Table 3. Labor force status of 2018 associate degree recipients and college graduates 20 to 29 years old by selected characteristics, October 2018

Table 3. Labor force status of 2018 associate degree recipients and college graduates 20 to 29 years old by selected characteristics, 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

RECENT ASSOCIATE DEGREE RECIPIENTS(1)

Total, 20 to 29 years

374 310 82.9 281 75.0 30 9.6 64

Men

153 134 87.7 115 74.9 20 14.6 19

Women

221 176 79.7 166 75.1 10 5.7 45

20 to 24 years

238 187 78.5 165 69.6 21 11.4 51

25 to 29 years

136 124 90.7 115 84.5 8 6.9 13

Vocational program

134 124 92.0 115 85.3 9 7.3 11

Academic program

240 187 77.9 166 69.2 21 11.1 53

Enrolled in school

138 93 67.7 86 62.6 7 7.6 44

Not enrolled in school

237 217 91.8 195 82.2 23 10.4 19

RECENT COLLEGE GRADUATES(2)

Total, 20 to 29 years

1,472 1,247 84.7 1,094 74.3 153 12.3 225

Men

592 497 83.9 432 73.1 64 13.0 95

Women

880 750 85.3 662 75.2 89 11.8 130

20 to 24 years

1,061 880 83.0 767 72.3 113 12.8 181

25 to 29 years

411 367 89.3 327 79.5 40 11.0 44

Enrolled in school

267 144 54.0 136 50.8 9 6.0 123

Not enrolled in school

1,205 1,103 91.6 958 79.6 144 13.1 102

White

1,052 925 87.9 833 79.2 92 9.9 127

Black or African American

168 136 81.3 120 71.7 16 11.8 31

Asian

192 135 70.2 99 51.4 36 26.7 57

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

137 109 79.7 100 73.0 9 8.5 28

Bachelor's degree

Total, 20 to 29 years

1,119 930 83.1 810 72.3 120 12.9 189

Men

458 380 82.9 328 71.6 52 13.6 78

Women

661 550 83.2 481 72.8 69 12.5 111

20 to 24 years

977 811 83.0 702 71.9 109 13.4 166

25 to 29 years

143 119 83.4 108 75.3 12 9.7 24

Enrolled in school

224 112 49.9 107 47.9 4 4.0 112

Not enrolled in school

896 818 91.4 703 78.5 116 14.1 77

Advanced degree(3)

Total, 20 to 29 years

352 317 90.0 284 80.7 33 10.4 35

Men

133 117 87.6 104 78.0 13 11.0 17

Women

219 200 91.5 180 82.3 20 10.0 19

20 to 24 years

84 69 82.4 65 77.3 4 - 15

25 to 29 years

268 248 92.4 219 81.7 29 11.6 20

(1) Data refer to persons who received an associate degree in January through October 2018.
(2) Data refer to persons who received a bachelor's or higher degree in January through October 2018.
(3) Data refer to persons who received a master's, professional, or doctoral degree in January through October 2018.

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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