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Selected Charts on Young Worker Employment, Injuries and Illnesses

This pie chart shows the distribution of employed youth ages  15-17 years by industry sector in 2009. The industry sector with the largest numbers of employed youth was the leisure and  hospitality sector, accounting for 44% of all youth employment, mostly in restaurants and other food services. This was followed by the retail trade sector with 24% of youth employment, then the educational and health services sector with 9% of youth employment.

Distribution of Employed Youth (Ages 15-17) by Industry Sector, United States, 2009
This pie chart shows the distribution of employed youth ages 15-17 years by industry sector in 2009. The industry sector with the largest numbers of employed youth was the leisure and hospitality sector, accounting for 44% of all youth employment, mostly in restaurants and other food services. This was followed by the retail trade sector with 24% of youth employment, then the educational and health services sector with 9% of youth employment. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics' Current Population Survey. NIOSH analyses using public microdata files.)

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