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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-16. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 16 to 24 years of age by school enrollment, age, sex, race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and educational attainment
[Numbers in thousands]
Enrollment status, age, sex, race,
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and
educational attainment
August 2021
Civilian
noninsti-
tutional
popula-
tion
Civilian labor force
Total Percent of
popula-
tion
Employed Unemployed
Total Full
time
Part
time
Total Looking
for
full-time
work
Looking
for
part-time
work
Percent of
labor
force

TOTAL ENROLLED

Total, 16 to 24 years

16,603 5,747 34.6 5,315 1,611 3,704 432 131 302 7.5

16 to 19 years

10,745 3,000 27.9 2,755 529 2,225 246 66 180 8.2

20 to 24 years

5,859 2,747 46.9 2,560 1,081 1,479 187 65 122 6.8

Men

7,926 2,473 31.2 2,316 714 1,602 158 56 102 6.4

Women

8,677 3,273 37.7 2,999 897 2,102 274 75 199 8.4

High school

7,390 1,627 22.0 1,455 150 1,305 173 33 140 10.6

College

9,214 4,120 44.7 3,860 1,461 2,399 259 98 162 6.3

Full-time students

8,210 3,378 41.2 3,165 1,092 2,074 213 65 148 6.3

Part-time students

1,004 741 73.8 695 369 326 46 33 14 6.3

White

Total, 16 to 24 years

11,891 4,369 36.7 4,080 1,232 2,848 289 89 201 6.6

16 to 19 years

7,711 2,331 30.2 2,164 396 1,768 167 45 122 7.2

20 to 24 years

4,181 2,038 48.8 1,916 836 1,080 122 44 78 6.0

Men

5,640 1,870 33.2 1,766 564 1,202 104 32 72 5.6

Women

6,251 2,499 40.0 2,314 668 1,646 185 56 129 7.4

High school

5,265 1,299 24.7 1,177 100 1,077 122 21 101 9.4

College

6,626 3,070 46.3 2,903 1,132 1,771 167 68 100 5.5

Full-time students

5,879 2,507 42.6 2,384 857 1,527 123 35 88 4.9

Part-time students

747 564 75.5 519 275 244 44 33 12 7.9

Black or African American

Total, 16 to 24 years

2,349 667 28.4 597 186 411 70 21 50 10.5

16 to 19 years

1,583 323 20.4 284 59 225 39 5 34 12.2

20 to 24 years

766 344 44.9 313 127 186 31 15 15 8.9

Men

1,156 271 23.4 260 62 197 11 8 3 3.9

Women

1,193 397 33.3 337 124 213 59 12 47 15.0

High school

1,219 193 15.8 170 29 141 22 8 14 11.6

College

1,131 475 42.0 427 158 269 48 12 35 10.1

Full-time students

1,038 408 39.3 360 115 245 48 12 35 11.7

Part-time students

92 67 72.0 67 42 24 0 0 0 -

Asian

Total, 16 to 24 years

1,270 288 22.6 274 106 168 14 4 10 4.7

16 to 19 years

674 94 13.9 90 32 58 4 4 0 3.9

20 to 24 years

596 194 32.6 184 74 110 10 0 10 5.1

Men

562 106 18.8 94 40 54 12 3 9 11.1

Women

708 182 25.7 180 65 115 2 1 1 1.1

High school

370 35 9.6 30 9 21 5 4 1 -

College

900 252 28.0 244 97 147 9 0 9 3.4

Full-time students

797 180 22.6 171 50 122 9 0 9 4.7

Part-time students

103 72 69.8 72 47 25 0 0 0 -

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Total, 16 to 24 years

3,909 1,238 31.7 1,114 437 677 124 56 68 10.0

16 to 19 years

2,665 596 22.4 514 129 385 82 36 46 13.7

20 to 24 years

1,244 642 51.6 600 308 292 42 20 22 6.6

Men

1,859 559 30.1 510 193 317 49 13 36 8.7

Women

2,051 679 33.1 604 244 360 75 43 32 11.1

High school

1,941 272 14.0 216 36 180 56 14 42 20.5

College

1,969 965 49.0 897 401 496 68 42 26 7.1

Full-time students

1,666 740 44.4 688 258 430 53 27 26 7.1

Part-time students

303 225 74.3 210 143 66 15 15 0 6.8

TOTAL NOT ENROLLED

Total, 16 to 24 years

20,637 15,459 74.9 13,850 10,041 3,809 1,610 1,330 279 10.4

16 to 19 years

5,699 3,400 59.7 2,948 1,492 1,456 452 315 136 13.3

20 to 24 years

14,938 12,060 80.7 10,902 8,549 2,353 1,158 1,015 143 9.6

Men

10,760 8,438 78.4 7,553 5,807 1,746 885 757 128 10.5

Women

9,877 7,021 71.1 6,296 4,234 2,063 725 573 151 10.3

Less than a high school diploma

3,513 1,901 54.1 1,662 791 871 239 140 100 12.6

High school graduates, no college(1)

