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Catalog Subject Headings

In the catalog, use the following subject headings:

Youth Employment

Unemployed Youth


Report on the Youth Labor Force

2000 Bureau of Labor Statistics publication giving details about youth labor, including government regulations and labor outcomes.



[To retrieve these publications, search by title in OECD iLibrary (Princeton only)].

Investing in Youth series 

Covers the topics of youth employment, social support and skills in OECD countries, ountries in the process of accession to the OECD, and some emerging economies.

Jobs for Youth series

For each subject country, analyzes process and barriers in school-to-work transition and puts forth policy recommendations.

OECD Skills Outlook 2015: Youth, Skills and Employability

This publication builds on the results of the 2012 Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) presented in the first edition of the Skills Outlook. It shows how improving the employability of youth requires a comprehensive approach and presents examples of successful policies in selected countries.  

Print versions also available; check the library catalog.


Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

"Labor force, employment, and unemployment statistics for youth ages 16 to 24." (statistics from the Current Population Survey)  [website]


Choose Browse by subject, then the Special Collections tab, then Youth.

"A comprehensive set of youth labour market indicators produced by the ILO Work4Youth (W4Y) Project and Understanding Childrens'  Work (UCW). These data on young people between the ages of 15 and 29 years in the developing world have been tabulated from an inventory of over 150 micro data files of household surveys run in over 70 countries."


Publishes annually tables of Youth unemployment (15-24 years old) and Youth unemployment rate (% unemployment 15-24 over labour force (15-24). Also, youth not in employment, education or training (NEET).