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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 2021

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 2021
[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

37,222 20,785 55.8 19,121 51.4 1,663 8.0 16,437

Enrolled in school

Total, enrolled in school

20,541 7,512 36.6 7,045 34.3 467 6.2 13,029

Enrolled in high school(1)

9,324 2,165 23.2 1,985 21.3 180 8.3 7,159

Men

4,729 1,015 21.5 934 19.7 81 8.0 3,714

Women

4,595 1,150 25.0 1,051 22.9 99 8.6 3,445

White

6,750 1,742 25.8 1,592 23.6 150 8.6 5,007

Black or African American

1,409 250 17.7 238 16.9 11 4.6 1,159

Asian

459 41 8.9 39 8.4 2 - 419

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

2,227 400 18.0 338 15.2 62 15.4 1,827

Enrolled in college

11,217 5,347 47.7 5,060 45.1 287 5.4 5,870

Enrolled in 2-year college

2,479 1,445 58.3 1,360 54.9 84 5.8 1,034

Enrolled in 4-year college

8,738 3,902 44.7 3,700 42.3 202 5.2 4,835

Full-time students

9,845 4,200 42.7 3,967 40.3 232 5.5 5,645

Part-time students

1,371 1,147 83.6 1,093 79.7 54 4.7 224

Men

4,930 2,194 44.5 2,071 42.0 123 5.6 2,736

Women

6,287 3,153 50.2 2,989 47.5 164 5.2 3,134

White

7,996 3,936 49.2 3,769 47.1 167 4.2 4,060

Black or African American

1,606 711 44.3 646 40.3 65 9.1 895

Asian

1,057 409 38.7 379 35.8 31 7.5 648

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

2,359 1,222 51.8 1,157 49.0 65 5.3 1,137

Not enrolled in school

Total, not enrolled in school

16,681 13,273 79.6 12,077 72.4 1,196 9.0 3,408

16 to 19 years

3,448 2,308 66.9 1,963 56.9 345 14.9 1,140

20 to 24 years

13,234 10,965 82.9 10,114 76.4 852 7.8 2,268

Men

9,018 7,392 82.0 6,699 74.3 693 9.4 1,626

Less than a high school diploma

1,063 668 62.8 574 54.0 94 14.0 395

High school graduates, no college(2)

4,835 3,906 80.8 3,543 73.3 363 9.3 929

Some college or associate degree

1,919 1,679 87.5 1,549 80.7 130 7.7 240

Bachelor's degree and higher(3)

1,201 1,139 94.8 1,032 86.0 107 9.4 62

Women

7,663 5,881 76.7 5,378 70.2 503 8.6 1,782

Less than a high school diploma

851 461 54.1 373 43.8 88 19.1 390

High school graduates, no college(2)

3,408 2,502 73.4 2,216 65.0 285 11.4 906

Some college or associate degree

1,906 1,536 80.6 1,457 76.5 79 5.1 370

Bachelor's degree and higher(3)

1,498 1,383 92.3 1,332 88.9 51 3.7 115

White

12,565 10,138 80.7 9,340 74.3 798 7.9 2,428

Black or African American

2,428 1,873 77.1 1,617 66.6 256 13.7 555

Asian

658 515 78.3 455 69.1 61 11.8 143

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

4,331 3,356 77.5 3,027 69.9 330 9.8 974

(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).

Last Modified Date: April 26, 2022