Digest of Education Statistics
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Table 369. Unemployment rate of persons 16 years old and over, by age, sex, race/ethnicity, and educational attainment: 2004, 2005, and 2006
Sex, race/ethnicity, and educational attainment Unemployment rate, 2004 Unemployment rate, 2005 Unemployment rate, 2006
16- to 24-year-olds1  25 years
old and over
16- to 24-year-olds1  25 years
old and over
16- to 24-year-olds1  25 years
old and over
Total 16 to 19 years 20 to 24 years Total 16 to 19 years 20 to 24 years Total 16 to 19 years 20 to 24 years
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
All persons, all education levels 11.9 (0.17) 17.0 (0.34) 9.4 (0.18) 4.4 (0.04) 11.3 (0.16) 16.6 (0.34) 8.8 (0.18) 4.0 (0.04) 10.5 (0.16) 15.4 (0.29) 8.2 (0.17) 3.6 (0.04)
Less than high school completion 18.8 (0.39) 20.0 (0.49) 16.4 (0.65) 8.5 (0.19) 18.5 (0.39) 19.6 (0.49) 16.2 (0.66) 7.6 (0.18) 16.6 (0.38) 17.5 (0.41) 14.3 (0.64) 6.8 (0.17)
High school completion, no college 12.4 (0.31) 15.8 (0.65) 11.1 (0.35) 5.0 (0.09) 12.1 (0.31) 15.6 (0.65) 10.7 (0.34) 4.7 (0.08) 12.0 (0.31) 15.7 (0.57) 10.5 (0.34) 4.3 (0.08)
Some college, no degree 7.8 (0.26) 9.1 (0.64) 7.5 (0.28) 4.5 (0.11) 7.0 (0.24) 9.1 (0.61) 6.5 (0.26) 4.2 (0.10) 6.3 (0.23) 8.1 (0.53) 5.9 (0.25) 3.9 (0.10)
Associate's degree 6.1 (0.57) (†) 5.9 (0.57) 3.7 (0.13) 6.2 (0.56) (†) 6.1 (0.56) 3.3 (0.12) 5.2 (0.50) (†) 5.1 (0.50) 3.0 (0.12)
Bachelor's or higher degree 5.6 (0.39) (†) 5.6 (0.39) 2.7 (0.06) 5.0 (0.37) (†) 5.0 (0.38) 2.3 (0.06) 5.1 (0.37) (†) 5.1 (0.37) 2.0 (0.05)
                                                 
Male, all education levels 12.6 (0.23) 18.4 (0.49) 10.1 (0.25) 4.4 (0.06) 12.4 (0.23) 18.6 (0.49) 9.6 (0.25) 3.8 (0.06) 11.2 (0.22) 16.9 (0.42) 8.7 (0.24) 3.5 (0.05)
Less than high school completion 18.8 (0.51) 21.4 (0.68) 14.7 (0.74) 7.6 (0.23) 19.0 (0.51) 21.7 (0.69) 14.5 (0.75) 6.4 (0.21) 16.4 (0.48) 18.7 (0.58) 12.3 (0.71) 6.1 (0.20)
High school completion, no college 12.7 (0.41) 16.4 (0.90) 11.4 (0.45) 5.1 (0.12) 12.5 (0.40) 17.1 (0.93) 11.0 (0.44) 4.6 (0.11) 12.3 (0.40) 17.0 (0.81) 10.6 (0.43) 4.3 (0.11)
Some college, no degree 8.7 (0.39) 10.2 (1.01) 8.4 (0.42) 4.4 (0.15) 8.0 (0.37) 10.2 (0.96) 7.5 (0.40) 3.9 (0.14) 6.8 (0.34) 9.5 (0.88) 6.3 (0.36) 3.5 (0.13)
Associate's degree 5.7 (0.83) (†) 5.6 (0.83) 4.0 (0.20) 6.0 (0.79) (†) 6.0 (0.81) 3.3 (0.18) 6.4 (0.79) (†) 6.5 (0.81) 3.0 (0.17)
Bachelor's or higher degree 5.9 (0.60) (†) 5.9 (0.60) 2.7 (0.08) 5.7 (0.61) (†) 5.8 (0.61) 2.3 (0.08) 5.7 (0.60) (†) 5.7 (0.60) 1.9 (0.07)
                                                 
