April 12, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

High school grads not enrolled in college more likely to be in the labor force

Labor force participation rates, 2010 high school graduates and 2009-10 high school dropouts, 16 to 24 years old, by school enrollment and sex, October 2010
Characteristic Labor force participation rate (in percent)

High school graduates

 

Enrolled in college

 

Men

41.1

Women

38.9

Full-time students

36.7

Part-time students

71.3

Enrolled in 2-year college

52.4

Enrolled in 4-year college

32.0

Not enrolled in college

 

Men

79.0

Women

72.7

High school dropouts

 

Men

43.1

Women

66.0

These data are featured in the TED article, High school grads not enrolled in college more likely to be in the labor force.

 

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