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Table 1. Labor force status of 2010 high school graduates and 2009-10 high school dropouts 16 to 24 years old by school enrollment, educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, October 2010

Table 1.  Labor force status of 2010 high school graduates and 2009-10 high school dropouts 16 to 24 years old by school enrollment,
educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, October 2010

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                        
                                                                               Civilian labor force                                     
                                                                                                                                        
                                           Civilian                                                                             Not in  
             Characteristic               noninsti-                                  Employed               Unemployed           labor  
                                           tutional               Percent of                                                     force  
                                          population    Total     population                                                            
                                                                                Total     Percent of    Number       Rate               
                                                                                          population                                    
                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                        
Total, 2010 high school graduates (1)...     3,160       1,633        51.7       1,179        37.3         454        27.8       1,528  
                                                                                                                                        
 Men....................................     1,679         926        55.2         659        39.3         267        28.9         752  
 Women..................................     1,482         706        47.7         520        35.1         187        26.4         775  
                                                                                                                                        
 White..................................     2,388       1,285        53.8         989        41.4         296        23.0       1,103  
 Black or African American..............       495         241        48.7         120        24.3         121        50.2         254  
 Asian..................................       144          40        27.8          33        22.7           7         (2)         104  
 Hispanic or Latino ethnicity...........       507         278        54.9         215        42.5          63        22.5         229  
                                                                                                                                        
 Enrolled in college....................     2,152         860        40.0         664        30.9         196        22.8       1,292  
                                                                                                                                        
  Enrolled in 2-year college............       842         441        52.4         359        42.6          82        18.7         401  
  Enrolled in 4-year college............     1,309         419        32.0         305        23.3         114        27.1         890  
                                                                                                                                        
  Full-time students....................     1,946         714        36.7         537        27.6         176        24.7       1,233  
  Part-time students....................       206         147        71.3         127        61.7          20        13.4          59  
                                                                                                                                        
  Men...................................     1,055         433        41.1         317        30.1         116        26.8         621  
  Women.................................     1,097         427        38.9         347        31.6          80        18.7         670  
                                                                                                                                        
  White.................................     1,637         692        42.2         547        33.4         145        20.9         946  
  Black or African American.............       304         107        35.1          68        22.5          38        35.8         197  
  Asian.................................       121          24        19.9          24        19.9          -           -           97  
  Hispanic or Latino ethnicity..........       302         114        37.6          93        30.8          21        18.1         189  
                                                                                                                                        
 Not enrolled in college................     1,009         773        76.6         515        51.0         258        33.4         236  
                                                                                                                                        
  Men...................................       624         493        79.0         342        54.8         151        30.7         131  
  Women.................................       385         280        72.7         173        45.0         107        38.2         105  
                                                                                                                                        
  White.................................       750         593        79.1         442        58.9         151        25.5         157  
  Black or African American.............       191         134        70.2          52        27.0          83        61.6          57  
  Asian.................................        22          16         (2)           8         (2)           7         (2)           7  
  Hispanic or Latino ethnicity..........       204         164        80.4         122        59.9          42        25.5          40  
                                                                                                                                        
Total, 2009-10 high school dropouts (3)        340         183        53.9         105        30.9          78        42.7         157  
                                                                                                                                        
 Men....................................       179          77        43.1          47        25.9          31        39.8         102  
 Women..................................       161         106        66.0          59        36.4          48        44.8          55  
                                                                                                                                        
 White..................................       231         122        52.8          78        33.7          44        36.2         109  
 Black or African American..............        65          29         (2)          12         (2)          17         (2)          36  
 Asian..................................        12           9         (2)           9         (2)          -           -            3  
 Hispanic or Latino ethnicity...........        93          54        58.0          32        33.9          22         (2)          39  

   1 Data refer to persons who graduated from high school in January through October 2010.
   2 Data not shown where base is less than 75,000.
   3 Data refer to persons who dropped out of school between October 2009 and October 2010.
   NOTE: Detail 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. Because of rounding, sums of
individual items may not equal totals. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Dash
represents or rounds to zero.



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