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Idaho 6th Highest Teen Jobless Rate

New data released this week from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows Idaho’s teen unemployment rate was among the highest in the country last year.  Preliminary 2011 data on employment status by state and demographic group breaks down the jobless rate between sexes, age groups and race. Idaho’s teen (16–19 years old) unemployment rate in 2011 was 29.9 percent.

1 California 35.2%
2 Missouri 32.7%
3 North Carolina 32%
4 Nevada 31.9%
5 Washington 30.4%
6 Idaho 29.9%
7 Oregon 29.7%
8 Georgia 29%
9 Rhode Island 29%
10 Tennessee 28.8%

Full StateImpact report here.

Question: What types of jobs did you hold between ages 16 & 19?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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