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In 1990, 72% of males aged 16 to 24 were in the labor force. What is this figure today?

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In 2018, 56% of males aged 16 to 24 were in the labor force. Per a 2015 analysis of teen and young adult employment by the Brookings Institution: "Most teens are missing key learning and developmental experiences that will prepare them for the labor market and adulthood. Learning how to function in a work environment--to be responsible, assess situations, accept feedback, identify when to seek assistance, and so on--are best learned through direct experience. Teens know the social role of the student, whether they embrace the role or not, but these data suggest they are learning far less about the role of the worker. The implications will play out in years to come."

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