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 2016

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 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

Total, 16 to 24 years

38,367 20,951 54.6 18,820 49.1 2,130 10.2 17,417

Enrolled in school

Total, enrolled in school

22,058 7,947 36.0 7,276 33.0 671 8.4 14,111

Enrolled in high school(1)

9,521 1,971 20.7 1,650 17.3 321 16.3 7,550

Men

4,962 900 18.1 731 14.7 169 18.8 4,061

Women

4,560 1,071 23.5 919 20.2 152 14.2 3,489

White

6,847 1,546 22.6 1,329 19.4 217 14.0 5,301

Black or African American

1,557 196 12.6 127 8.2 69 35.2 1,362

Asian

504 75 14.9 60 11.9 15 20.1 429

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

2,179 384 17.6 307 14.1 76 19.9 1,796

Enrolled in college

12,536 5,976 47.7 5,626 44.9 350 5.9 6,561

Enrolled in 2-year college

3,070 1,792 58.4 1,656 53.9 136 7.6 1,278

Enrolled in 4-year college

9,466 4,184 44.2 3,970 41.9 214 5.1 5,282

Full-time students

10,887 4,601 42.3 4,320 39.7 281 6.1 6,286

Part-time students

1,649 1,374 83.3 1,306 79.2 68 5.0 275

Men

5,876 2,761 47.0 2,538 43.2 223 8.1 3,116

Women

6,660 3,215 48.3 3,088 46.4 127 3.9 3,445

White

9,259 4,611 49.8 4,348 47.0 263 5.7 4,648

Black or African American

1,674 753 45.0 696 41.6 57 7.6 921

Asian

1,017 318 31.2 295 29.0 23 7.1 699

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

2,647 1,258 47.5 1,145 43.3 113 9.0 1,389

Not enrolled in school

Total, not enrolled in school

16,309 13,004 79.7 11,544 70.8 1,460 11.2 3,306

16 to 19 years

3,120 2,102 67.4 1,674 53.7 428 20.3 1,018

20 to 24 years

13,189 10,902 82.7 9,870 74.8 1,032 9.5 2,287

Men

8,500 7,110 83.7 6,217 73.1 894 12.6 1,389

Less than a high school diploma

1,371 954 69.6 725 52.9 229 24.0 417

High school graduates, no college(2)

4,144 3,455 83.4 3,000 72.4 455 13.2 689

Some college or associate degree

1,904 1,697 89.1 1,571 82.5 126 7.4 207

Bachelor's degree and higher(3)

1,081 1,004 92.9 921 85.2 83 8.3 77

Women

7,810 5,893 75.5 5,327 68.2 566 9.6 1,916

Less than a high school diploma

964 457 47.4 362 37.6 95 20.7 507

High school graduates, no college(2)

3,182 2,249 70.7 1,982 62.3 267 11.9 933

Some college or associate degree

2,099 1,750 83.4 1,618 77.1 132 7.5 349

Bachelor's degree and higher(3)

1,565 1,438 91.9 1,365 87.2 73 5.1 127

White

12,118 9,709 80.1 8,793 72.6 915 9.4 2,409

Black or African American

2,592 2,068 79.8 1,646 63.5 422 20.4 524

Asian

706 533 75.5 492 69.7 41 7.7 173

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

3,686 2,844 77.2 2,545 69.1 298 10.5 842

(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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