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Table 1. Labor force status of 2012 high school graduates and 2011-12 high school dropouts 16 to 24 years old by school enrollment, educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, October 2012

Table 1. Labor force status of 2012 high school graduates and 2011-12 high school dropouts 16 to 24 years old by school enrollment,
educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, October 2012

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                        
                                                                               Civilian labor force                                     
                                                                                                                                        
                                           Civilian                                                                             Not in  
             Characteristic               noninsti-                                  Employed               Unemployed          labor   
                                           tutional               Percent of                                                    force   
                                          population    Total     population                                                            
                                                                                Total     Percent of    Number       Rate               
                                                                                          population                                    
                                                                                                                                        
Total, 2012 high school graduates (1)...     3,203       1,563        48.8       1,161        36.3         402        25.7       1,639  
                                                                                                                                        
 Men....................................     1,622         783        48.2         547        33.7         235        30.0         840  
 Women..................................     1,581         781        49.4         614        38.8         167        21.4         800  
                                                                                                                                        
 White..................................     2,421       1,229        50.8         973        40.2         256        20.8       1,192  
 Black or African American..............       471         227        48.2         123        26.1         104        45.8         244  
 Asian..................................       174          47        26.9          29        16.6          18       (2)           127  
 Hispanic or Latino ethnicity...........       697         296        42.4         224        32.1          71        24.2         402  
                                                                                                                                        
 Enrolled in college....................     2,121         811        38.2         667        31.5         143        17.7       1,310  
                                                                                                                                        
  Enrolled in 2-year college............       921         441        47.9         367        39.9          74        16.7         480  
  Enrolled in 4-year college............     1,200         370        30.8         300        25.0          70        18.8         830  
                                                                                                                                        
  Full-time students....................     1,863         632        33.9         523        28.1         109        17.2       1,231  
  Part-time students....................       258         179        69.2         144        55.9          35        19.3          79  
                                                                                                                                        
  Men...................................       994         342        34.4         272        27.4          70        20.4         652  
  Women.................................     1,127         469        41.6         395        35.1          74        15.7         658  
                                                                                                                                        
  White.................................     1,613         657        40.7         559        34.7          97        14.8         956  
  Black or African American.............       274          88        32.0          63        22.9          25        28.7         186  
  Asian.................................       143          29        20.0          19        13.1          10       (2)           114  
  Hispanic or Latino ethnicity..........       490         178        36.4         155        31.7          23        12.9         312  
                                                                                                                                        
 Not enrolled in college................     1,082         753        69.6         494        45.7         259        34.4         329  
                                                                                                                                        
  Men...................................       628         441        70.2         275        43.8         166        37.5         187  
  Women.................................       454         312        68.7         219        48.2          93        29.9         142  
                                                                                                                                        
  White.................................       808         572        70.8         414        51.2         159        27.7         236  
  Black or African American.............       197         139        70.8          60        30.8          79        56.6          57  
  Asian.................................        31          18       (2)            10       (2)             8       (2)            13  
  Hispanic or Latino ethnicity..........       207         117        56.6          69        33.2          49        41.4          90  
                                                                                                                                        
Total, 2011-12 high school dropouts (3)        370         174        47.2          88        23.8          86        49.6         195  
                                                                                                                                        
 Men....................................       192         111        57.9          60        31.1          52        46.3          81  
 Women..................................       178          63        35.5          28        15.9          35       (2)           115  
                                                                                                                                        
 White..................................       197          93        47.6          62        31.5          31        33.7         103  
 Black or African American..............       124          59        47.6          13        10.3          46       (2)            65  
 Asian..................................        19          18       (2)            10       (2)             8       (2)             1  
 Hispanic or Latino ethnicity...........       134          74        54.9          46        33.9          28       (2)            60  

   1 Data refer to persons who graduated from high school in January through October 2012.
   2 Data not shown where base is less than 75,000.
   3 Data refer to persons who dropped out of school between October 2011 and October 2012.
   NOTE: Detail for the above race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not
presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. Because of rounding, sums of
individual items may not equal totals.Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Dash
represents or rounds to zero.



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