Table 2. Labor force status of persons 16 to 24 years old by school enrollment, educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, October 2017

Table 2. Labor force status of persons 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

Total, 16 to 24 years

38,079 21,151 55.5 19,298 50.7 1,853 8.8 16,928

Enrolled in school

Total, enrolled in school

21,805 8,207 37.6 7,548 34.6 659 8.0 13,597

Enrolled in high school(1)

9,667 2,202 22.8 1,884 19.5 318 14.4 7,466

Men

5,063 1,060 20.9 874 17.3 186 17.5 4,002

Women

4,605 1,141 24.8 1,010 21.9 132 11.5 3,463

White

6,978 1,698 24.3 1,476 21.1 222 13.1 5,281

Black or African American

1,509 278 18.4 239 15.8 39 14.1 1,231

Asian

499 51 10.3 39 7.8 13 - 448

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

2,187 391 17.9 302 13.8 89 22.7 1,797

Enrolled in college

12,137 6,006 49.5 5,664 46.7 342 5.7 6,131

Enrolled in 2-year college

3,009 1,806 60.0 1,686 56.0 120 6.7 1,202

Enrolled in 4-year college

9,129 4,200 46.0 3,978 43.6 221 5.3 4,929

Full-time students

10,502 4,608 43.9 4,319 41.1 289 6.3 5,893

Part-time students

1,636 1,398 85.4 1,345 82.2 52 3.7 238

Men

5,523 2,602 47.1 2,444 44.2 158 6.1 2,921

Women

6,614 3,404 51.5 3,221 48.7 183 5.4 3,211

White

8,831 4,626 52.4 4,389 49.7 237 5.1 4,206

Black or African American

1,613 757 46.9 673 41.7 85 11.2 856

Asian

1,129 369 32.7 353 31.2 16 4.4 760

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

2,489 1,340 53.9 1,274 51.2 66 4.9 1,149

Not enrolled in school

Total, not enrolled in school

16,274 12,943 79.5 11,749 72.2 1,194 9.2 3,331

16 to 19 years

3,224 2,044 63.4 1,737 53.9 307 15.0 1,180

20 to 24 years

13,050 10,899 83.5 10,013 76.7 887 8.1 2,150

Men

8,591 7,162 83.4 6,443 75.0 719 10.0 1,429

Less than a high school diploma

1,262 782 62.0 664 52.6 118 15.1 480

High school graduates, no college(2)

4,150 3,461 83.4 3,099 74.7 362 10.5 689

Some college or associate degree

1,951 1,766 90.5 1,628 83.5 138 7.8 185

Bachelor's degree and higher(3)

1,228 1,153 93.9 1,052 85.6 101 8.8 75

Women

7,683 5,781 75.2 5,306 69.1 475 8.2 1,902

Less than a high school diploma

936 428 45.7 363 38.8 65 15.1 508

High school graduates, no college(2)

3,197 2,246 70.2 2,010 62.9 236 10.5 951

Some college or associate degree

2,014 1,689 83.9 1,591 79.0 98 5.8 325

Bachelor's degree and higher(3)

1,536 1,418 92.3 1,342 87.4 76 5.3 118

White

12,164 9,760 80.2 9,016 74.1 744 7.6 2,404

Black or African American

2,600 2,049 78.8 1,718 66.1 330 16.1 552

Asian

616 451 73.3 421 68.3 31 6.8 165

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

3,892 2,886 74.2 2,614 67.2 272 9.4 1,006

(1) Includes a small number of persons enrolled in grades below high school.
(2) Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
(3) Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.

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