Table 1. Labor force status of 2018 high school graduates and 2017-2018 high school dropouts 16 to 24 years old by school enrollment, educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, October 2018

Table 1. Labor force status of 2018 high school graduates and 2017-2018 high school dropouts 16 to 24 years old by school enrollment, educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, October 2018
[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, 2018 high school graduates(1)

3,212 1,541 48.0 1,324 41.2 218 14.1 1,670

Men

1,614 787 48.7 690 42.7 97 12.3 827

Women

1,598 755 47.2 634 39.7 121 16.0 843

White

2,347 1,148 48.9 1,016 43.3 132 11.5 1,199

Black or African American

483 246 51.0 192 39.8 54 21.9 237

Asian

184 49 26.7 34 18.5 15 - 135

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

727 414 56.9 361 49.6 53 12.8 313

Enrolled in College

Total, enrolled in college

2,220 808 36.4 726 32.7 82 10.1 1,412

Enrolled in 2-year college

819 368 44.9 341 41.6 27 7.3 451

Enrolled in 4-year college

1,401 440 31.4 385 27.5 55 12.4 961

Full-time students

2,015 656 32.5 583 28.9 73 11.1 1,360

Part-time students

205 152 74.3 143 69.9 9 5.9 53

Men

1,080 403 37.3 366 33.9 36 9.0 677

Women

1,140 405 35.5 360 31.6 45 11.2 735

White

1,634 629 38.5 569 34.8 60 9.6 1,005

Black or African American

307 106 34.3 97 31.5 9 8.1 202

Asian

135 19 14.2 13 9.7 6 - 116

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

476 223 46.8 209 44.0 13 6.0 253

Not enrolled in college

Total, not enrolled in college

992 733 74.0 597 60.2 136 18.6 258

Men

534 384 71.9 324 60.6 60 15.7 150

Women

458 349 76.3 273 59.8 76 21.7 108

White

713 519 72.8 447 62.7 72 13.8 194

Black or African American

176 141 80.1 95 54.3 45 32.2 35

Asian

49 30 - 21 - 9 - 19

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

251 191 76.1 152 60.3 40 20.8 60

RECENT HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUTS

Total, 2017-2018 high school dropouts(2)

527 249 47.2 215 40.7 34 13.7 278

Men

249 117 46.8 102 41.0 14 12.3 133

Women

277 132 47.6 112 40.5 20 15.0 145

White

367 183 50.0 176 47.8 8 4.3 184

Black or African American

102 47 45.7 22 21.1 25 - 56

Asian

28 12 - 12 - - - 15

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

172 62 36.1 62 36.1 - - 110

(1) Data refer to persons who graduated from high school in January through October 2018.
(2) Data refer to persons who dropped out of school between October 2017 and October 2018.

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, 2019