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 October 15, 2018).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
- A Look at Contingent Workers
Examines people who do not expect their jobs to last or who report that their jobs are temporary.
Race, Economics, and Social Status
Examines Consumer Expenditure Survey data to explore social and economic factors by race and ethnicity.
African Americans in the U.S. Labor Force
A look at employment and unemployment trends of African Americans from 1972 to 2016 and projected to 2026.
Industry on Tap: Breweries
A look at employment, wages, and job safety in breweries and producer prices for beer.