Table 1. Labor force status of 2015 high school graduates and 2014-15 high school dropouts 16 to 24 years old by school enrollment, educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, October 2015

Table 1. Labor force status of 2015 high school graduates and 2014-15 high school dropouts 16 to 24 years old by school enrollment, educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, October 2015
[Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic Civilian
noninsti-
tutional
population
Civilian labor force Not in labor
force
Total Percent of
population
Employed Unemployed
Total Percent of
population
Number Rate

RECENT HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES

Total, 2015 high school graduates(1)

2,965 1,401 47.3 1,171 39.5 230 16.4 1,563

Men

1,448 742 51.2 628 43.4 114 15.3 706

Women

1,516 659 43.5 543 35.8 116 17.7 857

White

2,286 1,084 47.4 920 40.2 164 15.1 1,202

Black or African American

394 207 52.5 159 40.3 48 23.3 187

Asian

153 41 26.7 37 24.5 3 - 112

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

589 293 49.6 217 36.8 76 25.9 297

Enrolled in College

Total, enrolled in college

2,053 738 36.0 645 31.4 93 12.6 1,314

Enrolled in 2-year college

748 354 47.3 305 40.7 49 14.0 394

Enrolled in 4-year college

1,304 384 29.5 341 26.1 43 11.3 920

Full-time students

1,880 619 32.9 540 28.7 79 12.8 1,262

Part-time students

172 119 69.3 106 61.2 14 11.7 53

Men

953 361 37.9 302 31.7 59 16.3 592

Women

1,100 377 34.3 343 31.2 34 9.0 723

White

1,625 605 37.2 526 32.4 79 13.0 1,020

Black or African American

215 70 32.8 62 28.9 8 - 145

Asian

127 26 20.7 23 18.0 3 - 101

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

406 155 38.1 121 29.8 34 21.7 251

Not enrolled in college

Total, not enrolled in college

912 663 72.7 526 57.7 137 20.7 249

Men

495 381 76.9 326 65.9 55 14.3 114

Women

416 282 67.7 199 47.9 82 29.3 135

White

661 479 72.4 394 59.6 85 17.7 182

Black or African American

179 136 76.1 97 53.9 40 29.2 43

Asian

26 14 - 14 - - - 11

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

184 138 75.2 96 52.2 42 30.6 46

RECENT HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUTS

Total, 2013-14 high school dropouts(2)

521 239 45.9 192 36.8 47 19.8 282

Men

281 135 48.1 101 36.0 34 25.2 146

Women

240 104 43.3 91 37.8 13 12.7 136

White

358 172 48.0 150 41.9 22 12.8 186

Black or African American

109 48 44.5 27 24.6 22 - 60

Asian

34 9 - 9 - - - 25

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

145 44 30.1 27 18.4 17 - 101

(1) Data refer to persons who graduated from high school in January through October 2015
(2) Data refer to persons who dropped out of school between October 2014 and October 2015

NOTE: Detail for the above race groups (White, Black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 75,000).

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Last Modified Date: May 12, 2016