Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

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

Table 34. Labor force status of persons 16 to 24 years old by school enrollment, sex, and educational attainment, 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

Enrolled in school

21,348 8,974 42.0 7,907 37.0 1,067 11.9 12,374

Women

10,865 4,888 45.0 4,426 40.7 463 9.5 5,977

Men

10,483 4,086 39.0 3,482 33.2 604 14.8 6,397

Enrolled in high school (1)

9,677 2,661 27.5 2,099 21.7 562 21.1 7,016

Women

4,686 1,389 29.6 1,139 24.3 251 18.0 3,297

Men

4,991 1,272 25.5 960 19.2 311 24.5 3,720

Enrolled in college

11,671 6,313 54.1 5,809 49.8 505 8.0 5,358

Women

6,179 3,499 56.6 3,287 53.2 212 6.1 2,680

Men

5,492 2,814 51.2 2,522 45.9 293 10.4 2,678

Not enrolled in school

16,220 12,957 79.9 11,113 68.5 1,845 14.2 3,263

Women

7,756 5,728 73.9 5,084 65.6 644 11.2 2,028

Less than a high school diploma

1,403 697 49.6 523 37.2 174 25.0 707

High school graduates, no college (2)

3,200 2,274 71.1 1,982 61.9 292 12.8 926

Some college or associate degree

1,953 1,629 83.4 1,525 78.1 104 6.4 324

Bachelor's degree and higher

1,200 1,128 94.1 1,054 87.9 74 6.6 71

Men

8,465 7,229 85.4 6,028 71.2 1,201 16.6 1,236

Less than a high school diploma

1,606 1,204 74.9 887 55.2 317 26.3 403

High school graduates, no college (2)

4,121 3,487 84.6 2,874 69.7 613 17.6 634

Some college or associate degree

1,859 1,696 91.3 1,498 80.6 198 11.7 162

Bachelor's degree and higher

879 842 95.8 769 87.5 73 8.7 37

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

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