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Table 8. Percentage of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Concentrators compared to Non-Concentrators among 2003-04 public high school graduates, by employment status (2012)Percentage of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Concentrators compared to Non-Concentrators among 2003-04 public high school graduates, by employment status (2012)

  Employment status1  
Characteristics   Employed >= 35 hours per week Employed < 35 hours per week Unemployed Out of the laber force2  
Total   69.4 14.9 9.4 6.3  
             
CTE Concentrator3   72.2 12.7 10.1 5.0  
Non-CTE Concentrator   68.8 15.4 9.3 6.5  
1 Employment status includes all jobs, full-time and part-time, that the sample member reported as of 2012, as found in F3EMPSTAT.
2 Out of the labor force indicates those who reported that they were not employed and not searching for work at the time of the interview.
3 A "CTE concentrator" is defined as a high school student who earned three or more credits in CTE courses in one specific topic area while in high school, as indicated on the student's high school transcript.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002), Third Follow-up Restricted-use File.


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