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 2015

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 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

Total, 16 to 24 years

38,491 21,190 55.1 18,945 49.2 2,245 10.6 17,302

Enrolled in school

Total, enrolled in school

21,948 7,943 36.2 7,242 33.0 702 8.8 14,005

Enrolled in high school(1)

9,604 2,050 21.3 1,752 18.2 299 14.6 7,554

Men

4,937 999 20.2 849 17.2 150 15.0 3,939

Women

4,667 1,051 22.5 903 19.3 149 14.1 3,615

White

7,019 1,587 22.6 1,363 19.4 224 14.1 5,431

Black or African American

1,480 251 16.9 213 14.4 37 14.9 1,229

Asian

430 33 7.6 28 6.4 5 - 397

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

2,190 383 17.5 304 13.9 79 20.7 1,807

Enrolled in college

12,344 5,893 47.7 5,490 44.5 403 6.8 6,451

Enrolled in 2-year college

3,258 1,870 57.4 1,715 52.6 155 8.3 1,387

Enrolled in 4-year college

9,087 4,023 44.3 3,775 41.5 247 6.2 5,064

Full-time students

10,628 4,522 42.5 4,198 39.5 324 7.2 6,106

Part-time students

1,716 1,371 79.9 1,292 75.3 78 5.7 345

Men

5,785 2,627 45.4 2,396 41.4 231 8.8 3,159

Women

6,559 3,266 49.8 3,094 47.2 172 5.3 3,292

White

9,096 4,544 50.0 4,234 46.5 310 6.8 4,552

Black or African American

1,657 773 46.7 713 43.0 60 7.8 884

Asian

1,046 292 27.9 282 27.0 10 3.4 754

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

2,411 1,207 50.0 1,100 45.6 107 8.8 1,205

Not enrolled in school

Total, not enrolled in school

16,543 13,246 80.1 11,703 70.7 1,543 11.7 3,297

16 to 19 years

3,098 2,091 67.5 1,705 55.0 386 18.5 1,007

20 to 24 years

13,445 11,155 83.0 9,998 74.4 1,157 10.4 2,290

Men

8,670 7,289 84.1 6,436 74.2 853 11.7 1,381

Less than a high school diploma

1,220 799 65.5 584 47.9 216 27.0 420

High school graduates, no college(2)

4,243 3,578 84.3 3,144 74.1 434 12.1 665

Some college or associate degree

2,101 1,855 88.3 1,699 80.9 156 8.4 247

Bachelor's degree and higher(3)

1,106 1,057 95.5 1,009 91.2 48 4.5 49

Women

7,874 5,958 75.7 5,268 66.9 690 11.6 1,916

Less than a high school diploma

1,034 461 44.6 357 34.5 104 22.6 573

High school graduates, no college(2)

3,175 2,302 72.5 1,951 61.4 351 15.2 874

Some college or associate degree

2,147 1,796 83.6 1,669 77.7 127 7.1 351

Bachelor's degree and higher(3)

1,517 1,399 92.3 1,291 85.1 108 7.7 117

White

12,293 10,001 81.4 9,050 73.6 952 9.5 2,292

Black or African American

2,753 2,117 76.9 1,659 60.3 458 21.6 635

Asian

581 408 70.3 382 65.7 26 6.5 173

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

3,811 2,947 77.3 2,571 67.5 377 12.8 864

(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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