Table 1. Labor force status of 2017 high school graduates and 2016-17 high school dropouts 16 to 24 years old by school enrollment, educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, October 2017

Table 1. Labor force status of 2017 high school graduates and 2016-17 high school dropouts 16 to 24 years old by school enrollment, educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, October 2017
[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

RECENT HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES

Total, 2017 high school graduates(1)

2,870 1,407 49.0 1,221 42.5 186 13.2 1,463

Men

1,345 712 52.9 604 44.9 108 15.2 633

Women

1,525 695 45.6 617 40.5 78 11.2 830

White

2,142 1,076 50.3 938 43.8 139 12.9 1,065

Black or African American

421 198 47.1 165 39.3 33 16.6 223

Asian

165 62 37.7 58 35.0 5 - 103

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

597 336 56.3 286 47.9 50 15.0 261

Enrolled in College

Total, enrolled in college

1,915 763 39.8 685 35.8 78 10.2 1,152

Enrolled in 2-year college

648 378 58.4 346 53.5 32 8.4 269

Enrolled in 4-year college

1,267 384 30.3 338 26.7 46 11.9 883

Full-time students

1,764 651 36.9 574 32.5 78 11.9 1,113

Part-time students

150 111 74.0 111 74.0 - - 39

Men

822 339 41.2 303 36.8 36 10.6 483

Women

1,093 424 38.8 382 35.0 42 9.9 669

White

1,437 605 42.1 540 37.6 64 10.6 832

Black or African American

250 83 33.2 71 28.4 12 14.5 167

Asian

137 42 30.5 40 29.4 2 - 95

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

364 193 52.8 164 45.1 28 14.7 172

Not enrolled in college

Total, not enrolled in college

955 644 67.4 536 56.1 108 16.8 311

Men

523 373 71.3 301 57.6 72 19.3 150

Women

432 271 62.7 235 54.3 36 13.3 161

White

705 472 66.9 397 56.4 74 15.8 233

Black or African American

171 115 67.4 94 55.2 21 18.2 56

Asian

29 21 - 18 - 3 - 8

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

233 144 61.7 122 52.3 22 15.3 89

RECENT HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUTS

Total, 2016-17 high school dropouts(2)

530 222 41.8 180 33.9 42 18.9 308

Men

313 152 48.7 127 40.4 26 17.0 161

Women

217 69 31.9 53 24.5 16 - 148

White

379 184 48.6 151 39.8 33 18.0 195

Black or African American

86 15 17.0 12 13.6 3 - 72

Asian

42 8 - 8 - - - 34

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

162 52 32.3 36 22.3 16 - 110

(1) Data refer to persons who graduated from high school in January through October 2017.
(2) Data refer to persons who dropped out of school between October 2016 and October 2017.

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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Last Modified Date: April 26, 2018