Statistics on children, youth and families in Maine from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Maine Children's Alliance
Teens ages 16 to 19 not attending school and not working, detailed in Maine
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Why This Indicator Matters
Teens ages 16 to 19 who are not in school or working are at high risk of experiencing negative outcomes as they transition to adulthood. Limited skills and work history — combined with few financial resources to invest in developing the necessary skills or qualifications — restrict access to good jobs as well as future higher wages.
What the data show
The overall state rate for 2018-2022 for teens ages 16 to19 not working or in school is 3.9% or an estimated 2,567 youth in Maine. This is above than the pre=pandemic 5-year rate of 2015-2019 of 3.3%,
For the latest 5-year period, 2017-2021 the rate of teens age 16 to19 not working in school varied between a high of 14.0% in Lincoln County to a low of under 1% in Sagadahoc and 1.6% in Franklin County. The counties with the highest rates of teens not in school and not working for the period 2017-2021 other than Lincoln County were Oxford at 8.5% and Piscataquis at 7.5%.
Definition and Source
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