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

In March, youth unemployment dipped slightly.

CREDIT: Flickr user Alper Çuğun.

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.



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



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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