Charts on Young Worker Employment, Injuries and Illnesses

Selected Charts on Young Worker Employment, Injuries and Illnesses

Distribution of Employed Youth FTEs (Ages 16-17) by Industry Sector, United States, 2019
This chart shows the distribution of full time equivalents (FTEs) for employed youth ages 16-17 years by industry sector in 2019. The industry sector with the largest numbers of employed youth was the services sector, accounting for 64% of all youth employment, mostly in restaurants and other food services. This was followed by trade sector with 20% of youth employment, then the healthcare and social services sector with 6% of youth employment. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Current Population Survey. NIOSH analyses using public microdata files.)

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