February 19, 2010 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Youth at college and work

School enrollment status of young adults during the October when age 22, by sex, race, and ethnicity, 200207
Characteristic Total High school dropouts High School graduates,
not enrolled in college
General Educational
Development (GED) recipient,
not enrolled in college
Enrolled in college Bachelor's degree or more

Total

100.0 11.3 44.3 7.3 27.0 9.7

Men

100.0 12.4 46.6 8.5 25.2 6.9

Women

100.0 10.2 41.9 5.9 29.1 12.8

White, non-Hispanic

100.0 9.0 43.3 7.1 29.0 11.5

Black, non-Hispanic

100.0 17.3 47.3 10.3 20.3 4.2

Hispanic or Latino

100.0 17.2 49.5 5.9 22.9 3.8

These data featured in the TED article, Youth at college and work.

 

Employment status of young adults not enrolled in school during the October when age 22, by high school graduation status and sex, 200207
High school graduation status during the October when age 22 Total Employed civilian Serving in Armed Forces Unemployed Not in the labor force

High school dropouts

         

Men

100.0 64.6 (1) 9.7 25.7

Women

100.0 48.6 (1) 8.5 42.9

High school graduates, never enrolled in college

         

Men

100.0 74.0 9.6 6.5 9.9

Women

100.0 70.1 1.2 5.1 23.7

Some college, no longer enrolled

         

Men

100.0 77.1 7.1 5.2 10.7

Women

100.0 77.8 2.5 3.2 16.6

Bachelor's degree or more, no longer enrolled

         

Men

100.0 84.7 3.3 3.3 8.7

Women

100.0 90.1 0.3 3.2 6.4

Footnotes:
(1) Less than 0.05 percent.

These data featured in the TED article, Youth at college and work.

 

 

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