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Half a Million Halfway There: Young Southerners Not in School or Work

Half a Million Halfway There: Young Southerners Not in School or Work

A recent update to the Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Book shows that 1.3 million youth ages 16-19 in the U.S. were disconnected from both work and school in 2014. That’s a national disconnection rate of 7 percent. In all Southern states except Virginia, the rate is at the national average or higher.