National Trends

Overall opportunity in America has increased by 8.9% since 2011.

Overall Opp Score

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Unemployment rates have decreased 45.1% since 2011 and 2% since 2015. Violent crime rates have decreased 15.3% since 2011 and 5.7% since 2015.

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The rate of young adults from age 16 to 24 who are neither working nor in school has fallen 9.1% since 2011, but remains above pre-recession levels. This number has decreased slightly since 2015.

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The indicators that correlate most strongly with 2016 state Opportunity Scores are poverty rate and rate of youth disconnection.

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Learn more about the state of opportunity in America in the 2016 Briefing Book.

 

 

 

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