April 20, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Labor force participation among students and nonstudents, October 2011

Labor force participation rates of persons 16 to 24 years old, by school enrollment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino Ethnicity, October 2011
Characteristic Labor force participation rate (in percent)

Enrolled in high school

22.0

Men

19.5

Women

24.7

White

24.4

Black or African American

16.5

Asian

10.0

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

15.1

Enrolled in college

51.8

Enrolled in 2-year college

61.1

Enrolled in 4-year college

48.1

Full-time students

46.2

Part-time students

84.4

Men

50.0

Women

53.5

White

54.5

Black or African American

44.1

Asian

33.8

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

51.5

Not enrolled in school

79.6

16 to 19 years old

67.6

20 to 24 years old

82.3

Men

84.8

Women

74.0

White

81.0

Black or African American

74.5

Asian

75.7

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

78.7

These data are featured in the TED article, Labor force participation among students and nonstudents, October 2011.

 

 

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