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About the National Data
Data Source: Current Population Survey (CPS), Census and DOL/BLS
Baseline: 11.2 percent of adolescents and young adults aged 16 to 24 years were neither enrolled in school nor working in 2017
Target: 10.1 percent
Number of adolescents and young adults aged 16 to 24 years who are neither enrolled in school nor working.
Number of adolescents and young adults aged 16 to 24 years.
Minimal statistical significance
Target-setting method details
Minimal statistical significance, assuming the same standard error for the target as for the baseline.
Target-setting method justification
Trend data were evaluated for this objective, but it was not possible to project a target because the targets were not statistically significant or were moving away from the desired direction. The standard error was used to calculate a target based on minimal statistical significance assuming the same standard error for the target as for the baseline. This method was used because progress on this objective is likely to be impeded by external factors. This objective is very sensitive to the economic and job market climate, as youth and young adults, especially those with less than a college degree (and most especially those without a high school diploma), are the population groups least likely to be able to obtain employment during difficult economic times.
Data are from the Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) of the Current Population Survey (CPS).