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Table 430. Percentage distribution of 25- to 34-year-olds with various levels of educational attainment, by labor force status, sex, race/ethnicity, and U.S. nativity and citizenship status: 2011
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Sex, race/ethnicity, and U.S. nativity and citizenship status All 25- to 34-year-olds Less than high school completion High school completion1 Some college, no bachelor's degree2 Bachelor's or higher degree
In labor force Not in labor force In labor force Not in labor force In labor force Not in labor force In labor force Not in labor force In labor force Not in labor force
Employed Unemployed (seeking employment) Employed Unemployed (seeking employment) Employed Unemployed (seeking employment) Employed Unemployed (seeking employment) Employed Unemployed (seeking employment)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Total 73.2 (0.08) 8.6   (0.06) 18.2   (0.08) 53.2   (0.32) 12.9   (0.19) 34.0   (0.31) 66.8 (0.20) 11.3   (0.16) 21.9   (0.19) 74.1 (0.16) 9.2   (0.11) 16.7   (0.13) 84.9 (0.13) 4.4   (0.09) 10.7   (0.11)
                                                                                   
Sex                                                                                  
Male 77.6 (0.12) 9.4   (0.10) 13.0   (0.11) 62.9   (0.39) 13.2   (0.27) 24.0   (0.34) 72.1 (0.23) 12.0   (0.24) 15.9   (0.21) 79.0 (0.24) 9.4   (0.17) 11.6   (0.18) 89.1 (0.22) 4.7   (0.14) 6.1   (0.14)
Female 68.8 (0.13) 7.9   (0.08) 23.3   (0.12) 40.2   (0.47) 12.5   (0.33) 47.3   (0.49) 59.7 (0.35) 10.4   (0.21) 29.9   (0.30) 69.6 (0.21) 9.0   (0.16) 21.4   (0.19) 81.7 (0.18) 4.1   (0.12) 14.2   (0.16)
                                                                                   
Race/ethnicity                                                                                  
White 76.8 (0.12) 7.4   (0.07) 15.8   (0.10) 48.4   (0.55) 15.2   (0.37) 36.4   (0.50) 69.0 (0.27) 10.5   (0.18) 20.4   (0.24) 75.8 (0.22) 7.9   (0.14) 16.3   (0.18) 87.1 (0.16) 3.7   (0.09) 9.2   (0.14)
Black 63.3 (0.30) 15.0   (0.24) 21.7   (0.23) 33.2   (0.87) 19.8   (0.66) 47.0   (0.80) 55.8 (0.51) 17.5   (0.44) 26.7   (0.46) 68.9 (0.44) 14.8   (0.36) 16.3   (0.35) 83.5 (0.55) 8.5   (0.43) 8.0   (0.39)
Hispanic 70.2 (0.23) 8.8   (0.15) 21.1   (0.20) 61.9   (0.47) 9.7   (0.25) 28.4   (0.44) 69.4 (0.46) 9.3   (0.26) 21.3   (0.39) 74.3 (0.41) 8.9   (0.30) 16.9   (0.32) 82.9 (0.51) 5.1   (0.35) 12.0   (0.40)
Asian 72.9 (0.34) 5.9   (0.23) 21.2   (0.33) 58.0   (1.73) 8.5   (1.01) 33.6   (1.75) 69.4 (1.11) 7.8   (0.68) 22.8   (1.05) 70.5 (0.80) 7.8   (0.45) 21.7   (0.68) 75.5 (0.45) 4.8   (0.26) 19.7   (0.45)
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 68.5 (2.33) 10.3   (1.58) 21.2   (2.00) 49.8   (7.74) 15.5 ! (5.35) 34.8   (6.45) 64.5 (4.32) 9.1 ! (2.77) 26.4   (3.69) 75.7 (2.99) 11.3   (2.54) 13.1   (2.06) 72.9 (5.19) 7.1 ! (2.99) 20.0   (4.93)
