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Young Workers in Los Angeles: A Snapshot

  • Author(s): Waheed, Saba
  • Herrera, Lucero
  • Valenta, Blake
  • Shadduck-Hernández, Janna
  • et al.

This report focuses on young people between the ages of 18 and 29 working across Los Angeles County. While most studies of young workers focus on middle-class youth experience, we have captured a diverse segment of young people in the early stages of their employment journeys and careers. Youth in Los Angeles make up nearly 20 percent of the nation’s most populated and diverse county and 1 of every 4 LA County workers is a young worker.

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