Table 3. Labor force status of 2017 associate degree recipients and college graduates 20 to 29 years old by selected characteristics, October 2017

Table 3. Labor force status of 2017 associate degree recipients and college graduates 20 to 29 years old by selected characteristics, October 2017
[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

378 320 84.6 302 79.8 18 5.6 58

Men

186 146 78.7 141 75.6 6 3.9 40

Women

192 173 90.3 161 84.0 12 7.0 19

20 to 24 years

244 210 85.7 200 82.0 9 4.4 35

25 to 29 years

133 110 82.5 101 75.9 9 7.9 23

Vocational program

145 117 80.8 109 75.3 8 6.8 28

Academic program

233 202 87.0 192 82.7 10 4.9 30

Enrolled in school

134 101 75.0 95 71.0 5 5.3 34

Not enrolled in school

244 219 89.9 206 84.7 13 5.7 25

RECENT COLLEGE GRADUATES(2)

Total, 20 to 29 years

1,660 1,419 85.5 1,288 77.6 131 9.3 241

Men

796 696 87.5 615 77.2 81 11.7 100

Women

864 723 83.6 673 77.9 50 6.9 141

20 to 24 years

1,156 984 85.1 896 77.5 88 9.0 172

25 to 29 years

505 435 86.2 392 77.7 43 9.9 69

Enrolled in school

373 232 62.1 220 59.0 12 5.0 142

Not enrolled in school

1,287 1,187 92.3 1,067 83.0 120 10.1 99

White

1,220 1,078 88.4 983 80.6 95 8.8 142

Black or African American

150 125 83.1 98 65.2 27 21.6 25

Asian

237 173 73.2 167 70.5 6 3.6 64

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

179 148 82.4 144 80.3 4 2.5 32

Bachelor's degree

Total, 20 to 29 years

1,218 1,030 84.6 945 77.6 85 8.3 188

Men

585 506 86.5 445 76.1 61 12.0 79

Women

632 524 82.9 500 79.0 24 4.7 108

20 to 24 years

1,005 852 84.7 775 77.1 77 9.0 153

25 to 29 years

213 178 83.8 170 79.8 8 4.8 34

Enrolled in school

311 181 58.1 173 55.7 7 4.1 130

Not enrolled in school

906 849 93.7 771 85.1 78 9.2 57

Advanced degree(3)

Total, 20 to 29 years

442 389 87.9 343 77.5 46 11.9 53

Men

210 190 90.4 169 80.5 21 10.9 20

Women

232 199 85.8 174 74.8 25 12.8 33

20 to 24 years

151 132 87.8 121 80.2 11 8.6 18

25 to 29 years

292 257 88.0 222 76.1 35 13.5 35

(1) Data refer to persons who received an associate degree in January through October 2017.
(2) Data refer to persons who received a bachelor's or higher degree in January through October 2017.
(3) Data refer to persons who received a master's, professional, or doctoral degree in January through October 2017.

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.

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