In this edition of Brookings Data Now: U.S. youth unemployment rate; personal income that comes from government; Syria’s insurgency; number of voters in India’s elections; U.S. exports.
Unemployment rate for U.S. 16- to 24-year-olds
Fifteen percent, or 5.8 million young adults, are neither working nor in school.
Percentage of personal income in the U.S. from government benefits
Most measures of income do not count non-market benefits like Social Security, unemployment benefits, and health insurance.
Estimated number of armed units in the anti-Syrian government insurgency
The total number of insurgents ranges from 100,000 to 120,000 fighters.
Approx. number of voters in India’s recent national elections
The participation rate for India’s voters was about 66 percent.
Percentage of American firms with employees that sell in foreign markets
Thirteen percent of U.S. national output comes from exports.