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Table 1. Labor force status of 2019 high school graduates and 2019-2020 high school dropouts 16 to 24 years old by school enrollment, educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, October 2020

Table 1. Labor force status of 2020 high school graduates and 2019-2020 high school dropouts 16 to 24 years old by school enrollment, educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, October 2020
[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, 2020 high school graduates(1)

3,118 1,427 45.8 1,186 38.0 241 16.9 1,691

Men

1,581 703 44.5 580 36.7 123 17.5 878

Women

1,537 724 47.1 605 39.4 118 16.3 813

White

2,304 1,157 50.2 971 42.1 187 16.1 1,147

Black or African American

461 148 32.1 119 25.8 29 19.5 313

Asian

190 40 21.1 40 21.1 - - 150

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

764 393 51.4 302 39.6 91 23.1 371

Enrolled in college

Total, enrolled in college

1,955 645 33.0 556 28.4 89 13.8 1,310

Enrolled in 2-year college

621 315 50.7 263 42.3 52 16.6 306

Enrolled in 4-year college

1,335 331 24.8 294 22.0 37 11.2 1,004

Full-time students

1,819 553 30.4 476 26.2 78 14.0 1,266

Part-time students

136 92 67.5 80 58.9 12 12.6 44

Men

938 260 27.7 231 24.6 29 11.2 678

Women

1,017 386 37.9 326 32.0 60 15.6 632

White

1,450 540 37.2 471 32.4 70 12.9 910

Black or African American

261 49 18.8 42 16.2 7 - 212

Asian

158 27 16.9 27 16.9 - - 132

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

429 181 42.2 149 34.8 32 17.5 248

Not enrolled in college

Total, not enrolled in college

1,162 781 67.2 629 54.2 152 19.5 381

Men

643 444 69.0 349 54.3 94 21.2 200

Women

519 338 65.1 280 53.9 58 17.2 181

White

854 617 72.3 500 58.6 117 19.0 237

Black or African American

201 99 49.4 77 38.4 22 22.2 102

Asian

32 13 - 13 - - - 18

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

335 212 63.3 153 45.7 59 27.8 123

RECENT HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUTS

Total, 2019-2020 high school dropouts(2)

575 273 47.5 253 43.9 20 7.5 302

Men

329 170 51.7 158 48.0 12 7.2 159

Women

246 103 41.9 95 38.5 8 8.0 143

White

415 206 49.6 192 46.2 14 6.8 209

Black or African American

60 17 - 11 - 6 - 43

Asian

31 24 - 24 - - - 7

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

178 78 44.1 70 39.3 8 10.8 100

(1) Data refer to persons who graduated from high school in January through October 2020.
(2) Data refer to persons who dropped out of school between October 2019 and October 2020.

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 27, 2021