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Table 3. Percent of weeks individuals were employed, unemployed, or not in the labor force from age 18 through age 28 in 1998-2013 by educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Table 3. Percent of weeks individuals were employed, unemployed, or not in the labor
force from age 18 through age 28 in 1998-2013 by educational attainment, sex, race, 
and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                    
                                                                                    
                                                Percent of total weeks while ages   
                                                       18 to 28 in 1998-2013      
           Characteristic                                                           
                                                                                    
                                                                             Not in 
                                                                             labor  
                                                 Employed    Unemployed      force  
                                                                                    
Total, ages 18 to 28 in 1998-2013 ...........      73.5          6.3          20.2  
 Less than a high school diploma ............      53.2         12.4          34.4  
 High school graduates, no college (1) ......      70.9          8.4          20.6  
 Some college or associate degree ...........      76.0          6.4          17.6  
 Bachelor's degree and higher (2) ...........      77.6          3.0          19.4  
                                                                                    
Men .........................................      75.6          7.0          17.4  
 Less than a high school diploma ............      62.7         13.6          23.8  
 High school graduates, no college (1) ......      75.2          9.2          15.6  
 Some college or associate degree ...........      79.1          6.6          14.3  
 Bachelor's degree and higher (2) ...........      75.3          3.1          21.5  
                                                                                    
Women .......................................      71.3          5.6          23.1  
 Less than a high school diploma ............      41.0         11.0          48.1  
 High school graduates, no college (1) ......      65.0          7.3          27.7  
 Some college or associate degree ...........      72.8          6.2          21.0  
 Bachelor's degree and higher (2) ...........      79.3          2.9          17.7  
                                                                                    
White, non-Hispanic .........................      76.2          5.2          18.6  
 Less than a high school diploma ............      57.2         12.0          30.8  
 High school graduates, no college (1) ......      75.1          7.0          17.8  
 Some college or associate degree ...........      77.9          5.3          16.8  
 Bachelor's degree and higher (2) ...........      78.7          2.7          18.7  
                                                                                    
Black, non-Hispanic .........................      63.4         10.9          25.6  
 Less than a high school diploma ............      38.9         16.7          44.4  
 High school graduates, no college (1) ......      58.6         12.7          28.6  
 Some college or associate degree ...........      68.4         10.7          20.9  
 Bachelor's degree and higher (2) ...........  	   74.6          4.8          20.6  
                                                                                    
Hispanic or Latino ..........................      72.6          6.7          20.7  
 Less than a high school diploma ............      59.1          9.5          31.4  
 High school graduates, no college (1) ......      69.4          8.5          22.1  
 Some college or associate degree ...........      77.3          5.7          17.0  
 Bachelor's degree and higher (2) ...........      75.6          4.1          20.4  
                                                                                    
   1 Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent (General Education
Development (GED)) credential.
   2 Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degrees or professional
degrees, such as law or medical degrees.
   NOTE: This table excludes individuals who had not yet turned age 29 when
interviewed in 2013-14. The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 consists of
young men and women who were ages 12 to 16 on December 31, 1996. Race and Hispanic
or Latino ethnicity groups are mutually exclusive but not exhaustive. Other race
groups, which are included in the overall totals, are not shown separately because
their representation in the survey sample is not sufficiently large to provide
statistically reliable estimates. Educational attainment is determined during the
month of the respondent's 29th birthday.



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