Female, all education levels 11.0 (0.22) 15.5 (0.45) 8.7 (0.25) 4.4 (0.06) 10.1 (0.21) 14.5 (0.43) 7.9 (0.24) 4.2 (0.06) 9.7 (0.21) 13.8 (0.40) 7.6 (0.23) 3.7 (0.06)
Less than high school completion 18.9 (0.57) 18.4 (0.66) 20.1 (1.17) 10.0 (0.33) 17.9 (0.56) 17.2 (0.64) 19.8 (1.18) 9.7 (0.32) 16.8 (0.55) 16.3 (0.58) 18.7 (1.19) 7.9 (0.29)
High school completion, no college 12.1 (0.45) 15.2 (0.87) 10.6 (0.51) 4.9 (0.12) 11.5 (0.44) 14.2 (0.85) 10.2 (0.50) 4.8 (0.12) 11.5 (0.45) 14.2 (0.80) 10.3 (0.52) 4.3 (0.11)
Some college, no degree 7.1 (0.32) 8.4 (0.77) 6.8 (0.35) 4.7 (0.15) 6.0 (0.30) 8.2 (0.74) 5.5 (0.32) 4.5 (0.15) 5.9 (0.29) 7.1 (0.65) 5.5 (0.32) 4.3 (0.14)
Associate's degree 6.3 (0.74) (†) 6.2 (0.74) 3.4 (0.17) 6.4 (0.72) (†) 6.2 (0.73) 3.3 (0.16) 4.1 (0.58) (†) 3.9 (0.58) 3.1 (0.15)
Bachelor's or higher degree 5.3 (0.47) (†) 5.3 (0.47) 2.7 (0.09) 4.5 (0.44) (†) 4.5 (0.44) 2.4 (0.08) 4.7 (0.44) (†) 4.6 (0.44) 2.1 (0.07)
                                                 
White, all education levels 9.8 (0.19) 14.1 (0.38) 7.6 (0.21) 3.6 (0.05) 9.2 (0.18) 13.5 (0.37) 7.0 (0.20) 3.3 (0.05) 8.9 (0.18) 12.8 (0.32) 6.8 (0.20) 3.0 (0.04)
Less than high school completion 16.2 (0.48) 16.3 (0.54) 15.7 (1.05) 7.7 (0.30) 16.1 (0.48) 16.0 (0.54) 16.7 (1.10) 7.1 (0.29) 14.9 (0.47) 14.7 (0.46) 15.5 (1.09) 6.5 (0.28)
High school completion, no college 10.6 (0.36) 13.5 (0.73) 9.3 (0.41) 4.3 (0.10) 10.0 (0.36) 12.9 (0.74) 8.7 (0.40) 4.0 (0.09) 10.3 (0.37) 12.9 (0.65) 9.2 (0.42) 3.7 (0.09)
Some college, no degree 6.7 (0.29) 8.2 (0.70) 6.4 (0.31) 3.7 (0.12) 5.7 (0.26) 7.4 (0.65) 5.3 (0.29) 3.5 (0.11) 5.4 (0.26) 6.9 (0.57) 5.0 (0.28) 3.3 (0.11)
Associate's degree 4.9 (0.61) (†) 4.8 (0.61) 3.3 (0.14) 4.6 (0.57) (†) 4.6 (0.58) 3.0 (0.13) 4.0 (0.51) (†) 3.9 (0.51) 2.7 (0.13)
Bachelor's or higher degree 5.0 (0.42) (†) 4.9 (0.42) 2.5 (0.07) 4.5 (0.40) (†) 4.5 (0.40) 2.1 (0.06) 4.9 (0.42) (†) 4.8 (0.42) 1.9 (0.06)
                                                 
