Charts on Young Worker Employment, Injuries and Illnesses

Selected Charts on Young Worker Employment, Injuries and Illnesses

Distribution of Employed Youth (Ages 15-17) by Industry Sector, United States, 2019
This chart shows the distribution of employed youth ages 15-17 years by industry sector in 2019. The industry sector with the largest numbers of employed youth was the leisure and hospitality sector, accounting for 51% of all youth employment, with 83% of youth employed in restaurants and drinking establishments. This was followed by the retail trade sector with 18% of youth employment, then the educational and health services sector with 8% 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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