Maryland ranked fifth in the U.S. for least at-risk youth in 2022, following #4 New Jersey, #3 New Hampshire, #2 Connecticut and #1 Massachusetts.
According to a WalletHub study released Tuesday, Maryland also ranked second for least at-risk health youth. Hawaii ranked first.
12.6% of #teens and #youngadults today are neither working nor in #school. WalletHub breaks down the states where youth are most at risk of undesirable outcomes in adulthood: https://t.co/HXfUiqHHg0 pic.twitter.com/er5zSUVlXS— WalletHub (@wallethub) July 12, 2022
Youth are categorized as individuals aged 18-24.
The health category considers the share of youth in states who are overweight and obese, report heavy drinking, have depression and more.
Youth risk was assessed based on 16 key indicators divided between the “Education & Employment” or “Health” categories.
Top five states with the most at-risk youth included, from first to fifth: Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, West Virginia and Wyoming. The top five states with the most at-risk health in youth included, from first to fifth: Louisiana, Wyoming, Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi.
For more details, visit the study here.