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Table 388. College enrollment and labor force status of 2006, 2007, and 2008 high school completers, by sex and race/ethnicity: 2006, 2007, and 2008
Selected characteristic Civilian noninstitutional population Percentage distribution of population Labor force participation rate of population1 Civilian labor force2 Population not in labor force (in thousands)
Number (in thousands) Percent Percent of high school completers Employed Unemployed (seeking employment) Not in labor force Number (in thousands) Unemployment rate
Total Employed Unemployed (seeking employment)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
2006 high school completers3                                                       
Total 2,692 (108.2) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 46.2 (1.68) 9.0   (0.97) 44.8 (1.30) 55.2 (1.68) 1,484 (67.2) 1,244 (61.6) 241   (27.3) 16.2   (1.68) 1,207 (46.9)
Male 1,328 (76.1) 49.4 (2.09) 49.4 (2.09) 42.8 (2.34) 9.8   (1.41) 47.4 (2.36) 52.6 (2.36) 699 (45.4) 569 (41.0) 130   (19.7) 18.7   (2.54) 629 (43.1)
Female 1,363 (76.9) 50.6 (2.09) 50.6 (2.09) 49.5 (2.26) 8.1   (1.23) 42.4 (2.23) 57.6 (2.23) 785 (46.5) 675 (43.2) 111   (17.5) 14.1   (2.07) 578 (40.0)
                                                     
White 1,805 (88.3) 67.1 (1.96) 67.1 (1.96) 49.6 (2.06) 8.2   (1.14) 42.2 (1.57) 57.8 (2.04) 1,044 (56.4) 896 (52.3) 149   (21.4) 14.2   (1.90) 761 (37.3)
Black 318 (44.9) 11.8 (1.61) 11.8 (1.61) 29.7 (4.76) 18.2   (4.02) 52.1 (5.21) 47.9 (5.21) 153 (22.9) 95 (18.0) 58   (14.1) 38.0   (7.31) 166 (23.8)
Hispanic 382 (63.9) 14.2 (2.27) 14.2 (2.27) 48.9 (4.75) 7.8 ! (2.55) 43.3 (4.71) 56.7 (4.71) 217 (27.2) 187 (25.3) 30 ! (10.1) 13.8 ! (4.35) 166 (23.8)
                                                     
Enrolled in college, 2006 1,776 (60.0) 100.0 (†) 66.0 (1.33) 40.5 (2.04) 3.8   (0.80) 55.8 (1.60) 44.2 (2.06) 786 (49.0) 718 (46.9) 67   (14.4) 8.6   (1.76) 990 (42.5)
Male 875 (42.1) 49.2 (1.73) 32.5 (1.32) 35.1 (2.78) 3.8   (1.11) 61.1 (2.84) 38.9 (2.84) 340 (31.7) 307 (30.2) 33 ! (9.9) 9.7   (2.76) 535 (39.7)
Female 901 (42.7) 50.8 (1.73) 33.5 (1.33) 45.7 (2.77) 3.8   (1.06) 50.5 (2.78) 49.5 (2.78) 446 (35.1) 411 (33.8) 34   (9.8) 7.7   (2.11) 456 (35.5)
                                                     
2-year 665 (37.3) 37.4 (1.68) 24.7 (1.21) 52.5 (3.39) 6.9   (1.73) 40.6 (2.58) 59.4 (3.34) 395 (34.8) 349 (32.7) 46   (11.9) 11.6   (2.84) 270 (22.2)
4-year 1,111 (47.9) 62.6 (1.68) 41.3 (1.39) 33.2 (2.48) 1.9 ! (0.73) 64.8 (1.94) 35.2 (2.51) 391 (34.6) 369 (33.6) 21 ! (8.1) 5.5 ! (2.03) 720 (36.3)
                                                     
Full-time students 1,639 (57.8) 92.3 (0.93) 60.9 (1.37) 37.9 (2.10) 3.2   (0.77) 58.8 (1.65) 41.2 (2.13) 675 (45.4) 622 (43.6) 53   (12.8) 7.9   (1.82) 964 (41.9)
Part-time students 137 (17.1) 7.7 (0.93) 5.1 (0.62) 70.4 (6.82) 10.3 ! (4.57) 19.3 (4.56) 80.7 (5.89) 111 (18.4) 97 (17.2) 14 ! (6.6) 12.8 ! (5.58) 26 (7.0)
                                                     
