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Figure 28.

Labor force participation rate of 16- to 24-year-old high school dropouts in the civilian labor force in the year that they dropped out: Selected years, 1980 to 2009


Labor force participation rate of 16- to 24-year-old high school dropouts in the civilian labor force in the year that they dropped out: Selected years, 1980 to 2009

NOTE: Dropouts include persons 16 to 24 years old who dropped out from any grade without completing high school or a General Educational Development (GED) certificate during the previous 12 months (October through October). The labor force participation rate is the percent of persons either employed or seeking employment. The civilian labor force includes all employed persons, plus those seeking employment; it excludes persons in the military. Some data are revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), October Supplement, selected years, 1980–2009.
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