Youth Engagement >> Youth in school or working

Across King County, young adults in Seattle most likely to be in school or working.

This shows the percent of youth and young adults in King county, ages 16-24 who were connected to their communities either through employment or enrollment in school.

 From 2011 to 2015, an average of 90% of youth and young adults were either in school or employed.

  • Age: Youth ages 16-18 were more likely to be connected to community through employment or school than those ages 19-24.
  • Place: Youth and young adults in Seattle were more likely to be connected to their community through school or work (93%) than those in the rest of King County (88%).
  • Race: American Indian/Alaska Native (71%), Black (83%), Hispanic (85%), and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (73%) youth and young adults were less likely than youth and young adults in King County overall to be in school or employed.
  • Trends: At 90%, the percentage of King County youth and young adults employed or in school was identical in 2005-2009 and 2011-2015.  However, youth connection to the community through education and employment decreased during the Great Recession and subsequently rebounded.