COVID-19 and Youth Unemployment in 2020, by Gender and Race

COVID-19 and Youth Unemployment in 2020, by Gender and Race

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Published: Jan 14, 2021
Publisher: Mathematica
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Tracking Youth Unemployment During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Time frame: 2020 – 2022

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Schultz Family Foundation

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Schultz Family Foundation
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Megan McIntyre

Monthly Youth Unemployment Rates in 2020, by Gender and Race

In 2020, unemployment spiked in April and May among all youth subgroups. Among White youth and Asian male youth, unemployment steadily declined from the spring to the fall, leveling off in the winter slightly above the pre-pandemic unemployment level. However, for Black male and female youth as well as for Asian female youth, unemployment stayed alarmingly high until the fall.

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