The unemployment rate for youth mountain bikers is one of the highest in the nation, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The youth unemployment rate of youth mountain bike riders has been higher than that of youth employed full-time in the labor force since the beginning of 2015.
The youth mountain bicycle employment rate was 6.9% in the first quarter of 2017, while the youth employed in the same sector had an unemployment rate at 7.3%.
This is one reason why mountain biker unemployment is higher than it should be, said Andrew Tully, president of the Mountain Bike Riders Association of North America, in a press release.
“This is an issue of youth unemployment, a problem that is so acute and it’s something that the industry has to address,” he said.
“We need to have an understanding of why it’s happening.
We need to understand how we can address it.
And we need to recognize that we have a workforce of youth who want to ride bikes.”
According to the Bureau of Census, the unemployment rate is 7.1% for youth employed between the ages of 16 and 24.
It’s 6.8% for people between the age of 25 and 54, but the rate for that age group is 6.2%.
The national unemployment rate also includes people who have not been in the workforce for a full year, but have been out of work for six months or more.
In the first six months of 2017 alone, the number of unemployed youth was 7,000, or 10% of the labor market, according the Bureau.
The unemployment rate includes those who have stopped looking for work and are looking for part-time work, but are not counted as unemployed.
The Bureau says the labor-force participation rate for people ages 16 to 64 in the U:n the U S is 57.2%, while for those ages 15 to 24 it is 58.6%.
The labor-market data is available from the Bureau’s Labor Market Statistics website.
For more information on unemployment, visit the U of S Department of Labor website.