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

NCES 2006-005
October 2005


Table 379. Employment of 12th-graders, by selected student and school characteristics: 1992

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                           |      |     Sex     |            Race/ethnicity           |    Socioeconomic status\1\|   Location of school
Employment                 |Total |             |_____________________________________|___________________________|        attended
characteristic             |      |_____________|White |Black | His- |Asian/ |American|  Low |Middle|Middle| High |______________________
                           |      | Male |Female|      |      |panic |Pacific| Indian |      |  low | high |      |Urban |Suburban|Rural
                           |      |      |      |      |      |      |Islande|        |      |      |      |      |      |        |
___________________________|______|______|______|______|______|______|_______|________|______|______|______|______|______|________|______
1                          |    2 |    3 |    4 |    5 |    6 |    7 |     8 |      9 |   10 |   11 |   12 |   13 |   14 |     15 |   16
___________________________|______|______|______|______|______|______|_______|________|______|______|______|______|______|________|______
                           |                                              Percentage distribution
                           |_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Average hours worked per   |      |      |      |      |      |      |       |        |      |      |      |      |      |        |
   week during senior year |      |      |      |      |      |      |       |        |      |      |      |      |      |        |
   Total ..................| 100.0| 100.0| 100.0| 100.0| 100.0| 100.0|  100.0|   100.0| 100.0| 100.0| 100.0| 100.0| 100.0|   100.0| 100.0
Did not work during year ..|  31.8|  33.0|  30.7|  27.6|  47.4|  38.9|   43.3|    45.0|  38.2|  29.8|  28.2|  32.5|  35.6|    29.4|  31.6
1 to 5 hours ..............|   6.8|   6.0|   7.6|   7.0|   4.9|   6.0|    9.5|     8.5|   5.2|   5.5|   5.8|  10.1|   6.7|     6.6|   7.2
6 to 10 hours .............|   9.8|   8.9|  10.7|  11.2|   6.5|   5.3|    6.7|     5.6|   6.7|   8.3|  10.6|  12.6|   9.4|     9.6|  10.6
11 to 15 hours ............|  12.7|  11.1|  14.4|  14.1|   7.2|  11.3|    9.3|     6.2|   9.5|  11.9|  13.7|  15.0|  12.2|    13.6|  12.1
16 to 20 hours ............|  16.1|  15.0|  17.2|  17.3|  11.9|  13.3|   13.5|    12.5|  13.4|  18.6|  18.4|  14.0|  14.3|    18.3|  14.9
More than 20 hours ........|  22.7|  26.0|  19.5|  22.8|  22.1|  25.2|   17.7|    22.3|  27.1|  25.9|  23.3|  15.8|  21.7|    22.5|  23.7
  21 to 25 hours ..........|   9.8|  10.2|   9.5|  10.0|   8.8|  10.7|    8.1|    12.0|  10.2|  10.9|  10.8|   8.0|   9.5|    10.6|   9.1
  26 to 30 hours ..........|   5.6|   6.5|   4.8|   5.5|   6.4|   6.6|    4.4|     3.8|   6.8|   6.4|   5.9|   3.4|   5.3|     5.7|   5.8
  31 to 35 hours ..........|   2.5|   3.1|   1.9|   2.6|   2.4|   2.4|    0.8|     5.0|   3.6|   3.2|   2.4|   1.3|   2.3|     2.5|   2.7
  36 to 40 hours ..........|   3.3|   4.2|   2.4|   3.3|   2.9|   4.1|    3.7|     0.9|   4.3|   4.2|   2.7|   2.1|   3.3|     2.4|   4.3
  More than 40 hours ......|   1.5|   2.0|   1.0|   1.5|   1.7|   1.4|    0.8|     0.7|   2.2|   1.4|   1.6|   1.0|   1.3|     1.4|   1.8
                           |      |      |      |      |      |      |       |        |      |      |      |      |      |        |
Most recent type of work   |      |      |      |      |      |      |       |        |      |      |      |      |      |        |
   for employed students   |      |      |      |      |      |      |       |        |      |      |      |      |      |        |
