Youth in School or Working

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

Photo courtesy of COO/BSK: Youth learn about career opportunities and pathways at the Diversity in Tech event at the SeaTac community center

 

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.      

 

Notes & Sources

Source: American Community Survey, US Census Bureau

Youth or young adults ages 16-24 who were employed or enrolled in school in the last 3 months.