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ERIC Number: ED053266
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Pages: 29
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Employment Status of School Age Youth.
Waldman, Elizabeth
Monthly Labor Review, v92 n8 pp23-32 Aug 1969
In October 1968, one of every five workers in the United States was 16 to 24 years old. There were about 10.6 million nonstudents and 5 million students under 25 years old in the labor force. The average earnings of all students from 16 to 24 was $600. Most teenage students worked at part-time jobs; 80 percent worked less than 35 hours a week, and 40 percent less than 15 hours. The typical nonstudent worked a full 40-hour week. Three quarters of the males were employed in blue collar jobs, and over half the nonstudent women were in clerical and sales jobs. Striking occupational progress was made by out-of-school nonwhite girls 16 to 21 years old during the years 1964-1968, when the proportion of nonwhite girls in white collar work doubled. The number of school age workers made up a greater proportion of the unemployed than in 1960. In October 1968, half of the 2.5 million unemployed were under 25 years of age compared with 40 percent of the 2.8 million unemployed in 1960. Thus, in spite of numerous employment programs for youth, unemployment rates only declined from 9.5 percent in 1960 to 8 percent in 1968. (BC)
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210 (single copies available)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
Note: Reprint No. 2634