YOUNG WORKER SAFETY AND HEALTH

 Charts on Young Worker Employment, Injuries and Illnesses

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 2015. The industry sector with the largest numbers of employed youth was the leisure and  hospitality sector, accounting for 48% of all youth employment, mostly in restaurants and other food services. This was followed by the retail trade sector with 21% 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, 2015
This pie chart shows the distribution of employed youth ages 15-17 years by industry sector in 2015. The industry sector with the largest numbers of employed youth was the leisure and hospitality sector, accounting for 48% of all youth employment, mostly in restaurants and other food services. This was followed by the retail trade sector with 21% 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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