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 full time equivalents (FTEs) for employed youth ages 16-17 years by occupation in 2018. Service jobs were the primary occupation for 44% of all youth employment. This was followed by sales and office occupations with 32% of youth employment.

Distribution of Employed Youth FTEs (Ages 16-17) by Occupation, United States, 2018
This pie chart shows the distribution of full time equivalents (FTEs) for employed youth ages 16-17 years by occupation in 2018. Service jobs were the primary occupation for 44% of all youth employment. This was followed by sales and office occupations with 32% of youth employment. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Current Population Survey. NIOSH analyses using public microdata files.) 

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Page last reviewed: October 1, 2019