YOUNG WORKER SAFETY AND HEALTH

 Charts on Young Worker Employment, Injuries and Illnesses

Selected Charts on Young Worker Employment, Injuries and Illnesses

This graph shows the numbers of employed youth ages 15-17 years in the United States for the time period 1994 to 2018. The numbers of employed youth began a steady decline in 2007, however, the number of employed youth has increased in recent years.

Numbers of Employed Youth (Ages 15-17) by Year, United States
This graph shows the numbers of employed youth ages 15- 17 years in the United States for the time period 1994 to 2018. The numbers of employed youth began a steady decline in 2007, however, the number of employed youth has increased in recent years. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Current Population Survey. NIOSH analyses using public microdata files.) 

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