Mon. Dec 4th, 2023
Youth in Missouri fall into the middle of the pack nationwide for those who are most at-risk of suffering from poverty, poor health conditions and violence.
That is the finding of WalletHub.com which places youth in Missouri at #24 in the study.
The study also found that 16-percent of individuals between the ages of 18 and 24 are neither working or attending school while 77-percent of young adults cannot join the military because they fail academic, moral or health qualifications.
The study also identifies New Jersey, New Hampshire and Massachusetts as states where youth fair the best in the study while West Virginia, Mississippi and Louisiana are at the other end of the spectrum.
See the Full Report:
With 16% 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 2023’s States with the Most At-Risk Youth, as well as expert commentary. 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, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 15 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 Most At-Risk Youth||States with Least At-Risk Youth|
|1. Louisiana||42. Florida|
|2. Mississippi||43. Hawaii|
|3. West Virginia||44. Iowa|
|4. Alaska||45. Maryland|
|5. New Mexico||46. Connecticut|
|6. Alabama||47. Virginia|
|7. Arkansas||48. Utah|
|8. Oregon||49. New Jersey|
|9. Wyoming||50. New Hampshire|
|10. Oklahoma||51. Massachusetts|