Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook (2009 Edition)

Table 33. Labor force status of 2008 high school graduates and 2007-08 high school dropouts 16 to 24 years old by school enrollment and sex, October 2008 (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

Total, 2008 high school graduates (1)

3,151 1,644 52.2 1,310 41.6 334 20.3 1,507

Women

1,511 817 54.1 668 44.2 148 18.2 694

Men

1,640 827 50.4 641 39.1 186 22.5 813

Enrolled in college

2,161 888 41.1 756 35.0 132 14.9 1,274

Percent of total 2008 graduates

68.6 54.0 - 57.7 - 39.5 - 84.5

Women

1,081 499 46.1 428 39.6 70 14.1 583

Percent of female 2008 graduates

71.5 61.1 - 64.1 - 47.3 - 84.0

Men

1,080 389 36.0 327 30.3 62 15.9 691

Percent of male 2008 graduates

65.9 47.0 - 51.0 - 33.3 - 85.0

Not enrolled in college

989 756 76.4 554 56.0 202 26.7 234

Percent of total 2008 graduates

31.4 46.0 - 42.3 - 60.5 - 15.5

Women

430 318 74.1 240 55.9 78 24.6 111

Percent of female 2008 graduates

28.5 38.9 - 35.9 - 52.7 - 16.0

Men

560 438 78.1 314 56.1 124 28.2 122

Percent of male 2008 graduates

34.1 53.0 - 49.0 - 66.7 - 15.0

Total, 2007-08 high school dropouts (2)

400 194 48.4 117 29.3 77 39.5 206

Women

210 91 43.4 61 29.2 30 32.7 119

Men

191 103 53.9 56 29.3 47 45.6 88

Footnotes:
(1) Data refer to persons who graduated from high school between October 2007 and October 2008.
(2) Data refer to persons who dropped out of school between October 2007 and October 2008.

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

SOURCE: October 2008 School Enrollment supplement to the Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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