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Table E-26-1.  Status dropout rates of 16- through 24-year-olds in the civilian, noninstitutionalized population, by race/ethnicity, year, and sex: October Supplement, 2008-10

Year and sex Total1   White Black Hispanic Asian   Native Hawaiian/
Pacific Islander
  American Indian/
Alaska Native
  Two or
more races
 
Total                          
2008 8.0   4.8 9.9 18.3 4.5     14.6   4.2  
2009 8.1   5.2 9.3 17.6 2.1   18.4   13.2   6.5  
2010 7.4   5.1 8.0 15.1 4.1   5.0 ! 12.4   5.4  
                           
Male                          
2008 8.5   5.4 8.7 19.9 3.9     18.6   3.6 !
2009 9.1   6.3 10.6 19.0   26.9 ! 12.3 ! 5.5 !
2010 8.5   5.9 9.5 17.3 3.6   8.5 ! 10.6 !  
                           
Female                          
2008 7.5   4.2 11.1 16.7 5.1     11.6 ! 4.8 !
2009 7.0   4.1 8.1 16.1 3.0 !   14.1 ! 7.5  
2010 6.3   4.2 6.7 12.8 4.5   #   14.2 ! 8.2  
# Rounds to zero.
! 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.
NOTE: The data presented here represent status dropout rates, which is the percentage of civilian, noninstitutionalized 16- to 24-year-olds who are not in high school and who have not earned a high school credential (either a diploma or equivalency credential such as a GED). The status dropout rate includes all dropouts (regardless of when they last attended school), as well as individuals who may have never attended school in the United States, such as immigrants who did not complete a high school diploma in their home country. Young adults in the military or those who are incarcerated, for instance, are not included in this measure. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), October Supplement, 2008–2010.
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