White 1,237 (49.9) 69.6 (1.59) 46.0 (1.40) 43.4 (2.47) 2.9   (0.84) 53.7 (1.92) 46.3 (2.48) 573 (41.9) 536 (40.5) 36   (10.6) 6.3   (1.79) 664 (34.8)
Black 177 (20.3) 9.9 (1.10) 6.6 (0.74) 27.6 (6.25) 9.9 ! (4.19) 62.5 (6.77) 37.5 (6.77) 66 (15.1) 49 (13.0) 18 ! (7.8)   (†) 110 (19.5)
Hispanic 222 (24.2) 12.5 (1.30) 8.2 (0.88) 40.6 (6.13) 4.5 ! (2.59) 54.9 (6.21) 45.1 (6.21) 100 (18.6) 90 (17.6) 10 ! (5.9) 10.0 ! (5.57) 122 (20.4)
                                                     
Not enrolled in college, 2006 916 (43.6) 100.0 (†) 34.0 (1.33) 57.3 (2.86) 19.0   (2.28) 23.7 (1.90) 76.3 (2.46) 699 (46.2) 525 (40.1) 174   (23.2) 24.9   (2.88) 217 (19.9)
Male 454 (30.7) 49.6 (2.41) 16.9 (1.05) 57.7 (4.00) 21.5   (3.32) 20.9 (3.29) 79.1 (3.29) 359 (32.6) 262 (27.8) 98   (17.0) 27.2   (4.04) 95 (16.8)
Female 462 (31.0) 50.4 (2.41) 17.2 (1.06) 57.0 (3.84) 16.5   (2.88) 26.5 (3.42) 73.5 (3.42) 340 (30.7) 263 (27.0) 76   (14.6) 22.4   (3.78) 122 (18.4)
                                                     
White 568 (34.4) 62.1 (2.34) 21.1 (1.15) 63.2 (3.54) 19.8   (2.94) 17.0 (2.14) 83.0 (2.76) 472 (38.0) 359 (33.2) 112   (18.6) 23.8   (3.45) 97 (13.3)
Black 142 (18.2) 15.5 (1.86) 5.3 (0.67) 32.4 (7.31) 28.6   (7.06) 39.1 (7.62) 60.9 (7.62) 86 (17.2) 46 (12.6) 40   (11.8) 46.9   (9.99) 55 (13.8)
Hispanic 161 (20.7) 17.6 (2.08) 6.0 (0.76) 60.2 (7.17) 12.4 ! (4.82) 27.4 (6.54) 72.6 (6.54) 117 (20.0) 97 (18.3) 20 ! (8.3) 17.0 ! (6.47) 44 (12.3)
                                                     
2007 high school completers3                                                       
Total 2,955 (113.0) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 44.2 (1.60) 7.6   (0.86) 48.2 (1.24) 51.8 (1.61) 1,531 (68.3) 1,307 (63.1) 224   (26.3) 14.7   (1.59) 1,424 (50.9)
Male 1,511 (80.7) 51.1 (1.99) 51.1 (1.99) 44.5 (2.20) 8.5   (1.23) 47.1 (2.21) 52.9 (2.21) 800 (48.5) 672 (44.5) 128   (19.5) 16.0   (2.23) 711 (45.8)
Female 1,444 (79.0) 48.9 (1.99) 48.9 (1.99) 44.0 (2.18) 6.7   (1.10) 49.4 (2.19) 50.6 (2.19) 731 (44.9) 635 (41.9) 96   (16.4) 13.2   (2.09) 713 (44.4)
                                                     
White 2,043 (93.4) 69.1 (1.84) 69.1 (1.84) 47.2 (1.93) 5.5   (0.89) 47.3 (1.50) 52.7 (1.93) 1,077 (57.3) 964 (54.2) 113   (18.7) 10.5   (1.64) 967 (42.0)
Black 416 (50.8) 14.1 (1.66) 14.1 (1.66) 36.2 (4.38) 18.4   (3.53) 45.4 (4.54) 54.6 (4.54) 227 (27.9) 151 (22.7) 77   (16.2) 33.7   (5.83) 189 (25.4)
Hispanic 355 (61.8) 12.0 (2.02) 12.0 (2.02) 37.6 (4.78) 6.6 ! (2.44) 55.8 (4.90) 44.2 (4.90) 157 (23.2) 134 (21.4) 23 ! (9.0) 14.9 ! (5.28) 198 (26.0)
                                                     
