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PY05 Older Youth Entered Employment Rate State Rankings

This map shows the Older Youth Entered Employment Rate State rankings for PY 2005. The rate ranges from a high of 100 percent in the District of Columbia to a low of 24.1 percent in the Virgin Islands. The ten highest and ten lowest states for this ranking are highlighted on the map. The ten highest states in order are the District of Columbia, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Puerto Rico, Michigan, Minnesota, Wyoming, Mississippi, and Montana. The ten lowest, from top to bottom, are Illinois, West Virginia, North Carolina, Hawaii, Alabama, Rhode Island, Nevada, New Mexico, New Hampshire, and the Virgin Islands.

PY 05  Older Youth Entered Employment Rate State Rankings

Table 1

PY 05 WIA Older Youth Entered Employment Rankings and Outcomes by State

Rank State Outcome
1 District of Columbia 100.0%
2 Idaho 91.1%
3 Iowa 89.7%
4 Maine 89.7%
5 Massachusetts 86.8%
6 Puerto Rico 84.2%
7 Michigan 82.8%
8 Minnesota 82.1%
9 Wyoming 81.7%
10 Mississippi 81.6%
11 Montana 81.6%
12 South Dakota 80.9%
13 Kentucky 80.8%
14 Missouri 80.8%
15 Nebraska 80.4%
16 Maryland 80.2%
17 California 80.1%
18 Indiana 80.0%
19 Louisiana 79.8%
20 Colorado 78.7%
21 Oklahoma 78.7%
22 Kansas 78.1%
23 Washington 78.0%
24 Alaska 77.3%
25 Wisconsin 77.2%
26 Utah 76.2%
27 Tennessee 76.1%
28 Virginia 76.0%
29 Arkansas 75.8%
30 Florida 75.8%
31 South Carolina 75.4%
32 Georgia 74.6%
33 Oregon 74.1%
34 Texas 74.0%
35 Ohio 73.9%
36 New Jersey 73.5%
37 Connecticut 73.4%
38 Arizona 72.6%
39 Delaware 72.5%
40 Vermont 72.4%
41 New York 72.3%
42 North Dakota 71.6%
43 Illinois 71.3%
44 West Virginia 70.4%
45 North Carolina 68.5%
46 Hawaii 65.5%
47 Alabama 64.7%
48 Rhode Island 64.7%
49 Nevada 63.6%
50 New Mexico 62.6%
51 New Hampshire 56.0%
52 Virgin Islands 24.1%
53 Pennsylvania NA