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Digest of Education Statistics: 2004
Digest of Education Statistics: 2004

NCES 2006-005
October 2005


Table 376. Labor force participation of persons 16 years old and over, by highest level of education, age, sex, and race/ethnicity: 2004

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                          |                       Labor force participation rate\1\            |                        Employment/population ratio\2\
                          |____________________________________________________________________|____________________________________________________________________
Age, sex, and             |          |  Less than|      High|                College           |          |  Less than|      High|                 College
race/ethnicity            |     Total|high school|    school|__________________________________|     Total|high_school|    school|__________________________________
                          |          |    comple-|completion|       Some|Associate's|Bachelor's|          |    comple-|completion|      Some|Associate's|Bachelor's
                          |          |    tion\3\|          |   college,|     degree| or higher|          |    tion\3\|          |  college,|     degree| or higher
                          |          |           |          |  no degree|           |    degree|          |           |          | no degree|           |    degree
__________________________|__________|___________|__________|___________|___________|__________|__________|___________|__________|__________|___________|___________
1                         |        2 |         3 |        4 |         5 |         6 |         7|        8 |         9 |        10|        11|        12 |        13
__________________________|__________|___________|__________|___________|___________|__________|__________|___________|__________|__________|___________|___________
   16 to 19 years old\4\ .|43.9(2.14)|36.0 (0.79)|64.0(1.53)|55.6 (1.84)|  ‡    (†) |  ‡   (†) |36.4(2.07)|28.8 (0.75)|53.9(1.59)|50.6(1.86)|  ‡    (†) |  ‡    (†)
Male .....................|43.9(0.95)|36.4 (1.10)|66.4(2.14)|54.4 (2.79)|  ‡    (†) |  ‡   (†) |35.9(0.92)|28.6 (1.03)|55.5(2.25)|48.9(2.80)|  ‡    (†) |  ‡    (†)
Female ...................|43.8(0.96)|35.6 (1.15)|61.7(2.18)|56.6 (2.45)|  ‡    (†) |  ‡   (†) |37.0(0.94)|29.0 (1.09)|52.3(2.24)|51.9(2.47)|  ‡    (†) |  ‡    (†)
White, non-Hispanic ......|49.1(0.86)|41.4 (1.04)|67.7(1.84)|58.6 (2.17)|  ‡    (†) |  ‡   (†) |42.2(0.85)|34.7 (1.01)|58.6(1.94)|53.8(2.20)|  ‡    (†) |  ‡    (†)
Black, non-Hispanic ......|31.2(1.74)|23.7 (1.88)|53.6(4.48)|46.6 (6.04)|  ‡    (†) |  ‡   (†) |21.2(1.54)|14.5 (1.55)|38.6(4.38)|39.1(5.91)|  ‡    (†) |  ‡    (†)
Hispanic .................|38.2(1.73)|31.1 (1.91)|60.5(4.27)|53.8 (5.77)|  ‡    (†) |  ‡   (†) |30.4(1.64)|23.6 (1.76)|50.0(4.37)|48.1(5.78)|  ‡    (†) |  ‡    (†)
                          |          |           |          |           |           |          |          |           |          |          |           |
   20 to 24 years old\4\ .|75.0(0.38)|67.6 (1.10)|78.9(0.66)|70.7 (0.66)|82.4 (1.37)|83.3(0.94)|67.9(0.41)|56.5 (1.16)|70.1(0.74)|65.4(0.69)|77.6 (1.50)|78.6 (1.03)
Male .....................|79.6(0.69)|79.9 (1.69)|85.5(1.04)|71.5 (1.30)|84.1 (2.72)|85.1(1.90)|71.6(0.77)|68.2 (1.96)|75.8(1.26)|65.5(1.37)|79.4 (3.01)|80.0 (2.13)
Female ...................|70.5(0.75)|51.3 (2.33)|70.8(1.42)|70.0 (1.21)|81.2 (2.42)|82.0(1.64)|64.3(0.78)|41.0 (2.29)|63.3(1.51)|65.3(1.25)|76.2 (2.64)|77.7 (1.78)
White, non-Hispanic ......|77.8(0.47)|67.5 (1.81)|82.0(0.80)|72.7 (0.79)|84.8 (1.54)|85.6(1.01)|71.9(0.51)|56.9 (1.91)|74.4(0.91)|68.1(0.83)|80.8 (1.68)|81.4 (1.12)
Black, non-Hispanic ......|68.1(1.63)|58.2 (4.08)|72.1(2.63)|65.8 (2.79)|73.1 (7.57)|80.5(5.12)|55.4(1.74)|37.9 (4.01)|57.8(2.89)|56.7(2.91)|67.5 (8.00)|73.4 (5.72)
Hispanic .................|74.5(1.31)|72.7 (2.31)|77.0(2.19)|72.0 (2.72)|77.4 (5.76)|81.0(5.82)|67.6(1.40)|64.8 (2.48)|69.3(2.40)|66.7(2.86)|71.3 (6.23)|77.3 (6.21)
                          |          |           |          |           |           |          |          |           |          |          |           |
   25 and older ..........|66.9(0.14)|45.1 (0.38)|63.2(0.25)|70.3 (0.32)|76.6 (0.42)|77.9(0.23)|64.0(0.14)|41.2 (0.37)|60.0(0.25)|67.1(0.33)|73.8 (0.44)|75.8 (0.24)
Male .....................|75.3(0.25)|58.3 (0.73)|73.5(0.45)|77.3 (0.59)|83.5 (0.77)|82.8(0.40)|72.0(0.26)|53.8 (0.73)|69.8(0.47)|73.8(0.62)|80.1 (0.83)|80.6 (0.42)
Female ...................|59.3(0.26)|32.5 (0.65)|54.1(0.46)|64.3 (0.60)|71.5 (0.78)|72.8(0.46)|56.7(0.26)|29.2 (0.63)|51.5(0.46)|61.3(0.61)|69.1 (0.80)|70.9 (0.47)
White, non-Hispanic ......|66.1(0.16)|35.8 (0.52)|60.9(0.29)|68.6 (0.38)|76.2 (0.49)|77.3(0.26)|63.7(0.17)|33.1 (0.51)|58.3(0.30)|66.1(0.39)|73.7 (0.50)|75.3 (0.27)
Black, non-Hispanic ......|66.9(0.60)|38.5 (1.44)|67.5(1.00)|73.8 (1.28)|77.5 (1.89)|83.0(1.13)|61.5(0.62)|32.5 (1.39)|61.6(1.04)|67.6(1.36)|73.0 (2.01)|79.5 (1.21)
Hispanic .................|71.2(0.56)|62.3 (0.93)|74.0(1.01)|79.1 (1.38)|79.8 (2.09)|82.1(1.34)|67.1(0.58)|57.6 (0.95)|70.2(1.06)|75.1(1.47)|76.5 (2.21)|79.2 (1.42)
__________________________|__________|___________|__________|___________|___________|__________|__________|___________|__________|__________|___________|___________

†Not applicable.
‡Reporting standards not met.
\1\Percent of the civilian population who are employed or seeking employment.
\2\Number of persons employed as a percent of civilian population.
\3\Includes persons reporting no school years completed.
\4\Excludes persons enrolled in school.

NOTE: Standard errors appear in parentheses.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics, previously unpublished tabulations from the March Current Population Survey. (This table was prepared April 2005.)