Youth Employment Data: Jobless Rates by Chicago Community Areas and Out of Work and Out of School Rates by Public Use Microdata Areas

Matthew D. Wilson

The following data report was prepared for Thrive Chicago’s Opportunity Youth Working Group on February 22, 2017. This document provides jobless rates for 16 to 19 year olds and 20 to 24 year olds by Chicago Community Area for 2011-2015, and out of work and out of school rates for 16 to 19, 20 to 24, and 16 to 24 year olds by Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in 2015.

For more information on youth joblessness, see Abandoned in their Neighborhoods: Youth Joblessness amidst the Flight of Industry and Opportunity (2017), A Lost Generation: The Disappearance of Teens and young Adults from the Job Market in Cook County (2016), and Lost: The Crissis of Jobless and Out of School Teens and Young Adults in Chicago, Illinois and the U.S. (2016).

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