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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 2019

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 2019
[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

37,734 21,331 56.5 19,702 52.2 1,628 7.6 16,403

Enrolled in school

Total, enrolled in school

21,542 8,189 38.0 7,691 35.7 498 6.1 13,353

Enrolled in high school(1)

9,392 2,096 22.3 1,859 19.8 237 11.3 7,296

Men

4,922 1,036 21.0 904 18.4 132 12.7 3,886

Women

4,470 1,060 23.7 955 21.4 105 9.9 3,410

White

6,840 1,658 24.2 1,483 21.7 175 10.6 5,182

Black or African American

1,356 206 15.2 176 13.0 30 14.8 1,150

Asian

512 68 13.3 62 12.1 6 - 444

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

2,269 393 17.3 338 14.9 54 13.9 1,877

Enrolled in college

12,150 6,093 50.2 5,833 48.0 261 4.3 6,057

Enrolled in 2-year college

3,072 1,838 59.8 1,728 56.3 110 6.0 1,233

Enrolled in 4-year college

9,078 4,255 46.9 4,104 45.2 151 3.5 4,823

Full-time students

10,531 4,681 44.5 4,448 42.2 233 5.0 5,850

Part-time students

1,619 1,412 87.2 1,385 85.5 28 2.0 207

Men

5,530 2,548 46.1 2,405 43.5 143 5.6 2,982

Women

6,620 3,545 53.6 3,427 51.8 118 3.3 3,075

White

8,737 4,557 52.2 4,379 50.1 179 3.9 4,180

Black or African American

1,621 754 46.5 715 44.1 39 5.2 867

Asian

1,164 422 36.3 412 35.4 10 2.4 741

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

2,505 1,390 55.5 1,341 53.5 50 3.6 1,114

Not enrolled in school

Total, not enrolled in school

16,192 13,142 81.2 12,011 74.2 1,131 8.6 3,050

16 to 19 years

3,332 2,291 68.7 1,979 59.4 311 13.6 1,042

20 to 24 years

12,860 10,851 84.4 10,032 78.0 819 7.6 2,009

Men

8,512 7,142 83.9 6,449 75.8 693 9.7 1,370

Less than a high school diploma

1,116 712 63.9 598 53.6 115 16.1 403

High school graduates, no college(2)

4,369 3,740 85.6 3,320 76.0 420 11.2 629

Some college or associate degree

1,990 1,743 87.6 1,640 82.4 103 5.9 247

Bachelor's degree and higher(3)

1,037 946 91.2 891 85.9 55 5.8 91

Women

7,680 6,000 78.1 5,562 72.4 438 7.3 1,680

Less than a high school diploma

855 449 52.6 394 46.1 56 12.4 405

High school graduates, no college(2)

3,268 2,399 73.4 2,186 66.9 214 8.9 869

Some college or associate degree

1,971 1,668 84.6 1,570 79.7 97 5.8 304

Bachelor's degree and higher(3)

1,586 1,484 93.5 1,413 89.0 71 4.8 102

White

12,075 9,898 82.0 9,209 76.3 690 7.0 2,176

Black or African American

2,570 2,040 79.4 1,720 66.9 320 15.7 530

Asian

640 505 79.0 462 72.2 44 8.6 134

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

4,024 3,229 80.3 2,920 72.6 309 9.6 795

(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 28, 2020