Unemployment rate 39.9 percent among recent dropouts
April 06, 2005
Between October 2003 and October 2004, about 500,000 young people dropped out of high school.
The unemployment rate for these high school dropouts was 39.9 percent in October 2004, nearly twice the unemployment rate of 2004 high school graduates who had not enrolled in college (20.0 percent). Among recent high school graduates who were in college, the unemployment rate was 13.3 percent in October.
This information is from a supplement to the October 2004 Current Population Survey. Additional information is available from "College Enrollment and Work Activity of 2004 High School Graduates" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 05-487.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment rate 39.9 percent among recent dropouts on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2005/apr/wk1/art03.htm (visited May 30, 2015).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
New estimates of personal taxes in Consumer Expenditure Survey
In 2013, the Consumer Expenditure Survey improved its personal tax data.
Trends in long-term unemployment
Long-term unemployment reached historically high levels following the recession of 2007–2009.
Housing: before, during, and after the Great Recession
looks at consumer expenditures on household items, employment in residential construction, prices for household items, and injuries in occupations involved in building and maintaining our homes.