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Table 25. Percentage of 16- and 17-year-old students who were employed, by sex and hours worked per week: Selected years, October 1980 through 2009
 
Year Total Males Females
  Percent employed1 
1980 34.6 35.2 34.0
1985 30.8 30.1 31.4
1990 30.9 31.0 30.8
1995 32.9 31.9 34.1
2000 33.3 32.2 34.4
2002 29.2 26.4 32.0
2003 25.2 24.3 26.1
2005 25.2 23.8 26.6
2007 24.8 23.5 26.2
2009 15.4 14.1 16.7
  Percent employed less than 15 hours per week2 
1980 14.8 14.6 15.0
1985 12.5 11.5 13.5
1990 12.6 11.9 13.3
1995 13.2 12.2 14.4
2000 12.8 12.1 13.6
2002 12.0 10.7 13.3
2003 9.8 9.1 10.5
2005 10.7 9.7 11.6
2007 11.3 10.4 12.3
2009 7.9 6.9 8.8
  Percent employed 15 or more hours per week2 
1980 18.9 19.5 18.1
1985 17.4 17.7 17.2
1990 17.6 18.4 16.7
1995 18.5 18.4 18.6
2000 19.3 19.3 19.2
2002 16.2 14.8 17.7
2003 14.4 14.3 14.5
2005 13.5 13.6 13.5
2007 12.9 12.4 13.4
2009 6.7 6.2 7.1
1 Includes those who were employed but not at work during the survey week.
2 Refers to the number of hours the respondent worked at all jobs during the survey week. These estimates exclude those who were employed but not at work during the survey week; therefore, detail may not sum to the total percentage employed.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), October Supplement, selected years, 1980–2009.

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