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A Profile of the Idle Youth in the U.S.

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The idle youth are people who do not finish school as well as people who finish school but cannot attach to the labor force.

These could be people whose general high school background has not prepared them for the jobs available.

Their ill-preparedness could be:

  • job skills-based (points to lack of training programs, apprenticeships, etc.)
  • social skills-based (points to lack of family or peers who have steady employment, community problems).

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Page Last Revised - October 8, 2021
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