Women in the Labor Force: A Databook (2010 Edition)

Table 30. Labor force status of 2009 high school graduates and 2008–09 high school dropouts 16 to 24 years old by school enrollment and sex, October 2009 (Numbers in thousands)
Characteristic Civilian
noninstitutional
population
Civilian labor force Not in
labor force
Total Percent of
population
Employed Unemployed
Total Percent of
population
Total Percent of
labor force

Total, 2009 high school graduates (1)

2,937 1,482 50.5 1,062 36.1 421 28.4 1,455

Women

1,531 758 49.5 549 35.8 210 27.7 772

Men

1,407 724 51.5 513 36.5 211 29.1 683

Enrolled in college

2,058 867 42.1 662 32.1 205 23.7 1,192

Percent of total 2009 graduates

70.1 58.5 - 62.3 - 48.7 - 81.9

Women

1,130 488 43.2 367 32.5 121 24.8 642

Percent of female 2009 graduates

73.8 64.4 - 66.8 - 57.6 - 83.2

Men

928 379 40.8 294 31.7 84 22.2 550

Percent of male 2009 graduates

66.0 52.3 - 57.3 - 39.8 - 80.5

Not enrolled in college

879 616 70.0 400 45.5 216 35.0 263

Percent of total 2009 graduates

29.9 41.6 - 37.7 - 51.3 - 18.1

Women

401 270 67.4 181 45.2 89 32.9 130

Percent of female 2009 graduates

26.2 35.6 - 33.0 - 42.4 - 16.8

Men

478 345 72.2 219 45.7 127 36.7 133

Percent of male 2009 graduates

34.0 47.7 - 42.7 - 60.2 - 19.5

Total, 2008-09 high school dropouts (2)

383 186 48.5 83 21.8 103 55.1 198

Women

179 61 34.2 27 15.2 34 (3) 117

Men

205 125 60.9 56 27.5 69 54.9 80

Footnotes:
(1) Data refer to persons who graduated from high school in January through October 2009.
(2) Data refer to persons who dropped out of school between October 2008 and October 2009.
(3) Data not shown where base is less than 75,000.

NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual items may not equal totals.

 

SOURCE: October 2009 School Enrollment supplement to the Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

Last Modified Date: March 16, 2011