8,736 6,496 74.4 5,700 4,222 1,478 795 666 130 12.2

Some college or associate degree

5,159 4,191 81.2 3,852 2,741 1,112 338 292 46 8.1

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

3,229 2,872 88.9 2,635 2,287 348 236 233 4 8.2

White

Total, 16 to 24 years

15,434 11,743 76.1 10,773 7,808 2,966 970 822 148 8.3

16 to 19 years

4,348 2,660 61.2 2,366 1,215 1,151 294 210 84 11.1

20 to 24 years

11,086 9,083 81.9 8,408 6,592 1,815 675 612 63 7.4

Men

8,154 6,502 79.7 5,951 4,615 1,336 551 488 62 8.5

Women

7,281 5,242 72.0 4,823 3,192 1,630 419 334 85 8.0

Less than a high school diploma

2,736 1,516 55.4 1,373 665 707 144 84 60 9.5

High school graduates, no college(1)

6,430 4,891 76.1 4,382 3,273 1,109 509 435 74 10.4

Some college or associate degree

3,886 3,186 82.0 3,031 2,144 888 155 141 14 4.9

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

2,382 2,150 90.3 1,988 1,726 262 162 162 0 7.5

Black or African American

Total, 16 to 24 years

3,100 2,259 72.9 1,827 1,323 504 432 358 75 19.1

16 to 19 years

803 461 57.4 362 187 175 99 63 35 21.4

20 to 24 years

2,297 1,799 78.3 1,465 1,136 329 334 294 39 18.6

Men

1,501 1,134 75.5 938 714 224 196 164 32 17.3

Women

1,598 1,125 70.4 889 609 279 236 194 43 21.0

Less than a high school diploma

486 253 52.1 186 78 108 67 35 32 26.3

High school graduates, no college(1)

1,477 1,031 69.8 837 611 225 195 171 24 18.9

Some college or associate degree

762 654 85.8 518 393 125 135 116 19 20.7

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

375 321 85.7 285 241 45 36 36 0 11.2

Asian

Total, 16 to 24 years

920 640 69.5 555 408 146 85 48 37 13.3

16 to 19 years

200 92 45.9 67 22 45 25 17 8 27.4

20 to 24 years

720 548 76.1 488 387 102 60 31 29 10.9

Men

500 363 72.6 312 227 85 51 34 17 14.1

Women

420 277 65.9 243 182 61 34 14 20 12.1

Less than a high school diploma

100 30 30.0 23 8 15 7 4 3 -

High school graduates, no college(1)

273 198 72.3 152 96 55 46 25 21 23.3

Some college or associate degree

214 134 62.5 125 82 43 9 0 9 6.5

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

332 278 83.8 255 221 33 23 19 4 8.4

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Total, 16 to 24 years

4,980 3,575 71.8 3,197 2,386 812 377 319 59 10.6

16 to 19 years

1,390 712 51.2 587 338 250 125 89 36 17.6

20 to 24 years

3,590 2,862 79.7 2,610 2,048 562 252 229 23 8.8

Men

2,620 2,066 78.9 1,851 1,448 403 215 200 16 10.4

Women

2,360 1,509 63.9 1,347 938 409 162 119 43 10.7

Less than a high school diploma

1,038 529 51.0 482 296 186 47 21 26 8.9

High school graduates, no college(1)

2,303 1,685 73.2 1,450 1,115 335 235 205 30 14.0

Some college or associate degree

1,199 976 81.4 903 680 223 73 71 2 7.5

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

439 385 87.5 362 294 68 22 22 0 5.8

Footnotes
(1) Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
(2) Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.

NOTE: In the summer months, the temporary movement of high school and college students into the not enrolled group increases the educational attainment levels of youth not enrolled in school. Estimates 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. Full time is 35 hours or more per week; part time is less than 35 hours. 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).

 

Last Modified Date: September 03, 2021