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Table 1. Labor force status of 2019 high school graduates and 2018-2019 high school dropouts 16 to 24 years old by school enrollment, educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, October 2019

Table 1. Labor force status of 2019 high school graduates and 2018-2019 high school dropouts 16 to 24 years old by school enrollment, educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, October 2019
[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, 2019 high school graduates(1)

3,178 1,572 49.5 1,343 42.3 229 14.6 1,606

Men

1,486 728 49.0 598 40.3 130 17.8 758

Women

1,693 844 49.8 744 44.0 99 11.8 849

White

2,368 1,219 51.5 1,071 45.2 148 12.1 1,149

Black or African American

438 218 49.8 161 36.7 57 26.2 220

Asian

189 54 28.8 49 25.7 6 - 134

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

681 388 57.0 313 46.0 75 19.3 293

Enrolled in college

Total, enrolled in college

2,103 795 37.8 707 33.6 88 11.0 1,308

Enrolled in 2-year college

692 328 47.4 276 39.9 52 15.9 364

Enrolled in 4-year college

1,411 467 33.1 431 30.6 36 7.6 944

Full-time students

1,924 654 34.0 583 30.3 71 10.8 1,270

Part-time students

179 141 78.8 124 69.3 17 12.1 38

Men

921 328 35.6 296 32.1 33 10.0 593

Women

1,182 467 39.5 412 34.9 55 11.7 715

White

1,585 626 39.5 571 36.0 55 8.8 959

Black or African American

222 90 40.3 71 31.9 19 20.9 133

Asian

170 39 23.2 37 21.6 3 - 130

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

432 199 46.0 172 39.9 27 13.4 233

Not enrolled in college

Total, not enrolled in college

1,075 777 72.2 635 59.1 141 18.2 299

Men

564 400 70.8 303 53.7 97 24.2 165

Women

511 377 73.8 333 65.1 44 11.8 134

White

783 593 75.7 500 63.9 92 15.6 190

Black or African American

215 128 59.5 90 41.7 38 29.9 87

Asian

19 15 - 12 - 3 - 4

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

249 189 75.9 141 56.5 48 25.6 60

RECENT HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUTS

Total, 2018-2019 high school dropouts(2)

490 187 38.2 160 32.6 28 14.8 303

Men

245 91 37.0 71 28.9 20 21.9 154

Women

245 97 39.5 89 36.2 8 8.2 148

White

358 150 42.0 136 38.0 14 9.5 208

Black or African American

80 27 33.5 13 16.5 14 - 53

Asian

19 6 - 6 - - - 12

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

148 46 31.0 36 24.2 10 - 102

(1) Data refer to persons who graduated from high school in January through October 2019.
(2) Data refer to persons who dropped out of school between October 2018 and October 2019.

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 28, 2020