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March Sees Minor Decrease In Youth Unemployment, As National Unemployment Rate Increases Slightly

In March, youth unemployment dipped slightly.

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In March, the national unemployment rate rose slightly to 5 percent, and the economy added 215,000 jobs. The youth unemployment rate fell from 10.5 percent in February to 10.4 percent.

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The labor force participation rate for all workers increased to 63 percent while the youth labor force participation rate decreased to 55.4 percent.

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The unemployment rate for white, Latino, and Asian youth decreased, but the unemployment rate for black youth increased from 14.5 percent in February to 17.9 percent.

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