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Youth Indicators, 2005: Trends in the Well-Being of American Youth

Indicator 26: Employment of 16- and 17-Year-Old Students

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Table 26. Percentage of 16- and 17-year-old students who are employed, by sex, race, and full-time/part-time status: Various years, 1970 to 2001
 MalesFemales
YearTotalWhite1Black1TotalWhite1Black1
Percent employed2
197032.534.915.528.130.313.9
197534.438.210.631.534.712.4
198035.339.314.634.138.510.5
198530.234.013.431.435.611.8
199031.635.515.131.335.116.6
199531.936.814.734.138.317.6
199733.236.719.932.036.518.4
199832.636.218.934.839.219.9
199934.939.017.334.638.221.2
200032.234.920.434.337.922.3
200128.432.214.233.437.417.1
Percent employed full time2
19702.12.31.01.01.11.6
19752.83.11.01.61.71.4
19802.02.11.70.80.80.6
19851.31.50.40.91.10.2
19902.12.3#1.11.30.4
19951.62.00.31.00.91.3
19971.61.42.71.21.40.8
19981.11.20.61.31.31.9
19991.31.30.80.90.4
20000.80.90.51.71.91.1
20010.70.70.71.11.3
Percent employed part time2
197027.129.112.626.528.611.8
197527.430.38.429.132.39.8
198029.733.012.132.837.09.9
198527.230.512.830.234.111.6
199029.533.215.030.133.816.3
199530.234.814.333.137.416.2
199731.635.317.230.835.217.5
199831.535.018.333.538.017.8
199933.637.717.333.737.320.8
200031.434.019.832.636.021.2
200127.731.513.632.336.117.1
# Rounds to zero.
Reporting standards not met.
1Includes Hispanics.
2'Percent employed full time' and 'Percent employed part time' exclude agricultural employment through 1985, but figures for 'Percent employed' include agricultural employment through 1985.
NOTE: Part-time workers are persons who work less than 35 hours per week. Totals include races not separately shown.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Special Labor Force Reports, nos. 16 and 68; and unpublished data, 1997 through 2001.

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