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Table 393. Labor force participation, employment, and unemployment of persons 16 to 24 years old who are not enrolled in school, by age group, sex, race/ethnicity and educational attainment: 2008, 2009, and 2010
Age group, sex, race/ethnicity, and educational attainment Labor force participation Employment Unemployment
Labor force participation rate1 Number of participants (in thousands) Employment to population ratio2 Number employed (in thousands) Unemployment rate3 Number unemployed (in thousands)
2008 2009 2010 2010 2008 2009 2010 2010 2008 2009 2010 2010
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
16 to 19 years old                                                                      
All persons, all education levels 66.9   (0.36) 63.9 (0.43) 62.7   (0.36) 1,676   (18.7) 50.2   (0.39) 43.2   (0.34) 41.7   (0.34) 1,116   (15.3) 25.0   (0.37) 32.4   (0.47) 33.4   (0.49) 560   (10.1)
Less than high school completion 53.2   (0.64) 50.3 (0.64) 48.6   (0.62) 481   (10.0) 35.3   (0.64) 29.3   (0.56) 29.1   (0.51) 288   (7.1) 33.6   (0.87) 41.8   (0.87) 40.2   (0.79) 193   (5.5)
High school completion4 75.0   (0.43) 71.9 (0.52) 70.2   (0.49) 995   (13.7) 58.1   (0.49) 50.3   (0.53) 47.5   (0.53) 673   (11.1) 22.4   (0.45) 30.1   (0.56) 32.4   (0.69) 322   (8.5)
At least some college 80.9   (0.91) 75.1 (1.02) 75.1   (0.99) 200   (5.5) 69.2   (1.01) 60.2   (1.08) 58.1   (1.12) 155   (5.1) 14.5   (0.97) 19.9   (1.04) 22.6   (1.08) 45   (2.3)
                                                                       
Male, all education levels 69.9   (0.44) 66.1 (0.52) 65.2   (0.49) 982   (12.6) 52.1   (0.48) 44.2   (0.47) 42.5   (0.48) 640   (10.1) 25.5   (0.44) 33.2   (0.60) 34.8   (0.62) 342   (7.6)
Less than high school completion 57.8   (0.82) 54.6 (0.80) 53.0   (0.86) 318   (8.1) 38.9   (0.91) 32.5   (0.83) 32.3   (0.82) 194   (6.1) 32.7   (1.10) 40.5   (1.18) 39.0   (1.12) 124   (4.7)
High school completion4 78.0   (0.57) 74.1 (0.67) 73.1   (0.65) 572   (9.7) 60.1   (0.73) 51.0   (0.70) 48.1   (0.61) 376   (7.2) 23.0   (0.69) 31.2   (0.81) 34.2   (0.80) 195   (6.0)
At least some college 81.6   (1.48) 73.0 (1.54) 74.3   (1.51) 92   (3.6) 70.2   (1.68) 59.0   (1.79) 55.9   (1.59) 70   (3.3) 14.0   (1.46) 19.1   (1.68) 24.8   (1.51) 23   (1.5)
                                                                       
Female, all education levels 63.0   (0.53) 61.1 (0.64) 59.5   (0.52) 694   (11.4) 47.7   (0.60) 41.9   (0.54) 40.8   (0.56) 476   (10.0) 24.4   (0.70) 31.5   (0.70) 31.4   (0.72) 218   (5.7)
Less than high school completion 46.7   (1.00) 44.3 (1.04) 41.8   (0.91) 163   (5.1) 30.4   (0.94) 24.7   (0.79) 24.0   (0.84) 94   (3.8) 35.0   (1.36) 44.2   (1.59) 42.4   (1.46) 69   (3.2)
High school completion4 71.1   (0.72) 69.2 (0.78) 66.7   (0.69) 424   (8.8) 55.7   (0.75) 49.5   (0.83) 46.7   (0.83) 297   (8.0) 21.7   (0.75) 28.5   (0.77) 29.9   (0.99) 127   (4.6)
At least some college 80.3   (1.37) 77.1 (1.41) 75.7   (1.25) 108   (4.2) 68.3   (1.57) 61.3   (1.52) 60.1   (1.52) 86   (3.9) 14.9   (1.37) 20.5   (1.48) 20.7   (1.56) 22   (1.8)
                                                                       
