Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook (2010 Edition)

Table 31. Labor force status of people 16 to 24 years old by school enrollment, sex, and educational attainment, October 2009 (Numbers in thousands)
Characteristic Civilian
noninstitutional
population
Civilian labor force Not in
labor force
Total Percent of
population
Employed Unemployed
Total Percent of
population
Total Percent of
labor force

Enrolled in school

21,854 8,411 38.5 7,098 32.5 1,314 15.6 13,443

Women

11,179 4,649 41.6 4,051 36.2 598 12.9 6,530

Men

10,675 3,763 35.2 3,046 28.5 716 19.0 6,913

Enrolled in high school (1)

9,612 2,125 22.1 1,576 16.4 548 25.8 7,488

Women

4,647 1,069 23.0 817 17.6 253 23.6 3,578

Men

4,965 1,055 21.3 760 15.3 295 28.0 3,910

Enrolled in college

12,242 6,287 51.4 5,521 45.1 766 12.2 5,955

Women

6,531 3,579 54.8 3,235 49.5 345 9.6 2,952

Men

5,710 2,707 47.4 2,286 40.0 421 15.5 3,003

Not enrolled in school

15,762 12,353 78.4 9,847 62.5 2,506 20.3 3,409

Women

7,488 5,416 72.3 4,506 60.2 910 16.8 2,072

Less than a high school diploma

1,299 644 49.6 444 34.2 200 31.0 655

High school graduates, no college (2)

3,125 2,147 68.7 1,671 53.5 476 22.2 978

Some college or associate degree

1,894 1,539 81.2 1,374 72.6 164 10.7 356

Bachelor's degree and higher

1,170 1,087 92.9 1,017 86.9 70 6.5 83

Men

8,274 6,937 83.8 5,341 64.6 1,596 23.0 1,337

Less than a high school diploma

1,731 1,267 73.2 864 49.9 403 31.8 464

High school graduates, no college (2)

3,870 3,193 82.5 2,400 62.0 793 24.8 677

Some college or associate degree

1,784 1,610 90.3 1,328 74.5 282 17.5 174

Bachelor's degree and higher

890 867 97.4 749 84.1 118 13.6 23

Footnotes:
(1) Includes a small number of persons enrolled in grades below high school.
(2) Includes high school diploma or equivalent.

NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual items may not equal totals.

SOURCE: October 2009 School Enrollment supplement to the Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Last Modified Date: March 16, 2011

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