2021’s States with the Most At-Risk Youth – WalletHub Study

With about one in nine young Americans today neither working nor in school, exposing them to greater risk of poverty and violence, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s States with the Most At-Risk Youth, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary.

To determine where young Americans are not faring as well as others in their age group, especially in a year made extremely stressful by the COVID-19 pandemic, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 15 key indicators of youth risk. The data set ranges from the share of disconnected youth to the labor force participation rate among youth to the youth poverty rate.

At-Risk Youth in California (1=Most at Risk; 25=Avg.):

  • 26th – % of Disconnected Youth
  • 38th – % of Youth Without a High School Diploma
  • 44th – % of Overweight & Obese Youth
  • 16th – % of Youth Drug Users
  • 25th – Youth Labor Force Participation Rate
  • 37th – Youth Poverty Rate
  • 1st – % of Homeless Youth
  • 32nd – Share of Population Aged 12 and Older Fully Vaccinated

For the full report, please visit:

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Manager of Mainframe Operations and Optimization – USS-UPI, Co-Founder and Board Member - Friends of Oakley A Community Foundation, Trustee RD 2137, Advisory Board – Opportunity Junction
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