Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Economic News Release
PRINT:Print
CPS CPS Program Links

Table 2. Labor force status of persons 16 to 24 years old by school enrollment, educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, October 2010

Table 2.  Labor force status of persons 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, 16 to 24 years...................    37,949      21,144        55.7      17,347        45.7       3,797        18.0      16,805  
                                                                                                                                        
 Enrolled in school.....................    22,021       8,491        38.6       7,065        32.1       1,426        16.8      13,530  
                                                                                                                                        
  Enrolled in high school (1)...........     9,598       2,120        22.1       1,509        15.7         611        28.8       7,478  
                                                                                                                                        
   Men..................................     4,976       1,003        20.1         687        13.8         315        31.4       3,973  
   Women................................     4,622       1,117        24.2         822        17.8         296        26.5       3,505  
                                                                                                                                        
   White................................     7,311       1,759        24.1       1,322        18.1         436        24.8       5,552  
   Black or African American............     1,553         250        16.1         127         8.2         123        49.3       1,304  
   Asian................................       289          22         7.7          17         5.9           5       (2)           267  
   Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.........     1,909         266        13.9         179         9.4          87        32.7       1,643  
                                                                                                                                        
  Enrolled in college...................    12,423       6,372        51.3       5,556        44.7         815        12.8       6,052  
                                                                                                                                        
   Enrolled in 2-year college...........     3,938       2,303        58.5       1,933        49.1         370        16.1       1,635  
   Enrolled in 4-year college...........     8,485       4,068        47.9       3,623        42.7         445        10.9       4,417  
                                                                                                                                        
   Full-time students...................    10,590       4,855        45.8       4,210        39.8         645        13.3       5,735  
   Part-time students...................     1,834       1,517        82.7       1,346        73.4         171        11.3         317  
                                                                                                                                        
   Men..................................     5,788       2,823        48.8       2,436        42.1         388        13.7       2,965  
   Women................................     6,635       3,548        53.5       3,121        47.0         428        12.1       3,087  
                                                                                                                                        
   White................................     9,466       5,055        53.4       4,453        47.0         602        11.9       4,410  
   Black or African American............     1,721         830        48.2         667        38.7         164        19.7         891  
   Asian................................       843         305        36.2         281        33.3          24         7.9         538  
   Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.........     1,850         953        51.5         817        44.2         136        14.3         897  
                                                                                                                                        
 Not enrolled in school.................    15,928      12,653        79.4      10,281        64.5       2,371        18.7       3,275  
  16 to 19 years........................     2,952       2,039        69.1       1,411        47.8         628        30.8         913  
  20 to 24 years........................    12,975      10,614        81.8       8,870        68.4       1,744        16.4       2,362  
                                                                                                                                        
  Men...................................     8,362       6,996        83.7       5,612        67.1       1,384        19.8       1,367  
   Less than a high school diploma......     1,625       1,164        71.6         842        51.8         322        27.7         461  
   High school graduates, no college (3)     3,963       3,293        83.1       2,579        65.1         714        21.7         670  
   Some college or associate degree.....     1,926       1,745        90.6       1,475        76.6         269        15.4         181  
   Bachelor's degree and higher (4).....       849         794        93.6         715        84.3          79         9.9          55  
                                                                                                                                        
  Women.................................     7,565       5,657        74.8       4,670        61.7         987        17.5       1,908  
   Less than a high school diploma......     1,192         653        54.8         448        37.6         205        31.4         538  
   High school graduates, no college (3)     3,036       2,114        69.6       1,622        53.4         492        23.3         922  
   Some college or associate degree.....     2,005       1,633        81.4       1,461        72.8         172        10.6         372  
   Bachelor's degree and higher (4).....     1,333       1,256        94.3       1,139        85.5         117         9.3          76  
                                                                                                                                        
  White.................................    12,375      10,043        81.2       8,416        68.0       1,627        16.2       2,332  
  Black or African American.............     2,486       1,834        73.7       1,283        51.6         551        30.0         653  
  Asian.................................       460         340        74.0         269        58.6          71        20.8         120  
  Hispanic or Latino ethnicity..........     3,433       2,599        75.7       2,057        59.9         542        20.8         834  

   1 Includes a small number of persons enrolled in grades below high school.
   2 Data not shown where base is less than 75,000.
   3 Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
   4 Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.
   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.



Table of Contents

Last Modified Date: November 02, 2020