Enrolled in college, 2007 1,986 (63.3) 100.0 (†) 67.2 (1.26) 35.9 (1.89) 3.9   (0.76) 60.3 (1.49) 39.7 (1.92) 789 (49.1) 712 (46.7) 77   (15.4) 9.8   (1.86) 1,197 (46.7)
Male 999 (44.9) 50.3 (1.64) 33.8 (1.27) 35.9 (2.62) 2.8 ! (0.90) 61.2 (2.66) 38.8 (2.66) 387 (33.9) 359 (32.6) 28 ! (9.2) 7.3 ! (2.28) 612 (42.5)
Female 986 (44.6) 49.7 (1.64) 33.4 (1.27) 35.8 (2.55) 4.9   (1.15) 59.3 (2.61) 40.7 (2.61) 402 (33.4) 353 (31.3) 49   (11.6) 12.1   (2.72) 585 (40.2)
                                                     
2-year 711 (38.6) 35.8 (1.57) 24.1 (1.15) 49.0 (3.28) 5.7   (1.53) 45.3 (2.53) 54.7 (3.27) 389 (34.5) 349 (32.7) 41   (11.2) 10.4   (2.73) 322 (24.3)
4-year 1,274 (51.2) 64.2 (1.57) 43.1 (1.33) 28.5 (2.22) 2.9   (0.82) 68.6 (1.76) 31.4 (2.28) 400 (35.0) 363 (33.4) 36   (10.6) 9.1   (2.53) 875 (40.0)
                                                     
Full-time students 1,851 (61.2) 93.2 (0.82) 62.6 (1.30) 33.5 (1.92) 3.8   (0.78) 62.7 (1.52) 37.3 (1.97) 691 (46.0) 621 (43.6) 70   (14.8) 10.2   (2.02) 1,160 (46.0)
Part-time students 135 (16.9) 6.8 (0.82) 4.6 (0.56) 67.7 (7.05) 4.9 ! (3.28) 27.3 (5.19) 72.7 (6.72) 98 (17.3) 91 (16.7) 7 ! (4.5) 6.8 ! (4.47) 37 (8.2)
                                                     
White 1,421 (53.3) 71.5 (1.48) 48.1 (1.34) 37.2 (2.25) 3.7   (0.88) 59.2 (1.77) 40.8 (2.28) 580 (42.1) 528 (40.2) 52   (12.7) 9.0   (2.09) 841 (39.2)
Black 232 (23.1) 11.7 (1.12) 7.9 (0.77) 32.0 (5.69) 5.4 ! (2.76) 62.6 (5.90) 37.4 (5.90) 87 (17.3) 74 (16.0) 13 ! (6.6) 14.5 ! (7.02) 145 (22.3)
Hispanic 227 (24.5) 11.4 (1.18) 7.7 (0.81) 34.5 (5.86) 1.4 ! (1.46) 64.1 (5.92) 35.9 (5.92) 82 (16.8) 78 (16.4) 3 ! (3.3) 3.9 ! (4.01) 146 (22.4)
                                                     
Not enrolled in college, 2007 970 (44.9) 100.0 (†) 32.8 (1.26) 61.3 (2.74) 15.2   (2.03) 23.4 (1.84) 76.6 (2.38) 742 (47.6) 595 (42.7) 147   (21.4) 19.9   (2.58) 227 (20.4)
Male 512 (32.6) 52.8 (2.34) 17.3 (1.02) 61.1 (3.71) 19.5   (3.02) 19.4 (3.01) 80.6 (3.01) 413 (34.9) 313 (30.4) 100   (17.2) 24.1   (3.63) 99 (17.2)
Female 458 (30.8) 47.2 (2.34) 15.5 (0.97) 61.6 (3.79) 10.4   (2.38) 28.0 (3.50) 72.0 (3.50) 330 (30.2) 282 (28.0) 48   (11.5) 14.5   (3.23) 128 (18.9)
                                                     
White 623 (35.9) 64.2 (2.25) 21.1 (1.10) 70.0 (3.22) 9.7   (2.09) 20.2 (2.18) 79.8 (2.82) 497 (39.0) 436 (36.5) 61   (13.7) 12.2   (2.58) 126 (15.2)
Black 184 (20.7) 19.0 (1.96) 6.2 (0.69) 41.5 (6.75) 34.8   (6.52) 23.7 (5.82) 76.3 (5.82) 141 (22.0) 76 (16.2) 64   (14.9) 45.6   (7.81) 44 (12.3)
Hispanic 128 (18.6) 13.2 (1.80) 4.3 (0.62) 43.2 (8.14) 15.7 ! (5.98) 41.1 (8.08) 58.9 (8.08) 75 (16.1) 55 (13.8) 20 ! (8.3) 26.7 ! (9.47) 53 (13.5)
                                                     
