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 2018

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 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

Total, 16 to 24 years

37,962 20,829 54.9 19,120 50.4 1,709 8.2 17,134

Enrolled in school

Total, enrolled in school

21,698 7,962 36.7 7,429 34.2 533 6.7 13,735

Enrolled in high school(1)

9,435 2,137 22.7 1,912 20.3 225 10.5 7,298

Men

4,970 1,037 20.9 919 18.5 118 11.4 3,933

Women

4,465 1,100 24.6 993 22.2 107 9.7 3,365

White

6,860 1,654 24.1 1,495 21.8 159 9.6 5,207

Black or African American

1,416 240 16.9 199 14.1 40 16.8 1,176

Asian

449 52 11.5 47 10.6 4 - 398

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

2,193 360 16.4 307 14.0 53 14.8 1,833

Enrolled in college

12,263 5,825 47.5 5,517 45.0 308 5.3 6,437

Enrolled in 2-year college

3,008 1,663 55.3 1,564 52.0 99 6.0 1,345

Enrolled in 4-year college

9,254 4,162 45.0 3,953 42.7 209 5.0 5,092

Full-time students

10,641 4,472 42.0 4,227 39.7 246 5.5 6,168

Part-time students

1,622 1,353 83.4 1,290 79.6 63 4.6 269

Men

5,644 2,535 44.9 2,385 42.3 150 5.9 3,110

Women

6,618 3,290 49.7 3,132 47.3 159 4.8 3,328

White

8,913 4,494 50.4 4,285 48.1 209 4.7 4,420

Black or African American

1,683 793 47.1 734 43.6 59 7.4 890

Asian

1,082 306 28.2 283 26.1 23 7.4 777

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

2,482 1,303 52.5 1,256 50.6 47 3.6 1,179

Not enrolled in school

Total, not enrolled in school

16,264 12,866 79.1 11,691 71.9 1,175 9.1 3,398

16 to 19 years

3,231 2,127 65.8 1,799 55.7 328 15.4 1,104

20 to 24 years

13,033 10,740 82.4 9,892 75.9 847 7.9 2,294

Men

8,492 6,886 81.1 6,252 73.6 634 9.2 1,606

Less than a high school diploma

1,212 767 63.3 646 53.3 121 15.7 445

High school graduates, no college(2)

4,209 3,393 80.6 3,067 72.9 325 9.6 817

Some college or associate degree

1,894 1,643 86.8 1,527 80.6 116 7.1 251

Bachelor's degree and higher(3)

1,177 1,084 92.1 1,012 86.0 72 6.6 93

Women

7,772 5,980 76.9 5,438 70.0 541 9.1 1,792

Less than a high school diploma

953 514 54.0 451 47.3 63 12.3 439

High school graduates, no college(2)

3,118 2,271 72.8 1,980 63.5 291 12.8 847

Some college or associate degree

2,090 1,703 81.5 1,615 77.3 88 5.2 387

Bachelor's degree and higher(3)

1,612 1,492 92.6 1,393 86.5 99 6.6 120

White

12,057 9,634 79.9 8,900 73.8 735 7.6 2,423

Black or African American

2,547 1,934 75.9 1,644 64.5 290 15.0 613

Asian

734 549 74.8 480 65.4 69 12.6 185

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

4,049 3,093 76.4 2,815 69.5 277 9.0 956

(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, 2019