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Table 3. Employed contingent and noncontingent workers by school enrollment and educational attainment, February 2005



     Table 3.  Employed contingent and noncontingent workers by school enrollment and educational
     attainment, February 2005
     
     (Percent distribution)
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                         Contingent workers                            
               Characteristic                                                             Noncontingent
                                                                                             workers   
                                              Estimate 1     Estimate 2     Estimate 3                 
                                                                                                                                                                                                        
              SCHOOL ENROLLMENT                                                                     
                                                                                                    
         Total, 16 to 24 years                                                                      
           (thousands).......................       915          1,027          1,553         17,071   
         Percent.............................     100.0          100.0          100.0          100.0   
                                                                                                    
     Enrolled................................      59.8           57.5           59.1           41.6   
     Not enrolled............................      40.2           42.5           40.9           58.4   
         Less than a high school                                                                    
           diploma...........................      11.4           11.1           12.4            9.2   
         High school graduates, no                                                                  
           college (1).......................      15.4           15.2           13.2           25.4   
         Some college or associate                                                                  
           degree............................       7.3           10.8           10.3           15.0   
         Bachelor's degree and higher (2)....       6.1            5.4            5.1            8.7   
                                                                                                    
           EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT                                                                   
                                                                                                    
         Total, 25 to 64 years                                                                      
           (thousands).......................     1,514          2,039          3,902        111,610   
         Percent.............................     100.0          100.0          100.0          100.0   
                                                                                                    
     Less than a high school diploma.........      20.3           18.7           15.5            8.6   
     High school graduates, no college (1)...      25.6           25.2           24.5           29.7   
     Some college or associate degree........      24.0           22.7           23.3           28.5   
     Bachelor's degree and higher (2)........      30.1           33.4           36.6           33.1   

       1 Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
       2 Includes persons with a bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.
       NOTE:  Noncontingent workers are those who do not fall into any estimate of "contingent"
     workers.  Detail may not sum to totals due to rounding.
     
     





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