Distribution of Employed Youth (Ages 15-17) by Industry Sector

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Distribution of Employed Youth (Ages 15-17) by Industry Sector, United States, 2020
This chart shows the number of employed youth ages 15-17 years by industry sector in 2020. The industry sector with the largest numbers of employed youth was accommodation and food services sector, accounting for 45% of all youth employment, mostly in restaurants and drinking establishments. This was followed by the retail trade sector with 22% of youth employment, then the educational and health care and social assistance sector with 7% of youth employment. (Source: NIOSH analyses of Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Current Population Survey using the Employed Labor Force query system)

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