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

Indicator 30: Employment of College Students

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Table 30. Percentage of 16- to 24-year-old college students who were employed, by attendance status and hours worked per week: October 1970 to October 2003
 Full-time college studentsPart-time college students
YearNumber of full-time students employed (in thousands)Percent of full-time students employedPercent working 20 or more hours per weekPercent working 35 or more hours per weekNumber of part-time students employed (in thousands)Percent of part-time students employedPercent working 20 or more hours per weekPercent working 35 or more hours per week
19701,77233.814.13.767282.476.360.4
19711,90534.114.83.775683.375.051.7
19721,97635.115.03.475983.276.253.2
19731,97836.416.84.477485.376.952.5
19742,02136.617.14.892384.477.261.0
19752,13435.216.64.694080.872.052.6
19762,34637.516.94.01,01884.676.153.0
19772,38138.818.24.21,06283.475.453.3
19782,41339.919.04.61,05486.176.553.9
19792,31538.118.04.01,05486.978.856.6
19802,49740.017.93.81,05085.275.652.9
19812,55739.318.74.21,11285.776.051.4
19822,61339.918.53.11,11781.169.748.2
19832,60740.418.83.81,04281.874.848.1
19842,76842.120.94.21,06784.977.755.2
19852,89444.221.54.31,05685.879.052.2
19862,73343.021.94.31,09287.278.154.4
19872,86144.222.34.31,24785.477.349.5
19883,07846.524.54.71,20088.381.754.3
19893,12746.525.25.41,09787.380.855.4
19903,11245.724.14.81,11083.778.752.7
19913,32347.225.45.61,08285.976.351.0
19923,39147.225.85.51,13183.475.047.8
19933,19746.324.65.11,18784.675.143.7
19943,54148.627.65.81,37486.374.943.8
19953,40647.226.86.51,23382.972.742.3
19963,72649.229.47.01,19784.875.548.0
19973,77647.828.87.41,23884.473.947.7
19983,98250.228.78.01,26884.176.249.3
19994,02250.430.27.81,17282.374.745.9
20004,16952.030.68.91,34484.975.347.5
20013,91347.128.67.91,41384.474.648.9
20024,14147.829.48.51,22678.968.743.4
20034,19847.729.58.81,33979.070.142.8
NOTE: College includes both 2- and 4-year institutions. Percentage of students employed includes those with a job but not at work during the survey week.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Surveys (CPS), October, various years, unpublished data.

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