Change Indicator

Teens not in school and not working (5-year average) in Washington

Teens not in school and not working (5-year average)

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Definition and Source



The number and share of teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 who are not enrolled in school and not employed.  This includes those with and without a high school diploma or equivalent and those that are unemployed or not in the labor force.

Data Source

Data for this measure come from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Fact Finder, American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Estimates. Data were retrieved from (Table B14005).

*Please use these estimates with caution. The total confidence interval (upper bound minus lower bound) of the percent estimate, is 10 percentage points or greater, which indicates that this estimate has a large margin of error. This generally occurs when estimate relies on small number of cases. To obtain total confidence interval values around the estimates for this indicator please contact Washington KIDS COUNT.


Data last updated in February 2021 by Washington KIDS COUNT.

The 2011-2015 ACS data release marked the sixth time that 5-year estimates were released for all areas. The ACS 2011-2015 data were collected during calendar years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

The 5-year ACS estimates represent the average characteristics over the 5-year period of time, and therefore are less current than 1-year and 3-year ACS estimates. However, these estimates are more reliable because they are based on a larger sample size and provide data for counties with populations less than 20,000. The 3-year estimates were available for geographic areas with populations of 20,000 or greater, while 1-year estimates are only published for populations of 65,000 or greater. More information about 1-year, 3-year, and 5-year ACS surveys and estimates are available online at

Last Updated

February 2021