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Table 27. Unemployment rate of 16- to 29-year-olds, by educational attainment, age group, sex, and race/ethnicity: 2010
 
Sex and race/ethnicity Total   Less than high school completion   High school completion only1   Some college or associate's degree   Bachelor's or higher degree  
  Ages 16 to 24
Total2 18.8   30.2   23.0   12.2   7.3  
Sex                    
Male 22.0   33.0   25.2   14.0   9.6  
Female 15.4   26.2   19.9   10.6   5.6  
Race/ethnicity                    
White 15.5   26.5   19.6   10.2   5.9  
Black 30.6   49.0   32.4   19.2   11.9  
Hispanic 21.3   27.9   23.5   14.0   12.0  
Asian 15.9   21.8   22.0   14.5   10.7 !
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 22.4          
American Indian/Alaska Native 39.4   66.7   38.4   28.6 !  
Two or more races 25.3   35.8   33.1   17.2    
  Ages 25 to 29
Total2 11.3   20.9   17.3   10.4   4.8  
Sex                    
Male 13.2   21.1   18.8   11.2   5.7  
Female 9.1   20.3   14.8   9.5   3.9  
Race/ethnicity                    
White 9.5   27.0   16.1   9.6   3.9  
Black 19.7   36.1   27.3   16.0   8.1  
Hispanic 12.4   15.0   14.0   10.4   6.8  
Asian 7.8     12.1     7.6  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander          
American Indian/Alaska Native 17.0     25.4 ! 16.9 !  
Two or more races 10.8     18.2 !    
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater.
‡ Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1 Includes equivalency certification.
2 Total includes other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2010.

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