With about one in eight young Americans today neither working nor in school, exposing them to risk of negative outcomes in adulthood that cost society billions of dollars each year, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s States with the Most At-Risk Youth.
To determine where young Americans are not faring as well as others in their age group, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 10 key indicators of youth risk. The data set ranges from share of disconnected youth to labor force participation rate among youth to youth poverty rate.
At-Risk Youth in Florida (1=Most at Risk; 25=Avg.):
- 17th – % of Disconnected Youth
- 10th – % of Youth Without a High School Diploma
- 31st – % of Overweight & Obese Youth
- 18th – % of Youth Drug Users
- 6th – Youth Labor Force Participation Rate
- 31st – Youth Poverty Rate
- 15th – % of Homeless Youth
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