Black, all education levels 22.4 (0.67) 32.0 (1.41) 18.6 (0.74) 8.1 (0.19) 23.0 (0.67) 34.0 (1.40) 18.6 (0.73) 7.6 (0.18) 20.5 (0.63) 29.9 (1.15) 16.4 (0.70) 6.8 (0.17)
Less than high school completion 37.1 (1.51) 38.7 (1.99) 34.9 (2.33) 15.5 (0.78) 38.4 (1.53) 40.4 (1.98) 35.3 (2.40) 14.5 (0.74) 32.2 (1.46) 33.6 (1.61) 29.5 (2.44) 13.0 (0.72)
High school completion, no college 21.9 (1.12) 28.0 (2.49) 19.9 (1.24) 8.7 (0.33) 23.7 (1.13) 30.1 (2.48) 21.6 (1.26) 8.7 (0.32) 22.2 (1.09) 31.5 (2.18) 19.1 (1.19) 8.0 (0.32)
Some college, no degree 14.2 (1.06) 16.2 (2.94) 13.9 (1.13) 8.4 (0.42) 12.7 (0.98) 21.4 (3.10) 11.1 (1.01) 7.7 (0.41) 11.7 (0.94) 14.1 (2.26) 11.2 (1.01) 6.7 (0.38)
Associate's degree 6.9 (2.22) (†) 7.2 (2.32) 5.9 (0.55) 14.4 (2.82) (†) 15.0 (2.92) 5.2 (0.50) 15.3 (2.80) (†) 14.2 (2.78) 5.3 (0.49)
Bachelor's or higher degree 8.8 (1.83) (†) 8.8 (1.84) 4.2 (0.30) 8.4 (1.83) (†) 8.6 (1.87) 3.4 (0.27) 8.7 (1.76) (†) 8.4 (1.75) 2.8 (0.23)
                                                 
Hispanic, all education levels 12.3 (0.44) 20.4 (1.04) 9.3 (0.46) 5.7 (0.15) 11.3 (0.43) 18.4 (0.98) 8.6 (0.44) 4.8 (0.14) 9.7 (0.40) 15.9 (0.81) 7.2 (0.41) 4.2 (0.13)
Less than high school completion 16.2 (0.78) 24.0 (1.43) 10.9 (0.85) 7.5 (0.29) 14.5 (0.76) 21.7 (1.40) 9.6 (0.82) 6.2 (0.26) 13.1 (0.73) 18.4 (1.14) 9.3 (0.82) 5.5 (0.24)
High school completion, no college 11.6 (0.76) 17.2 (1.91) 10.0 (0.80) 5.2 (0.27) 10.3 (0.71) 16.4 (1.79) 8.4 (0.52) 4.5 (0.25) 9.2 (0.67) 13.9 (1.43) 7.7 (0.71) 4.1 (0.23)
Some college, no degree 8.0 (0.79) 10.6 (2.19) 7.4 (0.84) 5.1 (0.38) 8.6 (0.82) 10.0 (1.94) 8.2 (0.91) 4.1 (0.34) 6.2 (0.70) 10.3 (1.81) 5.2 (0.71) 3.9 (0.32)
Associate's degree 8.0 (1.89) (†) 8.1 (1.93) 4.2 (0.53) 7.9 (1.86) (†) 7.5 (1.87) 4.0 (0.50) 4.5 (1.46) (†) 4.5 (1.49) 2.9 (0.41)
Bachelor's or higher degree 5.0 (1.61) (†) 5.0 (1.61) 3.5 (0.32) 3.5 (1.42) (†) 3.6 (1.46) 2.9 (0.28) 3.7 (1.33) (†) 4.1 (1.41) 2.2 (0.24)
                                                 
Asian, all education levels (†) (†) (†) (†) 7.9 (0.81) 12.6 (2.08) 6.5 (0.85) 3.5 (0.19) 7.4 (0.81) 13.7 (2.21) 5.6 (0.81) 2.6 (0.16)
Less than high school completion (†) (†) (†) (†) 12.9 (2.62) 14.7 (3.15) 5.4 (3.71) 5.5 (0.84) 13.5 (2.85) (†) (†) 3.8 (0.71)
High school completion, no college (†) (†) (†) (†) 7.6 (1.59) 11.7 (4.16) 6.6 (1.68) 4.6 (0.52) 8.8 (1.90) (†) 5.4 (1.81) 3.1 (0.42)
Some college, no degree (†) (†) (†) (†) 6.8 (1.28) 8.3 (3.48) 6.4 (1.37) 3.6 (0.61) 5.9 (1.20) (†) 5.4 (1.26) 3.8 (0.63)
Associate's degree (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 6.5 (3.07) 2.7 (0.64) (†) (†) 6.7 (3.53) 2.3 (0.56)
Bachelor's or higher degree (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 6.7 (1.74) 3.0 (0.23) (†) (†) 5.1 (1.43) 2.1 (0.19)
— Not available. † Not applicable.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Excludes persons enrolled in school.
NOTE: The unemployment rate is the percentage of individuals in the labor force who are not working and who made specific efforts to find employment sometime during the prior 4 weeks. The labor force includes both employed and unemployed persons. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Standard errors appear in parentheses.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics, unpublished 2004, 2005, and 2006 annual average data from the Current Population Survey (CPS). (This table was prepared September 2007.)

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