Table 1. Labor force status of 2016 high school graduates and 2015-16 high school dropouts 16 to 24 years old by school enrollment, educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, October 2016

Table 1. Labor force status of 2016 high school graduates and 2015-16 high school dropouts 16 to 24 years old by school enrollment, educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, October 2016
[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, 2016 high school graduates(1)

3,137 1,526 48.7 1,327 42.3 199 13.1 1,610

Men

1,517 811 53.4 685 45.2 126 15.5 706

Women

1,620 716 44.2 642 39.6 74 10.3 904

White

2,326 1,140 49.0 1,034 44.5 106 9.3 1,186

Black or African American

409 250 61.1 172 42.0 78 31.3 159

Asian

158 32 20.2 29 18.4 3 - 126

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

742 295 39.7 264 35.5 32 10.7 447

Enrolled in College

Total, enrolled in college

2,188 840 38.4 773 35.3 67 8.0 1,348

Enrolled in 2-year college

744 386 51.8 349 47.0 36 9.4 359

Enrolled in 4-year college

1,444 455 31.5 424 29.4 31 6.8 989

Full-time students

1,992 689 34.6 632 31.7 58 8.4 1,303

Part-time students

196 151 77.1 142 72.3 9 6.2 45

Men

1,023 425 41.5 379 37.0 46 10.7 599

Women

1,165 416 35.7 394 33.9 21 5.2 749

White

1,622 644 39.7 600 37.0 44 6.9 978

Black or African American

238 109 45.8 89 37.4 20 18.4 129

Asian

146 25 17.4 23 15.4 3 - 121

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

534 163 30.6 149 28.0 14 8.5 371

Not enrolled in college

Total, not enrolled in college

948 686 72.3 554 58.4 132 19.3 262

Men

493 386 78.3 306 62.0 80 20.7 107

Women

455 300 65.9 248 54.4 52 17.5 155

White

704 496 70.4 434 61.6 62 12.5 208

Black or African American

171 141 82.4 83 48.4 58 41.2 30

Asian

12 6 - 6 - - - 5

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

208 132 63.3 114 54.8 18 13.4 76

RECENT HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUTS

Total, 2013-14 high school dropouts(2)

513 261 50.9 178 34.7 83 31.9 252

Men

299 181 60.4 124 41.5 56 31.3 118

Women

214 81 37.7 54 25.1 27 33.3 134

White

362 175 48.2 115 31.7 60 34.1 188

Black or African American

94 59 63.4 41 44.2 18 - 34

Asian

13 4 - 4 - - - 9

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

113 53 47.1 32 28.2 21 - 60

(1) Data refer to persons who graduated from high school in January through October 2016
(2) Data refer to persons who dropped out of school between October 2015 and October 2016

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: November 17, 2017