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Youth Indicators 1996 / Indicator 67


Indicator 67. Employment of College Students


Employment of 16- to 24-year-old college students, by attendance status and hours worked per week: October 1970 to October 1994

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        |       Full-time college students           |         Part-time college students
        |--------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------
  Year  |Number of|Percent of |  Percent  | Percent  |Number of|Percent of |  Percent  | Percent
        |full-time| full-time |  working  | working  |part-time| part-time |  working  | working
        |students | students  | 20 or more|35 or more|students | students  | 20 or more|35 or more
        |employed |employed\1\| hours/week|hours/week|employed |employed\1\| hours/week|hours/week
--------|---------|-----------|-----------|----------|---------|-----------|-----------|----------

1970 ....   1,772        33.8        14.1        3.7       672        82.5        76.2       60.4
1971 ....   1,905        34.1        14.8        3.7       756        83.4        75.0       51.7
1972 ....   1,976        35.1        15.0        3.4       759        84.8        76.1       53.1
1973 ....   1,978        36.4        16.8        4.4       774        85.3        76.8       52.5
1974 ....     ---        36.6        17.0        4.7       ---        84.4        77.2       61.0

1975 ....   2,134        35.2        16.6        4.6       940        80.8        72.1       52.6
1976 ....   2,346        37.5        16.9        4.0     1,018        84.6        76.1       53.0
1977 ....   2,381        38.8        18.1        4.2     1,062        83.4        75.3       53.1
1978 ....   2,413        39.9        19.0        4.7     1,054        86.1        76.6       53.9
1979 ....   2,315        38.1        18.0        4.0     1,054        86.9        78.8       56.6

1980 ....   2,497        40.0        17.9        3.8     1,050        85.2        75.7       53.0
1981 ....   2,557        39.3        18.7        4.2     1,112        85.7        76.0       51.4
1982 ....   2,613        39.9        18.5        3.1     1,117        81.1        69.7       48.1
1983 ....   2,607        40.4        18.8        3.8     1,042        81.7        74.8       48.1
1984 ....   2,768        42.1        21.0        4.2     1,067        84.9        77.7       55.2

1985 ....   2,894        44.2        21.5        4.3     1,056        85.9        79.0       52.2
1986 ....   2,733        43.0        21.9        4.3     1,092        87.2        78.0       54.4
1987 ....   2,861        44.2        22.3        4.3     1,247        85.4        77.4       49.5
1988 ....   3,078        46.5        24.5        4.7     1,200        88.3        81.6       54.2
1989 ....   3,127        46.5        25.2        5.4     1,097        87.2        80.8       55.4

1990 ....   3,112        45.7        24.1        4.8     1,110        83.7        78.7       52.7
1991 ....   3,323        47.2        25.4        5.6     1,082        85.8        76.3       50.9
1992 ....   3,391        47.2        25.8        5.5     1,131        83.4        75.0       47.8
1993 ....   3,197        46.3        24.6        5.1     1,187        84.6        75.1       43.7
1994 ...    3,470        47.6        27.6        5.8     1,347        84.6        74.9       43.8
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/1/ Includes those with a job but not at work during the survey week.

-Data not available.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Condition of Education, 1995; and U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey, unpublished data.

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