American Indian/Alaska Native3 58.0 (1.10) 13.4   (0.76) 28.6   (0.96) 27.3   (2.35) 18.8   (3.04) 53.8   (3.16) 52.2 (1.91) 14.4   (1.21) 33.4   (1.63) 65.0 (1.76) 13.3   (1.19) 21.7   (1.57) 85.2 (2.12) 4.9   (1.25) 9.9   (1.58)
American Indian 57.5 (1.19) 13.7   (0.89) 28.8   (1.09) 27.2   (2.60) 20.6   (3.49) 52.2   (3.46) 51.8 (1.94) 14.1   (1.41) 34.1   (1.88) 64.3 (2.11) 13.6   (1.38) 22.1   (1.76) 84.0 (2.36) 5.3   (1.40) 10.8   (1.70)
Alaska Native 63.2 (5.51) 16.2   (4.02) 20.6   (4.33) 15.7 ! (5.32) 30.9 ! (13.27) 53.4   (12.48) 56.2 (6.99) 16.5   (4.61) 27.3   (6.81) 75.1 (7.02) 16.2 ! (6.50) 8.8 ! (3.11) (†)   (†)   (†)
Two or more races 69.2 (0.72) 10.3   (0.50) 20.5   (0.72) 34.9   (2.72) 16.5   (1.59) 48.6   (2.58) 64.2 (1.39) 11.5   (0.93) 24.3   (1.28) 69.7 (1.00) 11.3   (0.92) 19.0   (1.05) 81.0 (1.11) 6.8   (0.63) 12.2   (1.00)
                                                                                   
Race/ethnicity by sex                                                                                  
Male                                                                                  
White 81.1 (0.15) 8.3   (0.12) 10.7   (0.13) 55.6   (0.79) 17.0   (0.55) 27.4   (0.66) 74.8 (0.34) 11.3   (0.28) 13.9   (0.29) 81.8 (0.28) 8.2   (0.18) 10.0   (0.23) 90.8 (0.22) 4.0   (0.14) 5.2   (0.16)
Black 59.1 (0.41) 16.1   (0.35) 24.8   (0.33) 28.8   (1.15) 18.3   (0.81) 53.0   (1.01) 52.9 (0.73) 18.4   (0.65) 28.8   (0.68) 68.0 (0.71) 15.6   (0.58) 16.4   (0.44) 83.1 (1.08) 10.1   (0.89) 6.8   (0.62)
Hispanic 79.0 (0.29) 8.9   (0.23) 12.0   (0.23) 77.0   (0.48) 9.4   (0.33) 13.5   (0.41) 78.3 (0.50) 9.6   (0.37) 12.1   (0.39) 79.5 (0.53) 8.9   (0.44) 11.6   (0.44) 86.6 (0.81) 5.2   (0.47) 8.2   (0.64)
Asian 81.5 (0.44) 6.5   (0.34) 12.0   (0.37) 67.0   (2.51) 11.2   (1.64) 21.9   (2.17) 76.8 (1.46) 9.0   (0.92) 14.2   (1.29) 75.3 (1.21) 9.3   (0.72) 15.4   (0.94) 85.8 (0.48) 4.6   (0.35) 9.5   (0.44)
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 70.4 (3.34) 12.5   (2.39) 17.2   (3.10) 51.6   (9.29) 14.5 ! (6.62) 33.8   (8.31) 69.2 (6.58) 12.2 ! (4.00) 18.6 ! (5.89) 76.9 (4.32) 11.8 ! (4.29) 11.3   (2.77) 70.6 (7.31) 13.5 ! (6.13) 16.0 ! (5.69)
American Indian/Alaska Native3 57.2 (1.39) 15.3   (1.16) 27.5   (1.27) 34.0   (3.67) 16.9   (4.10) 49.1   (3.94) 55.4 (2.46) 16.4   (1.86) 28.2   (1.93) 63.9 (2.56) 16.1   (2.09) 20.1   (2.32) 80.1 (3.76) 6.3 ! (2.32) 13.6   (3.03)
American Indian 57.0 (1.54) 16.0   (1.29) 27.1   (1.40) 34.4   (3.92) 18.7   (4.94) 46.9   (4.42) 55.4 (2.66) 16.9   (2.12) 27.7   (2.25) 63.8 (2.94) 16.5   (2.44) 19.7   (2.54) 77.1 (4.43) 6.2 ! (2.70) 16.7   (3.65)
Alaska Native 59.8 (6.30) 20.9   (5.86) 19.3   (4.13)   (†)   (†)   (†) 51.8 (9.80) 23.0 ! (8.15) 25.3 ! (7.60) 74.4 (10.33) 20.9 ! (10.41) 4.7 ! (2.14) (†)   (†)   (†)