White, all education levels 72.0   (0.47) 69.3 (0.51) 67.5   (0.45) 866   (11.6) 55.4   (0.53) 48.6   (0.45) 46.2   (0.51) 594   (10.3) 23.0   (0.51) 29.8   (0.55) 31.5   (0.62) 272   (6.0)
Less than high school completion 56.3   (0.87) 53.0 (0.73) 49.4   (0.88) 201   (6.0) 37.2   (0.87) 30.2   (0.81) 29.1   (0.72) 119   (4.2) 33.9   (1.25) 43.0   (1.42) 41.0   (1.16) 82   (3.4)
High school completion4 79.8   (0.56) 76.8 (0.58) 74.8   (0.52) 549   (8.8) 63.5   (0.69) 56.1   (0.59) 52.2   (0.73) 383   (7.9) 20.4   (0.55) 27.0   (0.64) 30.3   (0.86) 166   (5.3)
At least some college 82.4   (1.25) 79.9 (1.25) 81.2   (1.06) 116   (4.4) 72.1   (1.35) 66.0   (1.32) 64.7   (1.56) 92   (4.0) 12.5   (1.21) 17.4   (1.18) 20.4   (1.51) 24   (2.0)
                                                                       
Black, all education levels 57.0   (0.95) 52.7 (1.02) 52.6   (0.97) 247   (6.7) 34.9   (1.04) 28.6   (0.88) 26.6   (0.88) 125   (5.0) 38.7   (1.44) 45.8   (1.32) 49.5   (1.32) 122   (4.3)
Less than high school completion 41.0   (1.46) 38.4 (1.47) 37.1   (1.48) 70   (3.8) 18.9   (1.22) 16.1   (1.21) 14.1   (1.04) 26   (2.2) 53.8   (2.52) 58.1   (2.74) 62.1   (2.27) 43   (2.7)
High school completion4 66.6   (1.29) 61.2 (1.38) 62.6   (1.39) 149   (5.0) 44.2   (1.28) 35.1   (1.18) 33.3   (1.23) 79   (3.8) 33.6   (1.44) 42.7   (1.63) 46.7   (1.68) 70   (3.3)
At least some college 80.5   (2.63) 68.2 (2.81) 65.9   (2.86) 28   (2.1) 60.7   (3.64) 47.2   (2.93) 44.0   (2.99) 19   (1.8) 24.7   (3.69) 30.8   (3.58) 33.2   (3.64) 9   (1.2)
                                                                       
Hispanic, all education levels 65.1   (0.64) 63.2 (0.79) 61.8   (0.76) 461   (8.9) 51.9   (0.79) 44.1   (0.68) 44.2   (0.80) 329   (7.4) 20.2   (0.74) 30.1   (0.88) 28.6   (0.97) 132   (5.3)
Less than high school completion 58.1   (0.99) 55.8 (1.32) 55.2   (1.19) 188   (5.7) 45.0   (1.04) 37.1   (1.09) 38.3   (1.12) 130   (4.7) 22.6   (1.10) 33.5   (1.39) 30.7   (1.48) 58   (3.3)
High school completion4 70.8   (1.06) 69.7 (1.06) 66.9   (1.21) 231   (6.7) 57.3   (1.25) 49.2   (1.20) 48.0   (1.13) 166   (5.0) 19.0   (1.11) 29.4   (1.34) 28.2   (1.27) 65   (3.9)
At least some college 77.3   (2.04) 70.8 (2.37) 70.2   (2.49) 42   (2.6) 65.7   (2.35) 58.6   (2.75) 55.6   (2.79) 33   (2.5) 15.1   (2.09) 17.2   (2.41) 20.7   (2.56) 9   (1.1)
                                                                       
Asian, all education levels 58.8   (2.86) 50.8 (2.61) 55.3   (2.92) 30   (2.5) 47.3   (2.62) 35.5   (2.65) 39.5   (2.70) 21   (2.0) 19.6   (2.80) 30.1   (3.49) 28.5   (3.03) 8   (1.1)
Less than high school completion 43.1   (5.22) 38.9 (3.88) 38.5   (5.13) 5   (1.0) 32.0   (4.44) 26.3   (3.74) 26.2   (4.81) 4   (0.8) 25.7   (5.97) 32.4   (6.77) 31.8   (7.67) 2   (0.5)
High school completion4 68.0   (4.05) 57.3 (4.36) 60.2   (3.81) 17   (2.0) 53.7   (3.75) 39.2   (4.28) 40.6   (3.52) 11   (1.5) 20.9   (3.94) 31.6   (4.47) 32.5   (4.35) 5   (1.0)
At least some college 65.8   (7.26) 61.7 (6.28) 64.5   (5.61) 7   (1.1) 60.3   (7.14) 48.1   (6.72) 53.9   (6.16) 6   (1.0) 8.5   (3.96) 22.0 ! (7.08) 16.5 ! (5.23) 1 ! (0.4)
                                                                       
