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 2018. 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 drinking establishments. This was followed by the retail trade sector with 19% of youth employment, then the educational and health services sector with 8% of youth employment.

Distribution of Employed Youth (Ages 15-17) by Industry Sector, United States, 2018
This pie chart shows the distribution of employed youth ages 15-17 years by industry sector in 2018. 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 drinking establishments. This was followed by the retail trade sector with 19% 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 https://wwwn.cdc.gov/wisards/cps/default.aspx)

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