Low earnings of female high school dropouts
August 29, 2001
Earnings of female full-time workers aged 25 and over without a high school diploma were considerably below those of women with college degrees in 2000.
Median usual weekly earnings of women without a high school diploma were $303 per week in 2000, compared with $760 for those with college degrees.
Female high school graduates who had not attended college earned $421 per week, over a third more than those who had not obtained a high school diploma. Women with some college or an associate degree earned $504 per week, about two-thirds more than those who did not graduate from high school.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Low earnings of female high school dropouts on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/aug/wk4/art03.htm (visited January 27, 2020).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
- A look at employment and wages in U.S. establishments with foreign ownership
Examines employment and wages in U.S. establishments that have at least one foreign owner with at least 10 percent ownership.
- 25 years of Worker Injury, Illness, and Fatality Case Data
Examines detailed historical data on work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatal injuries.
- Occupational employment projections through the perspective of education and training
Examines employment, projected employment growth, and wages for occupations with different education and training requirements.
- Workers in Alternative Employment Arrangements
A look at independent contractors, on-call workers, temporary help agency workers, and workers provided by contract firms.