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Table 3. Labor force status of 2019 associate degree recipients and college graduates 20 to 29 years old by selected characteristics, October 2020

Table 3. Labor force status of 2020 associate degree recipients and college graduates 20 to 29 years old by selected characteristics, 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

RECENT ASSOCIATE DEGREE RECIPIENTS(1)

Total, 20 to 29 years

335 236 70.3 198 59.2 37 15.8 100

Men

121 91 75.1 67 55.2 24 26.5 30

Women

215 145 67.6 132 61.4 13 9.1 69

20 to 24 years

235 169 71.8 139 59.3 29 17.4 66

25 to 29 years

101 67 66.8 59 59.0 8 - 33

Vocational program

143 114 79.6 102 71.0 12 10.8 29

Academic program

192 122 63.4 97 50.4 25 20.4 70

Enrolled in school

143 81 56.6 71 49.3 10 12.8 62

Not enrolled in school

192 155 80.5 128 66.5 27 17.3 37

RECENT COLLEGE GRADUATES(2)

Total, 20 to 29 years

1,334 1,055 79.1 920 69.0 135 12.8 279

Men

583 474 81.2 395 67.8 78 16.5 110

Women

751 582 77.5 525 69.9 57 9.7 169

20 to 24 years

865 667 77.1 593 68.5 75 11.2 198

25 to 29 years

468 388 82.7 328 69.9 60 15.5 81

Enrolled in school

318 154 48.4 146 45.8 8 5.4 164

Not enrolled in school

1,016 901 88.7 775 76.2 127 14.0 115

White

979 797 81.4 701 71.5 97 12.1 182

Black or African American

113 79 70.0 70 62.4 9 10.9 34

Asian

178 138 77.6 115 64.5 23 16.8 40

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

200 132 66.1 114 56.7 19 14.3 68

Bachelor's degree

Total, 20 to 29 years

1,028 793 77.2 692 67.3 102 12.8 235

Men

441 355 80.5 298 67.6 57 16.1 86

Women

587 439 74.7 394 67.1 45 10.2 149

20 to 24 years

808 625 77.4 553 68.5 72 11.5 183

25 to 29 years

220 168 76.5 138 62.9 30 17.8 52

Enrolled in school

273 123 45.0 115 42.0 8 6.7 150

Not enrolled in school

755 670 88.8 577 76.4 93 13.9 84

Advanced degree(3)

Total, 20 to 29 years

306 262 85.5 229 74.7 33 12.6 44

Men

142 119 83.3 98 68.5 21 17.8 24

Women

163 143 87.4 131 80.1 12 8.4 21

20 to 24 years

58 42 - 39 - 3 - 15

25 to 29 years

248 219 88.2 189 76.1 30 13.7 29

(1) Data refer to persons who received an associate degree in January through October 2020.
(2) Data refer to persons who received a bachelor's or higher degree in January through October 2020.
(3) Data refer to persons who received a master's, professional, or doctoral degree in January through October 2020.

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