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Table 4. Employment and training 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 4.  Employment and training 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 and training status during the October when age 21 (1)
High school graduation status  
during the October when age 21                           Employed (2)                   Not employed
                                        Total    Enrolled in    Not enrolled    Enrolled in    Not enrolled
                                                 training (3)    in training    training (3)    in training

High school dropouts .................  100.0         2.0          59.2             1.9            36.8

  Men ................................  100.0         2.3          66.3             1.9            29.6
  Women ..............................  100.0         1.7          49.6             2.0            46.7

  White, non-Hispanic ................. 100.0         1.7          65.4             1.7            31.3
  Black, non-Hispanic ................. 100.0         1.8          45.8             3.1            49.4
  Hispanic or Latino .................. 100.0         2.2          57.4             1.7            38.7

High school graduates,
 not enrolled in college (4) .......... 100.0         4.8          75.3             1.3            18.6

  Men ................................. 100.0         5.1          78.5             1.1            15.3
  Women ............................... 100.0         4.4          71.6             1.6            22.4

  White, non-Hispanic ................. 100.0         5.6          78.1             1.0            15.3
  Black, non-Hispanic ................. 100.0         2.7          67.3             2.7            27.3
  Hispanic or Latino .................. 100.0         3.4          74.2             1.2            21.2

   1 Training enrollment status was unknown for a small number of survey participants, who were therefore
excluded from the estimates in this table.
   2 The employed category includes both civilian employment and service in the Armed Forces.
   3 Training includes any courses, training programs, or apprenticeships designed to help people find a
job, improve their job skills, or learn a new job.  Training also may include a General Educational Develop-
ment (GED) preparation course.
   4 Respondents who have received a 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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