Two or more races 71.9 (1.00) 10.9   (0.64) 17.2   (0.86) 41.5   (3.60) 18.7   (2.32) 39.8   (3.14) 67.0 (1.83) 12.5   (1.27) 20.4   (1.70) 73.5 (1.52) 10.3   (1.21) 16.2   (1.24) 85.0 (1.65) 7.3   (1.22) 7.7   (1.07)
Female                                                                                  
White 72.6 (0.17) 6.4   (0.10) 21.0   (0.16) 38.3   (0.77) 12.8   (0.61) 48.9   (0.82) 60.8 (0.43) 9.5   (0.24) 29.7   (0.40) 70.0 (0.29) 7.6   (0.21) 22.4   (0.24) 84.2 (0.22) 3.4   (0.12) 12.5   (0.19)
Black 67.0 (0.43) 14.0   (0.30) 18.9   (0.34) 39.1   (1.32) 21.8   (1.22) 39.1   (1.28) 59.4 (0.85) 16.4   (0.66) 24.1   (0.79) 69.6 (0.56) 14.2   (0.44) 16.2   (0.48) 83.8 (0.69) 7.5   (0.49) 8.7   (0.49)
Hispanic 60.4 (0.34) 8.6   (0.21) 31.0   (0.29) 41.7   (0.71) 10.0   (0.45) 48.3   (0.73) 57.5 (0.80) 9.0   (0.39) 33.5   (0.73) 69.6 (0.56) 8.9   (0.42) 21.5   (0.45) 80.3 (0.63) 5.1   (0.42) 14.7   (0.52)
Asian 65.4 (0.51) 5.4   (0.32) 29.1   (0.51) 49.6   (2.45) 6.0   (1.18) 44.4   (2.36) 62.5 (1.56) 6.7   (0.99) 30.8   (1.60) 66.2 (1.18) 6.3   (0.68) 27.6   (1.09) 66.9 (0.69) 4.9   (0.39) 28.2   (0.69)
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 66.6 (3.09) 8.0   (1.92) 25.4   (2.80)   (†)   (†)   (†) 59.5 (4.94)   (†) 34.6   (5.24) 74.4 (4.27) 10.7   (3.16) 14.9   (3.00) 74.9 (8.47)   (†) 23.5 ! (8.45)
American Indian/Alaska Native3 58.9 (1.66) 11.4   (0.98) 29.7   (1.48) 17.6   (3.22) 21.6   (3.99) 60.8   (4.18) 48.1 (2.94) 11.7   (1.36) 40.2   (3.02) 65.9 (2.41) 11.3   (1.45) 22.8   (2.15) 88.4 (2.47) 4.1 ! (1.33) 7.5   (1.84)
American Indian 58.0 (1.78) 11.5   (1.17) 30.5   (1.57) 17.5   (3.63) 23.2   (4.16) 59.4   (4.43) 46.8 (3.05) 10.1   (1.62) 43.1   (2.99) 64.7 (2.70) 11.6   (1.63) 23.7   (2.39) 88.5 (2.68) 4.6 ! (1.59) 6.9   (1.84)
Alaska Native 66.9 (7.79) 11.0 ! (3.93) 22.1 ! (6.76)   (†)   (†)   (†) 61.3 (10.19) 9.1 ! (2.94) 29.7 ! (10.08) 75.9 (8.17)   (†) 13.5 ! (6.28) (†)   (†)   (†)
Two or more races 66.6 (1.01) 9.9   (0.69) 23.5   (1.00) 25.5   (3.30) 13.5   (2.54) 61.1   (3.56) 60.5 (2.33) 10.3   (1.56) 29.1   (1.97) 66.6 (1.34) 12.1   (1.18) 21.3   (1.46) 77.9 (1.52) 6.3   (0.86) 15.8   (1.43)
                                                                                   
Nativity                                                                                  
Hispanic                                                                                  
Born within United States4 70.4 (0.35) 10.0   (0.24) 19.6   (0.29) 49.1   (0.85) 14.2   (0.57) 36.7   (0.85) 67.5 (0.66) 11.5   (0.43) 21.0   (0.54) 74.4 (0.50) 9.3   (0.37) 16.3   (0.38) 85.7 (0.56) 5.4   (0.40) 9.0   (0.45)
Born outside United States4 70.0 (0.28) 7.5   (0.19) 22.5   (0.30) 66.3   (0.52) 8.1   (0.30) 25.6   (0.50) 71.3 (0.52) 7.2   (0.31) 21.5   (0.54) 74.0 (0.67) 7.9   (0.42) 18.1   (0.58) 77.1 (1.19) 4.7   (0.54) 18.2   (1.10)