American Indian/Alaska Native, all                                                                      
education levels 48.4   (3.38) 56.5 (3.17) 44.0   (3.34) 17   (1.5) 36.2   (3.58) 33.6   (2.79) 28.5   (2.87) 11   (1.2) 25.2   (3.95) 40.5   (4.04) 35.3   (4.18) 6   (0.9)
Less than high school completion 29.8   (3.93) 45.2 (4.78) 30.4   (4.50) 5   (0.8) 16.4   (3.11) 21.5   (3.68) 15.7   (3.21) 3   (0.6) 45.0   (8.06) 52.4   (7.26) 48.3   (7.43) 3   (0.6)
High school completion4 65.3   (4.33) 66.9 (4.43) 55.6   (4.89) 10   (1.2) 53.9   (4.97) 47.1   (4.70) 38.4   (4.64) 7   (0.9) 17.5   (3.90) 29.6   (4.29) 30.9   (5.48) 3   (0.7)
At least some college   (†) 67.7 (10.57)   (†)   (†) 64.2   (13.48) 30.8 ! (9.73) 44.8   (10.11) 1 ! (0.4) 11.9   (7.16) 54.5   (12.25)   (†) #   (†)
                                                                       
20 to 24 years old                                                                      
All persons, all education levels 81.9   (0.14) 81.0 (0.15) 80.2   (0.14) 9,806   (35.0) 71.7   (0.16) 66.6   (0.17) 65.3   (0.18) 7,983   (34.4) 12.4   (0.13) 17.8   (0.15) 18.6   (0.17) 1,823   (17.4)
Less than high school completion 67.2   (0.36) 65.9 (0.34) 65.5   (0.38) 1,507   (19.8) 53.1   (0.38) 47.3   (0.39) 46.3   (0.41) 1,066   (16.6) 21.0   (0.42) 28.2   (0.48) 29.3   (0.53) 442   (9.4)
High school completion4 80.9   (0.22) 79.7 (0.26) 78.8   (0.20) 3,916   (23.7) 69.4   (0.26) 63.1   (0.28) 61.6   (0.28) 3,061   (22.1) 14.2   (0.21) 20.8   (0.26) 21.8   (0.30) 855   (12.6)
Some college, no degree 86.9   (0.25) 86.3 (0.30) 85.0   (0.30) 2,391   (21.3) 78.5   (0.31) 73.8   (0.41) 72.1   (0.39) 2,029   (20.7) 9.7   (0.25) 14.5   (0.31) 15.2   (0.31) 363   (7.6)
Associate's degree 92.6   (0.43) 92.1 (0.43) 90.6   (0.47) 497   (8.5) 87.1   (0.61) 83.5   (0.56) 82.3   (0.60) 451   (8.0) 5.9   (0.47) 9.3   (0.46) 9.2   (0.55) 46   (2.9)
Bachelor's or higher degree 94.0   (0.22) 93.5 (0.26) 93.3   (0.26) 1,495   (16.3) 89.2   (0.27) 86.5   (0.34) 86.0   (0.34) 1,377   (15.4) 5.1   (0.23) 7.5   (0.23) 7.9   (0.28) 118   (4.4)
                                                                       
