Table E-44-1. Labor force status of young adults ages 25 to 34, by highest level of educational attainment, sex, race/ethnicity, nativity, and citizenship status: 2010
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Table E-44-1.  Labor force status of young adults ages 25 to 34, by highest level of educational attainment, sex, race/ethnicity, nativity, and citizenship status: 2010

Sex, race/ethnicity, nativity, and citizenship status Total Less than high school completion High school completion1 Some college or associate's degree Bachelor's or higher degree
In the labor force Not in the
labor force
  In the labor force   Not in the
labor force
  In the labor force   Not in the
labor force
  In the labor force   Not in the
labor force
  In the labor force   Not in the
labor force
 
Employed   Unemployed     Employed   Unemployed     Employed   Unemployed     Employed   Unemployed     Employed   Unemployed    
Total2 73.4   9.0   17.7   53.4   13.4   33.2   66.6   12.1   21.3   75.2   9.1   15.7   85.0   4.6   10.5  
Sex                                                            
Male 77.6   10.0   12.5   62.9   13.9   23.3   71.6   13.3   15.2   79.8   9.6   10.6   89.1   4.9   6.0  
Female 69.1   8.0   22.9   40.4   12.8   46.8   60.0   10.6   29.5   71.0   8.6   20.4   81.7   4.3   14.0  
                                                             
Race/ethnicity                                                            
White 77.1   7.7   15.2   48.2   16.0   35.8   69.2   11.4   19.4   77.1   7.8   15.1   87.1   3.9   9.0  
Black 63.1   15.0   21.9   32.4   21.0   46.6   55.6   17.9   26.5   69.9   13.9   16.2   83.9   8.2   7.9  
Hispanic 70.2   9.1   20.7   62.2   10.2   27.6   68.7   9.9   21.4   75.6   8.7   15.7   82.8   5.8   11.5  
Asian 72.6   6.3   21.1         67.0   8.8 ! 24.2   70.5   8.2   21.3   75.5   5.1   19.4  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander             63.8 !     73.3 !     86.0 !    
American Indian/Alaska Native3 57.8   13.2 ! 29.1       49.1         63.7   12.3 ! 23.9   84.3 !    
American Indian 58.4   13.1 ! 28.5         53.6   15.8   30.6 ! 69.9   13.1 ! 17.1 ! 85.7 !    
Alaska Native                              
Two or more races 69.7   11.2   19.1   43.1 ! 14.6 ! 42.2 ! 59.1   16.8 ! 24.1   69.9   13.1   17.1   83.2   4.7 ! 12.1 !
                                                             
Race/ethnicity by sex                                                            
Male                                                            
White 80.8   9.0   10.2   55.4   17.6   27.0   74.3   12.6   13.0   82.3   8.7   9.0   90.5   4.4   5.1  
Black 58.5   16.2   25.2   27.9   20.0   52.1   52.5   19.3   28.2   68.5   14.5   17.0   84.8   8.6   6.6 !
Hispanic 79.6   9.6   10.9   77.1   10.2   12.7   77.9   10.7   11.4   81.7   8.9   9.5   87.8   5.6 ! 6.5  
Asian 81.3   6.5   12.2         76.3   9.3 ! 14.5 ! 75.9   9.0 ! 15.1   85.3   5.0   9.8  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 74.4 !                 82.6 !          
American Indian/Alaska Native3 56.5   15.1 ! 28.4       48.7 !             88.4 !    
American Indian 56.7   14.9 ! 28.4       49.7 !             88.0 !    
Alaska Native                              
Two or more races 72.1   12.0   15.9   46.5 !   37.6 ! 63.8   18.8 ! 17.3 ! 74.2   12.0 ! 13.8        
                                                             
Female                                                            
White 73.3   6.4   20.3   37.4   13.7   48.9   61.7   9.6   28.6   72.0   7.0   21.0   84.3   3.5   12.2  
Black 67.2   13.8   19.0   38.5   22.3   39.2   59.4   16.1   24.5   70.9   13.4   15.7   83.4   7.9   8.7  
Hispanic 60.1   8.7   31.3   42.1   10.1   47.8   57.5   8.8   33.6   70.0   8.6   21.4   79.1   5.9   15.0  
Asian 65.0   6.2   28.9               65.5   7.5 ! 26.9   67.2   5.3   27.5  
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 64.2                              
American Indian/Alaska Native3 59.0   11.3 ! 29.8       49.4 !             81.4 !    
American Indian 60.0   11.4 ! 28.6                     83.9 !    
Alaska Native                              
Two or more races 67.5   10.4   22.1               66.2   14.0 ! 19.8   81.6   4.4 ! 14.0 !
                                                             
Nativity                                                            
Hispanic                                                            
Born within the United States4 70.6   10.3   19.1   49.0   15.7   35.3   66.8   11.7   21.5   75.8   9.2   15.0   85.8   5.4   8.8  
Born outside the United States 69.8   8.0   22.1   66.5   8.4   25.2   70.5   8.1   21.4   75.0   7.7   17.3   76.7   6.5 ! 16.7  
                                                             
Asian                                                            
Born within the United States4 79.5   7.2   13.3               76.0   8.7 ! 15.3 ! 83.6   5.8 ! 10.6 !
Born outside the United States 70.1   6.0   23.9         65.8   8.4 ! 25.8   67.7   8.0   24.3   72.6   4.9   22.5  
                                                             
Citizenship status                                                            
U.S.-born citizen 74.2   9.2   16.6   43.9   17.3   38.8   66.0   12.8   21.2   75.7   9.2   15.2   87.3   4.3   8.4  
Naturalized citizen 77.1   7.3   15.6   66.4   8.2   25.5   73.1   8.4   18.5   77.2   7.5   15.2   81.9   6.4   11.7  
Noncitizen 67.5   7.9   24.7   65.2   8.6 ! 26.1   68.2   8.9 ! 22.9   67.7   8.9   23.4   69.9   5.2   24.9  
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater.
‡ Reporting standards not met. There are either too few cases or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1 Includes a high school diploma or an equivalent credential, including a General Educational Development (GED) certificate.
2 Total includes other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately in the table.
3 Includes persons reporting American Indian alone, Alaska Native alone, and persons from American Indian and/or Alaska Native tribes specified or not specified.
4 Includes the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Northern Marianas. Also includes those born abroad of American parents.
NOTE: Estimates are for the entire population in the indicated age range, including persons in both households and group quarters. A household includes all the persons who occupy a housing unit. A group quarters is a nontypical household-type living arrangement where people live or stay in a group living arrangement that is owned or managed by an entity or organization providing housing and/or services for the residents. Group quarters include such places as college residence halls, residential treatment centers, skilled nursing facilities, group homes, military barracks, correctional facilities, and workers' dormitories. High school completion includes a high school diploma or an equivalent credential, including a General Educational Development (GED) certificate. Labor force status refers to the full calendar week prior to the week when the respondent answered the questions. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS), 2010.
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