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Selected Charts on Young Worker Employment, Injuries and Illnesses

The pie chart shows employer-reported work-related injuries and illnesses among youth that required at least a day away from work by industry sector in 2009. The industry sector with the largest numbers of injured youth was the leisure and hospitality sector, accounting for 38% of reported injuries and illnesses among youth, with most of the injuries and illnesses in food services and drinking places. The retail trade sector had the second highest frequency with 21% of reported injuries and illnesses among youth.

Distribution of Youth (18 Years) Work-related Injuries and Illnesses Involving Days Away from Work Reported by Private Sector Employers by Industry Sector, United States, 2009
The pie chart shows employer-reported work-related injuries and illnesses among youth that required at least a day away from work by industry sector in 2009. The industry sector with the largest numbers of injured youth was the leisure and hospitality sector, accounting for 38% of reported injuries and illnesses among youth, with most of the injuries and illnesses in food services and drinking places. The retail trade sector had the second highest frequency with 21% of reported injuries and illnesses among youth. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. The survey excludes farms with fewer than 11 employees, the self-employed, private household workers, and federal employees. Data from state and local government employees are included in the survey, but not reported above. Data were provided by James Rice of BLS.)

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