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Table 2. Labor force status of persons 16 to 24 years old by school enrollment, educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, October 2012

Table 2. Labor force status of persons 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, 16 to 24 years...................    38,800      21,466        55.3      18,167        46.8       3,299        15.4      17,334  
                                                                                                                                        
 Enrolled in school.....................    22,718       8,717        38.4       7,520        33.1       1,196        13.7      14,002  
                                                                                                                                        
  Enrolled in high school (1)...........    10,033       2,262        22.5       1,742        17.4         520        23.0       7,771  
                                                                                                                                        
   Men..................................     5,209       1,093        21.0         822        15.8         271        24.8       4,116  
   Women................................     4,824       1,169        24.2         920        19.1         249        21.3       3,656  
                                                                                                                                        
   White................................     7,327       1,777        24.2       1,424        19.4         353        19.8       5,550  
   Black or African American............     1,652         338        20.4         206        12.4         132        39.1       1,314  
   Asian................................       502          39         7.7          35         6.9           4       (2)           463  
   Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.........     2,179         338        15.5         228        10.4         110        32.7       1,841  
                                                                                                                                        
  Enrolled in college...................    12,685       6,454        50.9       5,778        45.6         676        10.5       6,231  
                                                                                                                                        
   Enrolled in 2-year college...........     3,956       2,234        56.5       1,912        48.3         322        14.4       1,722  
   Enrolled in 4-year college...........     8,729       4,220        48.3       3,866        44.3         354         8.4       4,509  
                                                                                                                                        
   Full-time students...................    10,819       4,948        45.7       4,440        41.0         509        10.3       5,871  
   Part-time students...................     1,866       1,506        80.7       1,338        71.7         167        11.1         360  
                                                                                                                                        
   Men..................................     5,842       2,897        49.6       2,579        44.2         318        11.0       2,945  
   Women................................     6,843       3,558        52.0       3,199        46.7         358        10.1       3,286  
                                                                                                                                        
   White................................     9,472       4,938        52.1       4,513        47.6         425         8.6       4,535  
   Black or African American............     1,716         837        48.8         682        39.8         155        18.5         879  
   Asian................................       937         377        40.2         341        36.3          36         9.6         561  
   Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.........     2,459       1,240        50.4       1,114        45.3         126        10.2       1,218  
                                                                                                                                        
 Not enrolled in school.................    16,082      12,749        79.3      10,647        66.2       2,102        16.5       3,333  
  16 to 19 years........................     2,982       2,033        68.2       1,421        47.7         611        30.1         950  
  20 to 24 years........................    13,099      10,716        81.8       9,225        70.4       1,491        13.9       2,383  
                                                                                                                                        
  Men...................................     8,506       7,108        83.6       5,896        69.3       1,212        17.0       1,398  
   Less than a high school diploma......     1,427       1,045        73.2         744        52.1         301        28.8         382  
   High school graduates, no college (3)     4,089       3,344        81.8       2,709        66.2         635        19.0         746  
   Some college or associate degree.....     2,043       1,830        89.5       1,625        79.5         204        11.2         214  
   Bachelor's degree and higher (4).....       946         890        94.1         818        86.5          72         8.0          56  
                                                                                                                                        
  Women.................................     7,575       5,641        74.5       4,750        62.7         891        15.8       1,934  
   Less than a high school diploma......     1,135         568        50.0         405        35.6         163        28.7         568  
   High school graduates, no college(3)      3,025       2,135        70.6       1,674        55.3         462        21.6         889  
   Some college or associate degree.....     2,112       1,715        81.2       1,526        72.2         190        11.1         397  
   Bachelor's degree and higher (4).....     1,304       1,222        93.8       1,146        87.9          76         6.2          81  
                                                                                                                                        
  White.................................    12,145       9,914        81.6       8,515        70.1       1,398        14.1       2,231  
  Black or African American.............     2,606       1,866        71.6       1,320        50.7         546        29.2         739  
  Asian.................................       536         379        70.7         327        60.9          53        13.9         157  
  Hispanic or Latino ethnicity..........     3,563       2,659        74.6       2,187        61.4         472        17.8         904  

   1 Includes a small number of persons enrolled in grades below high school.
   2 Data not shown where base is less than 75,000.
   3 Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
   4 Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.
  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.



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