Asian                                                                                  
Born within United States4 80.7 (0.64) 7.0   (0.41) 12.3   (0.54) 48.9   (4.89) 12.2   (3.37) 39.0   (4.45) 71.0 (2.32) 10.2   (1.42) 18.7   (2.26) 77.2 (1.53) 8.4   (0.72) 14.3   (1.26) 85.2 (0.71) 5.6   (0.47) 9.2   (0.58)
Born outside United States4 69.9 (0.40) 5.5   (0.24) 24.6   (0.41) 59.4   (1.75) 7.9   (0.98) 32.7   (1.76) 68.9 (1.31) 7.0   (0.75) 24.2   (1.24) 66.9 (1.01) 7.4   (0.54) 25.7   (0.92) 72.0 (0.52) 4.5   (0.28) 23.5   (0.52)
                                                                                   
Citizenship status                                                                                  
U.S.-born citizen 73.9 (0.10) 8.9   (0.07) 17.1   (0.09) 44.0   (0.42) 16.3   (0.26) 39.7   (0.38) 66.1 (0.21) 12.0   (0.19) 21.9   (0.21) 74.5 (0.17) 9.3   (0.11) 16.1   (0.15) 87.1 (0.15) 4.2   (0.09) 8.6   (0.12)
Naturalized citizen 77.1 (0.40) 7.2   (0.25) 15.8   (0.36) 66.7   (1.22) 8.1   (0.67) 25.1   (1.25) 73.0 (0.82) 8.2   (0.60) 18.8   (0.73) 75.9 (0.74) 7.7   (0.41) 16.3   (0.62) 83.0 (0.65) 5.9   (0.33) 11.1   (0.55)
Noncitizen 67.3 (0.27) 7.4   (0.16) 25.3   (0.28) 64.8   (0.51) 8.5   (0.29) 26.7   (0.51) 69.3 (0.47) 7.8   (0.29) 22.9   (0.46) 66.7 (0.63) 9.0   (0.46) 24.3   (0.55) 69.3 (0.57) 4.6   (0.24) 26.1   (0.56)
†Not applicable.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
‡Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases for a reliable estimate or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1 Data are for all persons with high school completion as their highest level of education, including those with equivalency credentials, such as the General Educational Development (GED) credential.
2 Includes persons with no college degree as well as those with an associate's degree.
3 Includes persons reporting American Indian alone, persons reporting Alaska Native alone, and persons from American Indian and/or Alaska Native tribes specified or not specified.
4 United States refers to the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Northern Marianas. Children born abroad to U.S. citizen parents are also counted as born within the United States.
NOTE: Estimates are for the entire population in the indicated age range, including persons living in households and persons living in group quarters (such as college residence halls, residential treatment centers, military barracks, and correctional facilities). The labor force consists of all employed persons plus those seeking employment. Standard errors were computed using replicate weights. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS), 2011. (This table was prepared December 2012.)
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