As this demographic makes up a portion of our workforce, a decrease in OY will lead to a better economy.