In 2019, 14% of young men ages 16-24 were unemployed across California. Black (26%) and Native American boys (23%) faced the highest unemployment rates compared to other groups.
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2. “Getting Back to Work: Revamping the Economy by Removing Past Records,” Californians for Safety and Justice and Unite LA, 2021.
3. “School Poverty.” National Equity Atlas, 2018.
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Methods and Notes
The unemployment rate is the percentage of people in the labor force who do not have a job. This rate is calculated by dividing the number of working-age people who do not have a job by the total number of people in the labor force. This indicator shows youth unemployment (ages 16 to 24) and working-age unemployment (25 to 64). The universe for this indicator includes civilians who are not institutionalized. For more details on this universe, see the Department of Labor’s official definitions.
Percentages are rounded to the nearest whole number. Totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. Latinos include people of any race. Only a partial list of California counties are included in this indicator due to data constraints. Data for some groups or counties may be missing due to data constraints.
Data was provided by the National Equity Atlas. For more details, see the National Equity Atlas’ methodology notes.
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