   Total ..................| 100.0| 100.0| 100.0| 100.0| 100.0| 100.0|  100.0|   100.0| 100.0| 100.0| 100.0| 100.0| 100.0|   100.0| 100.0
Lawn work or odd jobs .....|   2.2|   4.2|   0.3|   2.5|   0.8|   0.9|    1.7|     5.3|   2.3|   2.0|   2.1|   2.5|   1.3|     2.2|   2.9
Food service ..............|  24.0|  22.2|  25.7|  22.8|  34.8|  24.8|   22.9|    24.6|  28.0|  26.6|  25.1|  18.6|  23.6|    23.1|  25.4
Delivery person ...........|   1.6|   2.5|   0.6|   1.5|   1.9|   1.1|    3.2|     1.3|   0.8|   1.7|   1.3|   2.1|   1.5|     1.7|   1.5
Babysitter or child care ..|   4.3|   0.6|   7.9|   4.8|   2.4|   2.2|    5.0|     1.1|   3.2|   3.9|   4.5|   5.4|   4.9|     4.4|   3.9
Camp counselor/lifeguard ..|   0.7|   0.8|   0.7|   0.9|    # |   0.5|    0.6|      # |   0.2|   0.3|   0.9|   1.3|   0.8|     0.9|   0.5
Farm worker ...............|   2.2|   4.4|   0.1|   2.7|    # |   1.1|     # |      # |   3.7|   3.3|   1.6|   1.1|   0.2|     1.1|   5.5
Mechanic ..................|   1.4|   2.8|    # |   1.5|   0.7|   1.5|    1.0|     1.4|   2.0|   1.8|   1.5|   0.6|   1.0|     1.3|   1.9
Grocery clerk or cashier ..|  14.5|  12.5|  16.4|  14.8|  15.9|  11.6|    8.5|    25.7|  15.5|  16.6|  14.5|  12.3|  14.2|    13.4|  16.4
Beautician ................|   0.2|   0.1|   0.3|   0.1|   1.1|   0.3|     # |      # |   0.6|   0.2|   0.2|   0.1|   0.2|     0.2|   0.3
House cleaning ............|   0.9|   0.7|   1.1|   0.8|   0.8|   2.0|    0.6|      # |   1.5|   0.6|   1.2|   0.6|   0.7|     0.6|   1.4
Construction ..............|   2.0|   4.0|   0.1|   2.1|   1.0|   1.9|    0.9|     2.0|   2.6|   2.3|   1.9|   1.4|   1.4|     1.8|   2.7
Office or clerical ........|   6.9|   2.9|  10.7|   6.3|   9.2|   8.7|   12.1|     5.8|   6.3|   6.0|   7.2|   8.0|   9.0|     6.8|   5.4
Health services ...........|   1.6|   0.9|   2.3|   1.6|   2.1|   1.1|    1.0|     4.5|   2.5|   2.0|   1.4|   0.9|   1.5|     1.6|   1.7
Salesperson .............. |  11.8|   9.8|  13.7|  12.0|   8.7|  11.9|   15.0|     7.9|   7.2|   8.8|  12.5|  15.8|  13.4|    14.1|   7.3
Warehouse worker ..........|   2.1|   3.9|   0.4|   2.2|   1.3|   1.7|    2.0|     2.3|   1.7|   2.5|   1.9|   2.1|   2.0|     2.3|   1.9
Other .....................|  23.5|  27.7|  19.6|  23.5|  19.3|  28.8|   25.4|    18.3|  22.0|  21.4|  22.3|  27.4|  24.4|    24.6|  21.3
                           |      |      |      |      |      |      |       |        |      |      |      |      |      |        |
Most recent hourly wage    |      |      |      |      |      |      |       |        |      |      |      |      |      |        |
   for employed students   |      |      |      |      |      |      |       |        |      |      |      |      |      |        |
   Total ..................| 100.0| 100.0| 100.0| 100.0| 100.0| 100.0|  100.0|   100.0| 100.0| 100.0| 100.0| 100.0| 100.0|   100.0| 100.0
Less than $4.25 per hour ..|   9.9|   7.2|  12.4|  10.3|   8.3|   8.8|    7.9|     5.8|  12.2|  11.4|   9.0|   8.0|   7.9|     7.5|  14.8
$4.25 to $6.00 per hour ...|  77.5|  75.6|  79.2|  76.7|  80.9|  81.1|   77.0|    79.3|  79.0|  76.8|  80.0|  74.8|  80.1|    77.0|  75.8
$6.01 to $8.00 per hour ...|   7.7|  10.3|   5.3|   8.0|   5.8|   6.1|   10.7|     6.7|   5.3|   8.3|   6.8|   9.3|   7.3|     9.2|   6.1
$8.01 or more per hour ....|   5.0|   6.9|   3.2|   5.1|   5.0|   4.0|    4.5|     8.3|   3.5|   3.5|   4.1|   7.9|   4.8|     6.3|   3.4
___________________________|______|______|______|______|______|______|_______|________|______|______|______|______|______|________|______

#Rounds to zero.
\1\Socioeconomic status (SES) was measured by a composite score of parental education and occupations, and family income.

NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, "The National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88/92), "Second Follow-up, Student Survey, 1992." (This table was prepared August 1995.)