Male, all education levels 85.3   (0.17) 84.2 (0.21) 83.0   (0.19) 5,463   (24.5) 74.2   (0.21) 67.7   (0.29) 66.3   (0.23) 4,366   (23.9) 13.0   (0.19) 19.6   (0.23) 20.1   (0.22) 1,097   (12.9)
Less than high school completion 74.6   (0.40) 73.5 (0.43) 71.8   (0.47) 1,017   (15.1) 59.7   (0.57) 53.3   (0.51) 51.8   (0.55) 733   (13.4) 20.0   (0.56) 27.5   (0.57) 27.8   (0.63) 283   (7.1)
High school completion4 84.9   (0.30) 83.9 (0.31) 82.6   (0.30) 2,361   (17.4) 72.9   (0.36) 65.4   (0.44) 63.9   (0.36) 1,826   (15.2) 14.2   (0.29) 22.0   (0.39) 22.7   (0.35) 535   (9.5)
Some college, no degree 90.7   (0.31) 89.1 (0.45) 87.4   (0.41) 1,221   (16.2) 81.6   (0.47) 75.3   (0.60) 73.4   (0.54) 1,024   (14.7) 10.0   (0.37) 15.5   (0.44) 16.1   (0.43) 196   (5.7)
Associate's degree 95.1   (0.54) 94.8 (0.61) 92.9   (0.66) 236   (6.0) 89.3   (0.93) 84.8   (0.92) 83.4   (0.83) 212   (5.9) 6.1   (0.75) 10.6   (0.74) 10.3   (0.83) 24   (2.0)
Bachelor's or higher degree 95.2   (0.33) 94.3 (0.36) 95.3   (0.34) 629   (9.6) 89.7   (0.46) 85.9   (0.51) 86.5   (0.56) 570   (8.9) 5.8   (0.38) 8.9   (0.38) 9.3   (0.50) 58   (3.4)
                                                                       
Female, all education levels 77.9   (0.23) 77.1 (0.22) 76.9   (0.23) 4,343   (22.8) 68.8   (0.27) 65.2   (0.23) 64.0   (0.29) 3,617   (23.2) 11.6   (0.20) 15.5   (0.24) 16.7   (0.25) 726   (11.0)
Less than high school completion 55.9   (0.63) 54.1 (0.56) 55.5   (0.73) 491   (10.1) 43.0   (0.65) 38.0   (0.59) 37.6   (0.79) 332   (9.2) 23.0   (0.75) 29.7   (0.89) 32.3   (0.96) 159   (5.0)
High school completion4 75.4   (0.42) 73.9 (0.40) 73.6   (0.33) 1,555   (15.8) 64.7   (0.48) 60.0   (0.43) 58.5   (0.43) 1,235   (13.7) 14.2   (0.36) 18.8   (0.44) 20.6   (0.50) 320   (8.8)
Some college, no degree 83.3   (0.43) 83.6 (0.43) 82.7   (0.44) 1,171   (15.6) 75.4   (0.47) 72.4   (0.53) 70.9   (0.52) 1,004   (14.5) 9.5   (0.33) 13.4   (0.41) 14.2   (0.39) 166   (4.9)
Associate's degree 90.5   (0.68) 89.5 (0.65) 88.6   (0.73) 260   (6.1) 85.3   (0.75) 82.3   (0.84) 81.3   (0.92) 239   (6.0) 5.7   (0.55) 8.1   (0.73) 8.3   (0.72) 22   (1.9)
Bachelor's or higher degree 93.2   (0.31) 93.0 (0.38) 92.0   (0.35) 866   (12.2) 88.8   (0.39) 86.9   (0.43) 85.6   (0.44) 806   (12.2) 4.7   (0.28) 6.6   (0.30) 6.9   (0.32) 60   (2.7)
                                                                       
White, all education levels 85.7   (0.19) 84.9 (0.18) 84.0   (0.19) 5,577   (23.6) 76.9   (0.22) 71.9   (0.24) 70.9   (0.22) 4,706   (23.0) 10.3   (0.17) 15.2   (0.19) 15.6   (0.17) 870   (9.7)
Less than high school completion 68.9   (0.56) 67.1 (0.59) 65.2   (0.67) 510   (9.2) 53.3   (0.64) 46.8   (0.69) 44.9   (0.70) 351   (7.8) 22.7   (0.77) 30.2   (0.80) 31.1   (0.88) 159   (5.3)
High school completion4 83.8   (0.33) 82.6 (0.34) 81.5   (0.27) 2,155   (17.2) 73.4   (0.37) 66.9   (0.42) 65.3   (0.38) 1,727   (16.7) 12.5   (0.26) 19.0   (0.36) 19.8   (0.38) 428   (8.4)
Some college, no degree 88.3   (0.31) 88.1 (0.35) 86.8   (0.36) 1,427   (15.8) 81.5   (0.39) 77.3   (0.46) 75.5   (0.48) 1,242   (15.3) 7.7   (0.31) 12.2   (0.34) 13.0   (0.37) 185   (5.5)
Associate's degree 94.4   (0.41) 93.6 (0.45) 92.5   (0.49) 357   (6.3) 89.8   (0.62) 86.7   (0.57) 86.2   (0.59) 333   (6.2) 4.9   (0.46) 7.4   (0.48) 6.9   (0.52) 25   (1.9)
Bachelor's or higher degree 95.5   (0.22) 95.0 (0.29) 95.4   (0.23) 1,127   (12.4) 91.2   (0.28) 88.5   (0.37) 89.1   (0.33) 1,053   (12.0) 4.5   (0.24) 6.8   (0.26) 6.6   (0.26) 74   (3.0)
                                                                       
