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Table 3. Employment status of young adults not enrolled in school during the October when age 21 in 2001-2006 by high school graduation status, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Table 3.  Employment status of young adults not enrolled in school during the October when age
21 in 2001-2006 by high school graduation status, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

(Percent distribution)

                                            Employment status during the October when age 21
High school graduation status
during the October when age 21                  Employed   Serving in               Not in the 
                                        Total   civilian  Armed Forces Unemployed  labor force

High school dropouts................    100.0     60.6       0.3           8.6         30.5

  Men ..............................    100.0     68.4        .4           8.6         22.6
  Women ............................    100.0     49.8        .1           8.7         41.4

  White, non-Hispanic ..............    100.0     66.7        .2           7.1         25.9
  Black, non-Hispanic ..............    100.0     45.9        .5          10.3         43.4
  Hispanic or Latino ...............    100.0     59.2        .4          11.2         29.3

High school graduates,    
 never enrolled in college (1) .....    100.0     71.5       6.4           6.0         16.0

  Men ..............................    100.0     72.0      10.0           6.2         11.8
  Women ............................    100.0     70.8       1.4           5.7         22.0

  White, non-Hispanic ..............    100.0     76.6       5.6           4.7         13.0
  Black, non-Hispanic ..............    100.0     57.7       7.4          11.3         23.6
  Hispanic or Latino ...............    100.0     68.4       7.7           4.9         18.9

Some college, no longer enrolled ...    100.0     77.9       3.8           4.7         13.6 
    
  Men ..............................    100.0     78.7       5.9           5.0         10.4
  Women ............................    100.0     77.1       1.8           4.4         16.7
    
  White, non-Hispanic ..............    100.0     80.1       4.3           3.1         12.5
  Black, non-Hispanic ..............    100.0     72.9       2.8           9.5         14.7
  Hispanic or Latino ...............    100.0     74.4       3.8           4.7         17.1

   1 Respondents who have received a General Educational Development (GED) credential are
counted as high school graduates.
   NOTE:  The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 consists of young men and women
who were ages 12 to 16 on December 31, 1996.  Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity groups
are mutually exclusive but not exhaustive.  Other race groups, which are included in the
overall totals, are not shown separately because their representation in the survey sample
is not sufficiently large to provide statistically reliable estimates.





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