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Table 3. Labor force status of 2018 associate degree recipients and college graduates 20 to 29 years old by selected characteristics, October 2019

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

360 281 78.0 257 71.3 24 8.7 79

Men

176 140 79.6 128 72.9 12 8.4 36

Women

185 141 76.5 129 69.7 13 8.9 43

20 to 24 years

257 189 73.6 165 64.1 24 12.9 68

25 to 29 years

103 92 89.0 92 89.0 - - 11

Vocational program

116 105 90.3 90 77.6 15 14.1 11

Academic program

244 176 72.1 167 68.2 10 5.4 68

Enrolled in school

160 103 64.1 102 63.6 1 0.9 58

Not enrolled in school

200 178 89.1 155 77.4 23 13.1 22

RECENT COLLEGE GRADUATES(2)

Total, 20 to 29 years

1,504 1,295 86.1 1,167 77.5 128 9.9 210

Men

655 541 82.6 490 74.8 51 9.5 114

Women

849 753 88.7 677 79.7 77 10.2 96

20 to 24 years

1,014 843 83.1 774 76.3 69 8.2 171

25 to 29 years

491 452 92.1 393 80.1 59 13.1 39

Enrolled in school

320 179 55.8 179 55.8 - - 142

Not enrolled in school

1,184 1,116 94.2 988 83.4 128 11.5 68

White

1,075 943 87.7 859 79.9 84 8.9 132

Black or African American

141 114 80.8 99 70.4 15 12.9 27

Asian

237 192 81.1 163 68.8 29 15.3 45

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

165 156 95.0 133 81.1 23 14.7 8

Bachelor's degree

Total, 20 to 29 years

1,141 951 83.4 867 76.0 84 8.8 190

Men

505 405 80.3 362 71.8 43 10.6 99

Women

636 545 85.8 505 79.4 41 7.5 90

20 to 24 years

932 772 82.8 710 76.2 61 7.9 160

25 to 29 years

208 179 85.9 157 75.2 22 12.4 29

Enrolled in school

294 153 51.9 153 51.9 - - 142

Not enrolled in school

846 798 94.3 714 84.4 84 10.5 48

Advanced degree(3)

Total, 20 to 29 years

364 344 94.5 300 82.3 44 12.9 20

Men

150 136 90.4 128 84.8 8 6.2 14

Women

213 208 97.4 172 80.6 36 17.3 6

20 to 24 years

82 71 86.8 63 77.7 7 - 11

25 to 29 years

282 273 96.7 236 83.7 37 13.5 9

(1) Data refer to persons who received an associate degree in January through October 2019.
(2) Data refer to persons who received a bachelor's or higher degree in January through October 2019.
(3) Data refer to persons who received a master's, professional, or doctoral degree in January through October 2019.

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 28, 2020