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Youth Indicators 1996 / Indicator 66


Indicator 66. Job Transitions


Employment periods and number of jobs held by the high school class of 1992 one to two years after expected graduation, by completion status, sex and race: 1994

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                          |Number of months employed in 1993\1\|Number of jobs held between summer
                          |                                    |   1992 and spring 1994
         Student          |------------------------------------|-------------------------------------
     characteristics      |      |1 to |4 to |7 to |10 or| 12  | None | 1 or | 3 or | 5 to |  10 or
                          |Total |  3  |  6  |  9  | 11  |     |      |2 jobs|4 jobs|9 jobs|more jobs
--------------------------|------|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|------|------|------|------|---------

                                            High school graduates and GED recipients
                                              not attending postsecondary education\2\

Total .................... 100.0   8.4   8.5  11.5   7.3  64.3    6.1   15.2   51.7   26.0       1.1
  Male ................... 100.0   6.6   7.5  11.7   7.0  67.2    4.4   13.2   55.3   25.9       1.1
  Female ................. 100.0  10.6   9.8  11.3   7.7  60.7    8.2   17.7   47.1   26.0       1.0

Race
  White .................. 100.0   6.6   7.6  10.8   6.8  68.2    4.3   11.3   54.5   28.7       1.2
  Black .................. 100.0  15.1  11.1  16.4   7.1  50.2   11.8   27.1   42.7   18.1       0.3
  Hispanic ............... 100.0  11.3  10.6  11.1   8.6  58.4    6.0   21.1   50.7   21.1       1.1
  Asian/Pacific Islander . 100.0  10.8   4.1   7.5   8.0  69.7    8.6   19.3   41.3   29.6       1.3
  American Indian/
    Alaskan Native ........100.0   5.4  18.9   8.6  17.3  49.8   22.5   23.0   33.2   20.3       0.9

                                            High school graduates and GED recipients
                                       attending postsecondary education\2\

Total .................... 100.0  21.8  13.6  13.3   5.7  45.6    9.3   23.6   42.8   23.4       0.8
  Male ................... 100.0  23.9  13.9  12.8   5.2  44.2    8.3   26.0   42.9   22.2       0.7
  Female ................. 100.0  19.9  13.4  13.8   6.1  46.8   10.2   21.6   42.8   24.5       0.9

Race
  White .................. 100.0  21.8  13.3  12.9   5.9  46.0    7.8   22.6   43.0   25.7       1.0
  Black .................. 100.0  22.2  15.8  12.6   5.4  43.9   15.1   30.5   39.3   14.7       0.4
  Hispanic ............... 100.0  18.7  14.3  16.9   5.4  44.7   10.6   21.7   48.2   19.0       0.5
  Asian/Pacific Islander . 100.0  25.4  10.7  16.2   3.5  44.2   15.3   26.8   39.5   18.0       0.4
  American Indian/
    Alaskan Native ........100.0  18.5  36.4   2.7   2.9  39.5   12.8   18.2   42.0   27.1     (\3\)

                                       High school dropouts and other noncompleters\4\
                                             not attending postsecondary education\2\

Total .................... 100.0  12.9  11.6  14.5  10.1  51.0   18.5   22.4   37.1   20.9       1.1
  Male ................... 100.0   8.8   8.1  13.6  11.0  58.4   10.4   17.7   42.4   28.0       1.7
  Female ................. 100.0  18.7  16.5  15.6   8.7  40.5   27.5   27.6   31.4   13.1       0.5

Race
  White .................. 100.0  10.1  10.0  13.6  10.1  56.2   12.5   18.3   43.5   24.1       1.6
  Black .................. 100.0  25.6  15.2  22.7   9.8  26.8   27.1   36.2   19.0   17.6     (\3\)
  Hispanic ............... 100.0  13.2  14.0  14.3   7.4  51.1   27.1   18.3   38.2   15.4       1.1
  Asian/Pacific Islander . 100.0   3.8   7.1   7.7  22.7  58.8   13.4   31.8   33.3   21.6     (\3\)
  American Indian/
    Alaskan Native ....... 100.0  10.8  24.3   3.0   1.9  60.0   21.7   34.1   30.8   13.5     (\3\)
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/1/ Excludes persons who reported no employment during 1993.

/2/ Enrollment status for number of months employed data are based on persons who attended some postsecondary education in 1993. Enrollment status for number of jobs data are based on persons who were enrolled in spring 1994.

/3/ Less than .05 percent.

/4/ Dropouts from the class of 1992 may have left school any time after the middle of 8th grade. Also includes some still enrolled in high school in 1994.

NOTE: References to the class of 1992 are based on students who were 8th graders in 1988 and who would be expected to have graduated in 1992. This group includes students who did not complete high school until later as well as persons who dropped out between 1988 and 1992.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, "National Education Longitudinal Study," Third Followup survey.

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