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Youth Indicators 1996 / Indicator 64


Indicator 64. Employment of High School Graduates


Employment and unemployment of high school graduates in year of graduation, by college enrollment status: October 1965 to October 1994

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                          [Numbers in thousands]
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  Year of  |  High school graduates   |  Graduates in the civilian labor force1/
enrollment |--------------------------|---------------------------------------------
    and    |      |Percent | Percent  |        | Labor force |         |
graduation |Number|   of   | employed | Number |participation| Percent |Unemployment
           |      |total2/ |          |        |   rate1/    |employed |   rate3/
-----------|------|--------|----------|--------|-------------|---------|------------

                                          Not enrolled in college

1965 ...... 1,305       49         72    1,071            82        88           12
1970 ...... 1,330       48         63    1,027            77        82           18
1975 ...... 1,571       49         65    1,276            81        80           20

1980 ...... 1,565       51         69    1,330            85        81           19
1981 ...... 1,407       46         66    1,180            84        79           21
1982 ...... 1,532       49         60    1,257            82        74           26
1983 ...... 1,402       47         63    1,184            84        74           26
1984 ...... 1,350       45         64    1,120            83        77           23
1985 ...... 1,127       42         62      927            82        75           25
1986 ...... 1,287       46         65    1,047            81        80           20
1987 ...... 1,144       43         69      959            84        82           18
1988 ...... 1,098       41         72      930            85        85           15
1989 ......   991       40         72      836            84        85           15
1990 ......   945       40         68      788            84        81           19
1991 ......   857       38         60      685            80        75           25
1992 ......   919       37         63      714            78        81           19
1993 ......   873       37         64      736            84        76           24
1994 ......   959       38         64      772            81        80           20

                                              Enrolled in college

1965 ...... 1,354       51         25      380            28        89           11
1970 ...... 1,427       52         30      509            36        84           16
1975 ...... 1,615       51         35      641            40        88           12

1980 ...... 1,524       49         38      662            43        87           13
1981 ...... 1,646       54         36      719            44        83           17
1982 ...... 1,568       51         37      695            44        84           16
1983 ...... 1,562       53         37      702            45        83           17
1984 ...... 1,662       55         37      719            43        86           14
1985 ...... 1,539       58         39      683            44        87           13
1986 ...... 1,499       54         42      717            48        87           13
1987 ...... 1,503       57         41      698            47        88           12
1988 ...... 1,575       59         42      747            47        88           12
1989 ...... 1,463       60         41      659            45        91            9
1990 ...... 1,410       60         37      587            42        89           11
1991 ...... 1,420       62         42      675            48        88           12
1992 ...... 1,542       63         42      761            49        85           15
1993 ...... 1,464       63         40      677            46        86           14
1994 ...... 1,559       62         41      723            46        89           11
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/1/ The civilian labor force includes all employed persons, plus those seeking employment; it excludes persons in the military. The labor force participation rate is the percent of persons either employed or seeking employment.

/2/ Percent not enrolled in college plus percent enrolled in college equals 100.

/3/ The unemployment rate is the proportion of those in the labor force who are not employed and are seeking employment.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment of School-Age Youth, Graduates, and Dropouts, various years; and unpublished tabulations.

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