Table 2. Labor force status of persons 16 to 24 years old by school enrollment, educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, October 2014

Table 2. Labor force status of persons 16 to 24 years old by school enrollment, educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, October 2014
[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

Total, 16 to 24 years

38,650 21,589 55.9 18,924 49.0 2,666 12.3 17,061

Enrolled in school

Total, enrolled in school

21,790 8,279 38.0 7,441 34.2 837 10.1 13,511

Enrolled in high school(1)

9,445 2,109 22.3 1,722 18.2 387 18.4 7,335

Men

4,883 1,027 21.0 830 17.0 197 19.1 3,856

Women

4,562 1,083 23.7 892 19.6 191 17.6 3,479

White

6,974 1,630 23.4 1,377 19.7 253 15.5 5,343

Black or African American

1,459 292 20.0 208 14.3 84 28.6 1,167

Asian

466 43 9.3 41 8.9 2 - 422

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

2,056 358 17.4 258 12.6 100 27.8 1,698

Enrolled in college

12,345 6,169 50.0 5,719 46.3 450 7.3 6,176

Enrolled in 2-year college

3,288 1,936 58.9 1,752 53.3 184 9.5 1,351

Enrolled in 4-year college

9,057 4,233 46.7 3,967 43.8 266 6.3 4,824

Full-time students

10,752 4,804 44.7 4,439 41.3 364 7.6 5,948

Part-time students

1,594 1,365 85.7 1,280 80.3 86 6.3 228

Men

5,790 2,665 46.0 2,469 42.6 196 7.4 3,125

Women

6,556 3,505 53.5 3,251 49.6 254 7.2 3,051

White

9,212 4,918 53.4 4,599 49.9 319 6.5 4,295

Black or African American

1,577 709 45.0 608 38.6 101 14.3 868

Asian

1,039 337 32.5 323 31.1 14 4.1 701

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

2,331 1,255 53.8 1,146 49.2 109 8.7 1,076

Not enrolled in school

Total, not enrolled in school

16,861 13,311 78.9 11,482 68.1 1,828 13.7 3,550

16 to 19 years

3,198 2,140 66.9 1,675 52.4 465 21.7 1,058

20 to 24 years

13,663 11,171 81.8 9,807 71.8 1,364 12.2 2,492

Men

8,812 7,320 83.1 6,363 72.2 956 13.1 1,492

Less than a high school diploma

1,389 944 68.0 711 51.2 233 24.6 445

High school graduates, no college(2)

4,269 3,511 82.2 3,025 70.9 486 13.8 758

Some college or associate degree

2,142 1,919 89.6 1,757 82.0 162 8.5 223

Bachelor's degree and higher(3)

1,012 946 93.5 871 86.0 75 8.0 66

Women

8,049 5,991 74.4 5,119 63.6 872 14.6 2,058

Less than a high school diploma

1,138 615 54.0 418 36.7 197 32.1 523

High school graduates, no college(2)

3,198 2,196 68.7 1,803 56.4 393 17.9 1,002

Some college or associate degree

2,242 1,830 81.6 1,654 73.8 176 9.6 412

Bachelor's degree and higher(3)

1,470 1,349 91.8 1,244 84.6 106 7.8 121

White

12,463 10,007 80.3 8,868 71.2 1,138 11.4 2,457

Black or African American

2,912 2,153 73.9 1,642 56.4 511 23.7 760

Asian

523 415 79.5 362 69.3 53 12.8 107

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

3,958 2,961 74.8 2,582 65.2 378 12.8 997

(1) Includes a small number of persons enrolled in grades below high school.
(2) Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
(3) Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.

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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