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Table 4. Percent of weeks individuals were employed, unemployed, or not in the labor force from age 18 through age 28 in 1998-2013 by age, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Table 4. Percent of weeks individuals were employed, unemployed, or not in the labor
force from age 18 through age 28 in 1998-2013 by age, sex, race, and Hispanic or    
Latino ethnicity                                                                    
                                                                                    
                                                        Percent of total weeks       
                                                                                     
           Age and characteristic                                                    
                                                                                     
                                                                                Not in  
                                                                                labor   
                                                    Employed    Unemployed      force   
                                                                                     
Total, ages 18 to 28 in 1998-2013 ...............      73.5         6.3          20.2  
 Ages 18 to 21 in 1998-2006 .....................      66.7         6.5          26.8  
 Ages 22 to 24 in 2002-2009 .....................      76.7         5.8          17.5  
 Ages 25 to 28 in 2005-2013 .....................      77.8         6.7          15.5  
                                                                                     
Men, ages 18 to 28 in 1998-2013 .................      75.6         7.0          17.4  
 Ages 18 to 21 in 1998-2006 .....................      67.1         7.2          25.6  
 Ages 22 to 24 in 2002-2009 .....................      79.2         6.2          14.6  
 Ages 25 to 28 in 2005-2013 .....................      81.3         7.5          11.2  
                                                                                     
Women, ages 18 to 28 in 1998-2013 ...............      71.3         5.6          23.1  
 Ages 18 to 21 in 1998-2006 .....................      66.2         5.8          28.0  
 Ages 22 to 24 in 2002-2009 .....................      74.2         5.3          20.5  
 Ages 25 to 28 in 2005-2013 .....................      74.2         5.8          20.0  
                                                                                     
White non-Hispanic, ages 18 to 28 in 1998-2013 ..      76.2         5.2          18.6  
 Ages 18 to 21 in 1998-2006 .....................      70.1         5.2          24.6  
 Ages 22 to 24 in 2002-2009 .....................      79.1         4.9          16.0  
 Ages 25 to 28 in 2005-2013 .....................      80.1         5.5          14.4  
                                                                                    
Black non-Hispanic, ages 18 to 28 in 1998-2013 ..      63.4        10.9          25.6  
 Ages 18 to 21 in 1998-2006 .....................      55.2        11.3          33.6  
 Ages 22 to 24 in 2002-2009 .....................      67.4         9.8          22.9  
 Ages 25 to 28 in 2005-2013 .....................      68.8        11.7          19.5  
                                                                                    
Hispanic or Latino, ages 18 to 28 in 1998-2013 ..      72.6         6.7          20.7  
 Ages 18 to 21 in 1998-2006 .....................      65.5         7.5          27.1  
 Ages 22 to 24 in 2002-2009 .....................      76.4         5.6          18.1  
 Ages 25 to 28 in 2005-2013 .....................      77.0         6.6          16.4  
                           
   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.



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