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293. Employment Status of High School Graduates School Dropouts

[In thousands (11,622 represents 11,622,000), except percent. As of October. For civilian noninstitutional population 16 to 24 years old. Based on Current Population Survey; see text, Section 1, Population, and Appendix III]

 
GRADUATES 1 GRADUATES 1 GRADUATES 1 DROPOUTS 3 DROPOUTS 3 DROPOUTS 3
      EMPLOYMENT STATUS,
         SEX, AND RACE 1980 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 2 1995 2 1996 2 1997 2 1998 2 1999 2 1980 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 2 1995 2 1996 2 1997 2 1998 2 1999 2
 
      Civilian population 11,622 10,381 9,993 9,339 8,999 8,645 8,370 7,804 6,887 6,819 6,839 6,627 6,657 6,662 6,659 6,999 5,254 4,323 4,142 4,252 4,231 4,042 3,800 3,884 3,420 3,390 3,727 3,876 3,611 3,624 3,942 3,829
In labor force 9,795 8,825 8,471 7,976 7,638 7,266 7,107 6,444 5,653 5,652 5,682 5,530 5,574 5,633 5,668 5,933 3,549 2,920 2,795 2,804 2,763 2,703 2,506 2,464 2,154 2,084 2,329 2,443 2,251 2,411 2,579 2,511
      Percent of population 84.3 85.0 84.8 85.4 84.9 84.1 84.9 82.6 82.1 82.9 83.1 83.4 83.7 84.6 85.1 84.8 67.5 67.5 67.5 66.0 65.3 66.9 66.0 63.4 63.0 61.5 62.5 63.0 62.3 66.5 65.4 65.6
  Employed 8,567 7,707 7,495 7,163 6,932 6,552 6,279 5,641 4,889 4,969 5,035 4,863 4,877 5,010 5,147 5,331 2,651 2,165 2,116 2,230 2,235 2,147 1,993 1,849 1,631 1,658 1,845 1,894 1,709 1,933 2,174 2,129
      Percent of labor force 87.5 87.3 88.5 89.8 90.8 90.2 88.3 87.5 86.5 87.9 88.6 87.9 87.5 88.9 90.8 89.9 74.7 74.1 75.7 79.5 80.9 79.4 79.5 75.0 75.7 79.6 79.2 77.5 75.9 80.2 84.3 84.8
 
  Unemployed   1,228 1,118 976 813 706 714 828 803 763 683 647 667 698 623 520 603 898 755 679 574 528 555 513 614 522 426 485 549 541 478 405 382
    Unemployment rate, total 4 12.5 12.7 11.5 10.2 9.2 9.8 11.7 12.5 13.5 12.1 11.4 12.1 12.5 11.1 9.2 10.2 25.3 25.9 24.3 20.5 19.1 20.6 20.5 24.9 24.3 20.4 20.8 22.5 24.0 19.8 15.7 15.2
      Male 13.5 12.5 10.2 9.5 9.3 9.3 11.1 12.4 13.7 12.2 10.7 11.7 11.7 10.8 8.6 9.8 23.5 23.9 21.0 18.4 18.3 18.7 18.8 21.9 18.8 17.5 17.3 19.2 21.7 17.8 13.9 12.8
      Female 11.5 12.9 13.0 10.9 9.1 10.4 12.3 12.6 13.3 11.9 12.3 12.5 13.5 11.4 9.9 10.6 28.7 29.8 30.5 24.1 20.7 24.5 23.5 31.1 34.6 26.8 29.0 28.8 28.7 23.5 19.3 19.8
      White 10.8 9.8 8.9 8.2 7.6 7.9 9.0 9.7 10.5 10.6 9.2 10.5 10.0 9.1 7.2 11.3 21.6 23.6 20.6 17.7 17.0 17.6 17.0 21.5 20.7 18.3 18.3 19.1 19.1 17.4 14.1 11.3
      Black 26.1 29.4 27.8 22.1 18.7 20.8 26.0 26.3 26.8 21.1 22.9 20.3 23.3 22.2 18.8 21.7 43.9 41.5 45.9 36.2 34.8 39.9 43.3 47.8 46.7 34.4 33.7 48.0 51.6 35.2 24.5 35.8
Not in labor force 1,827 1,556 1,522 1,363 1,361 1,379 1,262 1,360 1,234 1,167 1,156 1,097 1,083 1,029 992 1,066 1,705 1,403 1,347 1,448 1,468 1,339 1,294 1,420 1,266 1,305 1,397 1,433 1,360 1,214 1,363 1,318
  Percent of population 15.7 15.0 15.2 14.6 15.1 16.0 15.1 17.4 17.9 17.1 16.9 16.6 16.3 15.4 14.9 15.2 32.5 32.5 32.5 34.1 34.7 33.1 34.1 36.6 37.0 38.5 37.5 37.0 37.7 33.5 34.6 34.4



1 For persons not enrolled in college who have completed 4 years of high school only.
2 See footnote 2, Table 643.
3 For persons not in regular school and who have not completed the 12th grade nor received a general equivalency degree.
4 Includes other races not shown separately.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bulletin 2307, and News, USDL 93-226, June 22, 1993; 94-252, May 20, 1994; 96-152, April 25, 1996; 97-240, July 23, 1997; 98-171, May 1, 1998; 99-175, June 25, 1999; 00-136, May 17, 2000; and unpublished data.

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