Table 5. Percent of weeks individuals were employed, unemployed, or not in the labor force from age 18 through age 30 in 1998-2015 by age, educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Table 5. Percent of weeks individuals were employed, unemployed, or not in the labor
force from age 18 through age 30 in 1998-2015 by age, educational attainment, sex,
race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                    
                                                                                    
                                                          Percent of total weeks    
                                                                                    
           Age and characteristic                                                   
                                                                                    
                                                                              Not in
                                                                               labor
                                                    Employed    Unemployed     force
                                                                                    
Total, ages 18 to 30 in 1998-2015 ...............      74.2         6.2         19.6
 Ages 18 to 22 in 1998-2007 .....................      68.1         6.4         25.5
 Ages 23 to 26 in 2003-2011 .....................      78.1         5.8         16.1
 Ages 27 to 30 in 2007-2015 .....................      77.8         6.5         15.7
                                                                                    
Men, ages 18 to 30 in 1998-2015 .................      76.8         6.8         16.4
 Ages 18 to 22 in 1998-2007 .....................      68.9         7.0         24.1
 Ages 23 to 26 in 2003-2011 .....................      81.2         6.4         12.4
 Ages 27 to 30 in 2007-2015 .....................      82.3         7.0         10.8
                                                                                    
Women, ages 18 to 30 in 1998-2015 ...............      71.4         5.6         23.0
 Ages 18 to 22 in 1998-2007 .....................      67.3         5.8         26.9
 Ages 23 to 26 in 2003-2011 .....................      74.8         5.2         20.0
 Ages 27 to 30 in 2007-2015 .....................      73.2         6.0         20.9
                                                                                    
White, non-Hispanic, ages 18 to 30 in 1998-2015 .      76.8         5.1         18.1
 Ages 18 to 22 in 1998-2007 .....................      71.4         5.2         23.4
 Ages 23 to 26 in 2003-2011 .....................      80.3         4.9         14.7
 Ages 27 to 30 in 2007-2015 .....................      80.0         5.2         14.7
                                                                                    
Black, non-Hispanic, ages 18 to 30 in 1998-2015 .      64.2        11.0         24.8
 Ages 18 to 22 in 1998-2007 .....................      56.7        11.1         32.2
 Ages 23 to 26 in 2003-2011 .....................      69.2        10.0         20.8
 Ages 27 to 30 in 2007-2015 .....................      68.6        12.1         19.3
                                                                                    
Hispanic or Latino, ages 18 to 30 in 1998-2015 ..      73.1         6.6         20.3
 Ages 18 to 22 in 1998-2007 .....................      67.2         7.3         25.5
 Ages 23 to 26 in 2003-2011 .....................      77.4         5.8         16.8
 Ages 27 to 30 in 2007-2015 .....................      76.0         6.5         17.5

   NOTE: This table excludes individuals who had not yet turned age 31 when
interviewed in 2015-16. The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 consists of
young men and women who were ages 12 to 16 on December 31, 1996. Race and Hispanic
or Latino ethnicity groups are mutually exclusive but not exhaustive. Other race
groups, which are included in the overall totals, are not shown separately because
their representation in the survey sample is not sufficiently large to provide
statistically reliable estimates.



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