Black, all education levels 73.0   (0.44) 72.3 (0.46) 71.4   (0.44) 1,321   (13.6) 55.9   (0.48) 50.7   (0.47) 48.5   (0.48) 896   (11.6) 23.5   (0.48) 29.9   (0.47) 32.2   (0.57) 425   (8.8)
Less than high school completion 53.1   (0.98) 52.5 (1.07) 50.2   (1.14) 202   (6.6) 32.1   (1.04) 26.9   (0.83) 24.0   (0.82) 97   (4.1) 39.5   (1.57) 48.7   (1.28) 52.1   (1.24) 105   (4.2)
High school completion4 73.8   (0.67) 71.8 (0.67) 71.8   (0.63) 601   (10.0) 56.0   (0.78) 48.9   (0.78) 47.1   (0.75) 394   (8.2) 24.1   (0.71) 31.9   (0.87) 34.5   (0.86) 207   (6.3)
Some college, no degree 84.4   (0.76) 84.3 (0.87) 83.4   (0.71) 380   (8.5) 69.3   (0.89) 64.6   (1.05) 63.7   (0.90) 290   (7.1) 17.9   (0.84) 23.4   (0.87) 23.6   (0.94) 90   (4.3)
Associate's degree 87.4   (1.55) 88.2 (2.37) 85.5   (2.18) 41   (2.7) 75.8   (2.14) 73.3   (3.32) 68.9   (2.68) 33   (2.4) 13.3   (2.29) 16.9   (2.69) 19.3   (2.66) 8   (1.2)
Bachelor's or higher degree 91.6   (1.28) 92.1 (1.23) 91.1   (1.30) 98   (4.0) 83.7   (1.43) 83.7   (1.56) 77.1   (1.72) 83   (3.8) 8.6   (1.10) 9.1   (1.18) 15.4   (1.43) 15   (1.5)
                                                                       
Hispanic, all education levels 78.3   (0.30) 78.1 (0.29) 77.8   (0.28) 2,309   (17.6) 69.6   (0.33) 65.0   (0.33) 64.1   (0.34) 1,903   (16.8) 11.1   (0.24) 16.7   (0.33) 17.6   (0.38) 406   (9.4)
Less than high school completion 71.8   (0.54) 71.3 (0.52) 72.2   (0.53) 720   (15.1) 62.2   (0.61) 57.7   (0.58) 57.1   (0.60) 569   (13.4) 13.3   (0.59) 19.0   (0.64) 20.9   (0.71) 151   (5.8)
High school completion4 79.2   (0.49) 79.2 (0.50) 78.4   (0.46) 954   (11.4) 70.3   (0.51) 65.3   (0.56) 64.4   (0.53) 784   (10.1) 11.2   (0.44) 17.5   (0.54) 17.8   (0.53) 170   (5.7)
Some college, no degree 85.2   (0.62) 84.4 (0.76) 82.7   (0.77) 438   (9.4) 77.5   (0.77) 72.7   (0.99) 70.6   (0.82) 374   (8.3) 9.0   (0.63) 13.9   (0.76) 14.6   (0.59) 64   (3.0)
Associate's degree 87.7   (1.77) 88.7 (1.18) 87.7   (1.44) 72   (3.5) 83.6   (2.09) 77.6   (1.82) 76.0   (1.81) 62   (3.4) 4.8   (1.21) 12.5   (1.99) 13.4   (1.63) 10   (1.2)
Bachelor's or higher degree 90.0   (1.09) 89.4 (1.23) 87.7   (1.03) 125   (3.9) 83.9   (1.37) 81.2   (1.58) 79.8   (1.34) 114   (3.4) 6.8   (0.98) 9.1   (1.10) 9.0   (0.98) 11   (1.4)
                                                                       
