South Carolina Ranked 7th Among 2022’s States with The Most At-Risk Youth

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With 12.6% of young Americans neither working nor in school, exposing them to greater risk of poverty and violence, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s States with the Most At-Risk Youth.

To determine where young Americans are not faring as well as others in their age group, especially in a year made extremely stressful by inflation and the continued presence of the COVID-19 pandemic, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 16 key indicators of youth risk. The data set ranges from the share of disconnected youth to the labor force participation rate among youth to the youth poverty rate.

States with the Most Idle Youth

Overall Rank*  State Total Score  Education & Employment  Health 
1 Louisiana 76.21 1 1
2 Mississippi 71.97 2 5
3 Alabama 66.29 6 4
4 West Virginia 65.57 5 12
5 Wyoming 63.60 13 2
6 Arkansas 63.54 7 10
7 South Carolina 62.81 9 11
8 Oklahoma 60.20 11 16
9 Kentucky 58.60 15 9
10 District of Columbia 58.21 3 34
11 Alaska 56.41 8 32
12 Nevada 56.13 10 24
13 Tennessee 55.32 24 3
14 Montana 54.36 19 6
15 Idaho 54.20 18 8
16 South Dakota 53.90 12 31
17 Georgia 53.80 14 22
18 New Mexico 53.30 4 45
19 Indiana 51.98 23 13
20 Missouri 51.75 22 14
21 Texas 50.29 16 26
22 Oregon 49.37 17 29
23 Ohio 48.89 31 15
24 Michigan 48.64 27 19
25 Arizona 47.41 20 28
26 North Carolina 46.94 26 21
27 Kansas 44.80 37 18
28 North Dakota 44.61 42 7
29 Wisconsin 44.19 39 17
30 Florida 43.39 21 37
31 Colorado 42.33 29 33
32 Illinois 42.20 35 23
33 Iowa 41.71 40 20
34 Nebraska 41.48 34 30
35 California 40.01 25 43
36 Delaware 39.45 30 41
37 Washington 38.74 33 39
38 Pennsylvania 37.33 36 38
39 New York 37.32 28 48
40 Utah 36.42 38 36
41 Maine 33.36 43 40
42 Minnesota 32.08 46 35
43 Hawaii 31.52 32 51
44 Virginia 31.29 45 42
45 Vermont 31.18 48 25
46 Rhode Island 30.25 44 44
47 Maryland 29.11 41 50
48 New Jersey 25.98 47 49
49 New Hampshire 25.50 51 27
50 Connecticut 22.81 49 46
51 Massachusetts 20.76 50 47

Note: *1 = Most at Risk

To view the full report and your state or the District’s rank, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/states-with-the-most-at-risk-youth/37280

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