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Youth not attending school and not working by age group in United States

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Definition and Source



Youth between who are not enrolled in school (full- or part-time) and not employed (full- or part-time) by age groups 16 to 19, 20 to 24, and 16 to 24.

This measure is sometimes referred to as “Idle Teens” or “Disconnected Youth.”

Data Source

Population Reference Bureau, analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2008 - 2019, 2021 American Community Survey.


Updated November 2022.
S - Estimates suppressed when the confidence interval around the percentage is greater than or equal to 10 percentage points.
N.A. – Data not available.
Data are provided for the 50 most populous cities according to the most recent Census counts. Cities for which data is collected may change over time.
A 90 percent confidence interval for each estimate can be found at
Youth not attending school and not working by age group.

Last Updated

November 2022