Table 7. Percent of weeks individuals were employed, unemployed, or not in the labor force from age 18 through age 28 in 1998-2013 by partner status, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Table 7. Percent of weeks individuals were employed, unemployed, or not in the labor force from age 18 through age 28  
in 1998-2013 by partner status, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                            
                                                                                                                       
                                                              Percent of total weeks ages 18 through 28 in 1998-2013     
            Characteristic                                                                                               
                                                    Single                     Married                  Cohabiting       
                                                                                                                         
                                                    Unem-  Not in              Unem-   Not in              Unem-   Not in
                                         Employed  ployed   labor   Employed  ployed    labor   Employed  ployed    labor
                                                            force                       force                       force
                                                                                                                         
Total, ages 18 to 28 in 1998-2013 .......  70.0      7.7     22.4     77.0      4.5      18.5     73.4      7.4      19.3
 Less than a high school diploma ........  47.8     13.0     39.2     55.8     11.0      33.2     57.8     13.4      28.8
 High school graduates, no college (1) ..  65.1     10.4     24.4     76.2      6.3      17.5     72.4      8.4      19.2
 Some college or associate degree .......  73.3      8.0     18.6     78.9      4.2      16.9     75.3      7.5      17.2
 Bachelor's degree and higher (2) .......  75.2      3.6     21.2     79.4      2.4      18.1     78.4      3.2      18.4
                                                                                                                       
Men .....................................  70.0      8.2     21.8     82.5      5.0      12.5     75.6      8.1      16.3
 Less than a high school diploma ........  53.8     13.8     32.4     70.7     11.7      17.7     66.5     15.4      18.1
 High school graduates, no college (1) ..  66.6     11.3     22.2     85.2      6.8       7.9     76.3      8.8      14.8
 Some college or associate degree .......  74.4      7.9     17.7     85.6      4.3      10.1     78.4      7.7      13.9
 Bachelor's degree and higher (2) .......  72.1      3.6     24.3     79.1      2.5      18.4     74.8      3.5      21.7
                                                                                                                       
Women ...................................  69.9      7.1     23.1     72.5      4.1      23.4     71.1      6.6      22.4
 Less than a high school diploma ........  39.4     12.0     48.5     39.7     10.2      50.1     45.1     10.4      44.5
 High school graduates, no college (1) ..  62.7      8.9     28.4     65.7      5.6      28.7     67.1      7.9      25.0
 Some college or associate degree .......  72.0      8.2     19.8     73.7      4.1      22.2     72.3      7.3      20.4
 Bachelor's degree and higher (2) .......  78.1      3.6     18.2     79.6      2.4      18.0     81.1      3.1      15.8
                                                                                                                      
White, non-Hispanic .....................  73.7      6.3     20.0     78.3      3.9      17.8     75.6      6.5      17.8
 Less than a high school diploma ........  53.6     11.8     34.5     56.3     11.7      32.0     62.8     12.5      24.6
 High school graduates, no college (1) ..  71.6      8.9     19.5     78.2      5.2      16.6     74.8      7.5      17.7
 Some college or associate degree .......  75.4      6.8     17.8     80.3      3.5      16.2     76.7      7.0      16.3
 Bachelor's degree and higher (2) .......  76.7      3.2     20.1     79.8      2.3      17.9     79.4      2.8      17.8
                                                                                                                       
Black, non-Hispanic .....................  61.4     11.4     27.2     69.1      9.0      21.9     63.6     11.8      24.7
 Less than a high school diploma ........  36.9     16.9     46.3     44.0     13.9      42.1     39.3     19.0      41.8
 High school graduates, no college (1) ..  53.7     13.1     33.2     68.1     12.2      19.7     65.3     12.0      22.7
 Some college or associate degree .......  67.9     11.1     21.0     71.2      8.6      20.1     67.0     11.5      21.4
 Bachelor's degree and higher (2) .......  73.1      5.5     21.3     77.7      3.9      18.4     74.3      3.9      21.8
                                                                                                                       
Hispanic or Latino ......................  70.4      7.6     22.0     75.0      5.3      19.7     72.4      7.3      20.3
 Less than a high school diploma ........  54.4     10.7     34.9     61.6      7.0      31.4     61.9     11.0      27.1
 High school graduates, no college (1) ..  64.5      9.9     25.7     73.3      7.4      19.4     70.3      8.2      21.5
 Some college or associate degree .......  77.3      6.6     16.1     77.8      4.4      17.8     76.1      6.2      17.6
 Bachelor's degree and higher (2) .......  71.1      4.9     24.0     78.7      3.0      18.3     78.5      4.3      17.1
                                                                                                                       
   1 Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent (General Education Development (GED)) credential.
   2 Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degrees or professional degrees, such as law or medical
degrees.
   NOTE: This table excludes individuals who had not yet turned age 29 when interviewed in 2013-14. The National
Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 consists of young men and women who were ages 12 to 16 on December 31, 1996. Race
and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity groups are mutually exclusive but not exhaustive. Other race groups, which are
included in the overall totals, are not shown separately because their representation in the survey sample is not
sufficiently large to provide statistically reliable estimates. Educational attainment is determined during the month
of the respondent's 29th birthday. Partner status is determined during the month of the respondent's 29th birthday.



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