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Table 5. Employment status during the October when ages 20 and 21 in 2001-2006 of youths not enrolled in school at age 20 or 21 by high school graduation status, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Table 5.  Employment status during the October when ages 20 and 21 in 2001-2006 of youths not enrolled
in school at age 20 or 21 by high school graduation status, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

(Percent distribution)

                                                           Percent of youths (1)                   
High school graduation status
during the October when age 21                Not employed    Employed at     Employed at  Employed
                                      Total     in either     age 20, but     age 21, but    both
                                                 October       not age 21      not age 20  Octobers

High school dropouts ...............  100.0       24.3            14.8           18.3        42.6

  Men ..............................  100.0       20.2            11.5           19.4        49.0
  Women ............................  100.0       29.7            19.2           16.9        34.2

  White, non-Hispanic ..............  100.0       18.5            14.4           18.2        48.9
  Black, non-Hispanic ..............  100.0       39.2            13.6           19.3        28.0
  Hispanic or Latino ...............  100.0       24.0            17.5           18.8        39.7

High school graduates, 
 not enrolled in college (2) .......  100.0        9.5             9.8           12.7        68.0
    
  Men ..............................  100.0        7.4             8.4           11.6        72.7
  Women ............................  100.0       12.0            11.6           14.1        62.3

  White, non-Hispanic ..............  100.0        7.4             8.3           11.4        72.9
  Black, non-Hispanic ..............  100.0       16.3            14.7           17.1        51.9
  Hispanic or Latino ...............  100.0       11.2            11.1           13.7        64.0

   1 The employed category includes both civilian employment and service in the Armed Forces.
   2 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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