Unemployment rate 26.9 percent among recent dropouts
April 30, 2008
Between October 2006 and October 2007, 426,000 people between the ages of 16 and 24 dropped out of high school.
The unemployment rate for these high school dropouts was 26.9 percent in October 2007, while the unemployment rate of 2007 high school graduates who had not enrolled in college was 19.9 percent. Among recent high school graduates who were in college, the unemployment rate was 9.8 percent in October.
This information is from a supplement to the October 2007 Current Population Survey. Additional information is available from "College Enrollment and Work Activity of 2007 High School Graduates," (PDF) (HTML) news release USDL 08-0559.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment rate 26.9 percent among recent dropouts on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/apr/wk4/art03.htm (visited March 23, 2017).
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