COVID-19 Effects and Youth Unemployment Rates in Metro Areas, January-June 2021

COVID-19 Effects and Youth Unemployment Rates in Metro Areas, January-June 2021

Published: Jul 30, 2021
Publisher: Mathematica
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Schultz Family Foundation
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Tracking Youth Unemployment During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Time frame: 2020 – 2022

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Schultz Family Foundation

In the first half of 2020, when many businesses shut down in response to COVID, youth unemployment rates peaked. Afterward, the rates decreased gradually in almost all the selected metro areas where data are available. Only Houston had a higher unemployment rate in the first half of 2021 than it did during the initial 2020 outbreak of COVID-19.

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