Young AAPI people have highest enrollment rate, while white people have highest employment rate: Share of young people, 16–24 years old, employed and enrolled, by race and ethnicity, 2023

Employed Enrolled
White 55.3% 52.0%
Black 45.9% 50.1%
Hispanic 49.8% 48.8%
AAPI 41.1% 64.3%

Notes: Data for 2023 are the average of data for April 2022 to March 2023. AAPI refers to Asian American and Pacific Islander. Race and ethnicity categories are mutually exclusive (i.e., white non-Hispanic, Black non-Hispanic, AAPI non-Hispanic, and Hispanic any race). Enrolled refers to enrolled in high school, college, or university.

Source: Authors' analysis of Current Population Survey basic monthly microdata, EPI Current Population Survey Extracts, Version 1.0.40 (2023),

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