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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 2020

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 2020
[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

37,468 20,597 55.0 18,264 48.7 2,334 11.3 16,870

Enrolled in school

Total, enrolled in school

21,012 7,564 36.0 6,710 31.9 855 11.3 13,448

Enrolled in high school(1)

9,214 2,097 22.8 1,832 19.9 266 12.7 7,116

Men

4,757 991 20.8 826 17.4 165 16.6 3,766

Women

4,456 1,106 24.8 1,005 22.6 101 9.1 3,350

White

6,704 1,657 24.7 1,481 22.1 176 10.6 5,047

Black or African American

1,416 275 19.4 212 14.9 64 23.1 1,141

Asian

440 51 11.6 47 10.7 4 - 389

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

2,190 355 16.2 310 14.2 45 12.6 1,835

Enrolled in college

11,798 5,467 46.3 4,878 41.3 589 10.8 6,331

Enrolled in 2-year college

2,703 1,503 55.6 1,324 49.0 178 11.9 1,200

Enrolled in 4-year college

9,095 3,964 43.6 3,554 39.1 410 10.4 5,131

Full-time students

10,395 4,316 41.5 3,865 37.2 451 10.4 6,079

Part-time students

1,403 1,151 82.0 1,013 72.2 138 12.0 252

Men

5,254 2,215 42.2 1,947 37.1 268 12.1 3,039

Women

6,544 3,252 49.7 2,931 44.8 321 9.9 3,292

White

8,495 4,165 49.0 3,790 44.6 375 9.0 4,330

Black or African American

1,589 689 43.4 579 36.5 110 16.0 899

Asian

1,185 393 33.2 332 28.0 61 15.6 792

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

2,492 1,337 53.7 1,192 47.8 145 10.9 1,155

Not enrolled in school

Total, not enrolled in school

16,456 13,033 79.2 11,554 70.2 1,479 11.3 3,423

16 to 19 years

3,396 2,284 67.3 1,957 57.6 327 14.3 1,112

20 to 24 years

13,059 10,748 82.3 9,597 73.5 1,152 10.7 2,311

Men

8,796 7,256 82.5 6,367 72.4 889 12.3 1,540

Less than a high school diploma

1,165 778 66.8 699 59.9 80 10.2 387

High school graduates, no college(2)

4,414 3,597 81.5 3,100 70.2 498 13.8 817

Some college or associate degree

1,997 1,749 87.6 1,534 76.8 215 12.3 248

Bachelor's degree and higher(3)

1,219 1,131 92.8 1,034 84.8 97 8.6 88

Women

7,659 5,777 75.4 5,187 67.7 590 10.2 1,883

Less than a high school diploma

814 382 47.0 339 41.7 43 11.2 432

High school graduates, no college(2)

3,229 2,305 71.4 2,028 62.8 277 12.0 923

Some college or associate degree

2,038 1,656 81.3 1,499 73.6 157 9.5 382

Bachelor's degree and higher(3)

1,579 1,433 90.8 1,320 83.6 113 7.9 146

White

12,259 9,865 80.5 8,908 72.7 958 9.7 2,394

Black or African American

2,482 1,876 75.6 1,498 60.4 378 20.1 606

Asian

649 503 77.5 460 70.8 44 8.7 146

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

4,172 3,157 75.7 2,809 67.3 348 11.0 1,015

(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 27, 2021