Asian, all education levels 82.2   (0.87) 78.2 (0.94) 79.1   (1.00) 279   (7.5) 74.0   (0.98) 67.2   (1.07) 67.4   (1.06) 238   (6.9) 10.0   (0.76) 14.1   (0.88) 14.8   (0.80) 41   (2.4)
Less than high school completion 74.7   (2.79) 64.8 (2.83) 66.5   (3.14) 25   (2.2) 65.5   (3.18) 50.3   (3.45) 48.8   (3.41) 19   (1.8) 12.3   (2.73) 22.4   (4.02) 26.6   (3.69) 7   (1.2)
High school completion4 79.7   (1.72) 76.3 (2.20) 78.2   (1.93) 71   (3.5) 68.2   (2.18) 63.6   (2.37) 64.6   (2.19) 59   (3.3) 14.4   (1.74) 16.7   (1.63) 17.4   (2.01) 12   (1.5)
Some college, no degree 82.7   (1.61) 77.7 (2.16) 79.2   (1.87) 61   (3.5) 74.6   (1.66) 67.7   (2.13) 70.4   (2.03) 54   (3.3) 9.7   (1.37) 12.9   (2.06) 11.2   (1.20) 7   (0.8)
Associate's degree 83.3   (3.93) 83.2 (3.41) 84.7   (3.31) 15   (1.7) 75.5   (4.50) 72.4   (4.34) 70.4   (3.70) 13   (1.4) 9.4   (3.31) 12.9 ! (3.90) 16.8   (3.26) 3   (0.6)
Bachelor's or higher degree 85.4   (1.35) 83.5 (1.28) 82.6   (1.28) 107   (3.8) 79.4   (1.62) 74.1   (1.67) 72.7   (1.49) 94   (3.4) 7.1   (0.91) 11.2   (1.08) 12.0   (0.99) 13   (1.2)
                                                                       
American Indian/Alaska Native, all
   education levels
71.0   (1.77) 66.8 (1.90) 67.7   (1.96) 79   (3.2) 56.3   (1.89) 48.1   (1.83) 45.1   (1.71) 52   (2.5) 20.7   (2.03) 27.9   (2.11) 33.4   (2.12) 26   (2.1)
Less than high school completion 58.3   (3.77) 48.5 (4.12) 54.0   (4.60) 17   (1.8) 40.6   (3.98) 26.1   (3.70) 24.0   (3.00) 7   (1.1) 30.4   (4.94) 46.2   (5.02) 55.7   (5.32) 9   (1.4)
High school completion4 70.5   (2.48) 71.9 (2.61) 69.6   (2.20) 37   (2.2) 59.4   (2.51) 52.2   (2.75) 47.4   (2.57) 25   (2.0) 15.7   (2.28) 27.4   (2.94) 32.0   (3.00) 12   (1.3)
Some college, no degree 79.3   (3.41) 69.0 (3.80) 74.4   (4.82) 19   (1.9) 62.5   (4.05) 55.0   (4.08) 56.0   (3.63) 15   (1.5) 21.2   (3.98) 20.2   (3.88) 24.7   (4.22) 5   (1.0)
Associate's degree 85.8   (6.34) 86.8 (5.30) 80.3 ! (8.90) 2   (0.5) 50.9   (11.21) 68.6   (8.53) 70.4   (9.36) 2   (0.5) 40.7   (12.12) 20.9 ! (8.39)   (†)   (†)
Bachelor's or higher degree 98.0   (1.53) 90.7 (4.95) 99.5   (0.53) 3   (0.7) 89.8   (6.72) 83.1   (6.26) 96.2   (3.64) 3   (0.7)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
†Not applicable.
#Rounds to zero.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater.
‡Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1 Percentage of the civilian population who are employed or seeking employment.
2 Number of persons employed as a percentage of the civilian population.
3 The percentage of persons in the civilian labor force who are not working and who made specific efforts to find employment sometime during the prior 4 weeks.
4 Includes equivalency credentials, such as the General Educational Development (GED) credential.
NOTE: Table excludes persons enrolled in school. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Totals include racial/ethnic groups not separately shown. Standard errors appear in parentheses and were computed using replicate weights.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2008, 2009, and 2010, unpublished tabulations. (This table was prepared October 2011.)

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