2008 high school completers3                                                       
Total 3,151 (116.3) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 41.6 (1.54) 10.6   (0.96) 47.8 (1.20) 52.2 (1.56) 1,644 (70.7) 1,310 (63.2) 334   (32.1) 20.3   (1.75) 1,507 (52.4)
Male 1,640 (83.8) 52.1 (1.93) 52.1 (1.93) 39.1 (2.08) 11.3   (1.35) 49.6 (2.13) 50.4 (2.13) 827 (49.3) 641 (43.5) 186   (23.5) 22.5   (2.50) 813 (48.9)
Female 1,511 (80.6) 47.9 (1.93) 47.9 (1.93) 44.2 (2.13) 9.8   (1.28) 45.9 (2.14) 54.1 (2.14) 817 (47.4) 668 (43.0) 148   (20.3) 18.2   (2.25) 694 (43.8)
                                                     
White 2,091 (94.4) 66.3 (1.82) 66.3 (1.82) 44.7 (1.90) 9.9   (1.15) 45.4 (1.47) 54.6 (1.91) 1,141 (59.0) 934 (53.4) 207   (25.3) 18.2   (2.01) 949 (41.6)
Black 416 (50.8) 13.2 (1.56) 13.2 (1.56) 34.8 (4.34) 12.7   (3.03) 52.5 (4.55) 47.5 (4.55) 198 (26.0) 145 (22.3) 53   (13.5) 26.7   (5.85) 218 (27.3)
Hispanic 458 (69.5) 14.5 (2.11) 14.5 (2.11) 40.4 (4.26) 13.3   (2.95) 46.3 (4.33) 53.7 (4.33) 246 (28.9) 185 (25.1) 61   (14.5) 24.8   (5.12) 212 (26.9)
                                                     
Enrolled in college, 2008 2,161 (65.9) 100.0 (†) 68.6 (1.21) 35.0 (1.80) 6.1   (0.91) 58.9 (1.43) 41.1 (1.85) 888 (52.1) 756 (48.1) 132   (20.2) 14.9   (2.10) 1,274 (48.2)
Male 1,080 (46.6) 50.0 (1.57) 34.3 (1.23) 30.3 (2.41) 5.7   (1.22) 64.0 (2.52) 36.0 (2.52) 389 (33.9) 327 (31.1) 62   (13.6) 15.9   (3.20) 691 (45.1)
Female 1,081 (46.6) 50.0 (1.57) 34.3 (1.23) 39.6 (2.48) 6.5   (1.25) 53.9 (2.53) 46.1 (2.53) 499 (37.1) 428 (34.4) 70   (14.0) 14.1   (2.60) 583 (40.1)
                                                     
2-year 871 (42.6) 40.3 (1.54) 27.7 (1.16) 48.1 (2.96) 7.9   (1.60) 44.1 (2.28) 55.9 (2.95) 488 (38.6) 419 (35.8) 69   (14.6) 14.1   (2.77) 384 (26.5)
4-year 1,290 (51.5) 59.7 (1.54) 40.9 (1.28) 26.1 (2.14) 4.9   (1.06) 69.0 (1.74) 31.0 (2.26) 400 (35.0) 337 (32.1) 64   (14.0) 15.9   (3.22) 890 (40.3)
                                                     
Full-time students 2,013 (63.7) 93.1 (0.79) 63.9 (1.25) 32.9 (1.83) 5.6   (0.90) 61.5 (1.47) 38.5 (1.90) 775 (48.7) 662 (45.0) 113   (18.7) 14.5   (2.23) 1,238 (47.5)
Part-time students 149 (17.8) 6.9 (0.79) 4.7 (0.55) 62.8 (6.94) 13.2 ! (4.88) 24.1 (4.75) 75.9 (6.14) 113 (18.6) 93 (16.9) 20 ! (7.8) 17.3 ! (6.27) 36 (8.1)
                                                     
White 1,499 (54.6) 69.3 (1.45) 47.6 (1.30) 37.6 (2.19) 5.8   (1.06) 56.7 (1.73) 43.3 (2.24) 649 (44.6) 563 (41.5) 86   (16.3) 13.3   (2.34) 850 (39.4)
Black 232 (23.1) 10.7 (1.03) 7.4 (0.72) 27.3 (5.44) 5.8 ! (2.84) 66.9 (5.75) 33.1 (5.75) 77 (16.2) 63 (14.8) 13 ! (6.8) 17.4 ! (8.05) 155 (23.1)
Hispanic 292 (27.7) 13.5 (1.22) 9.3 (0.86) 34.7 (5.17) 9.9 ! (3.25) 55.4 (5.40) 44.6 (5.40) 130 (21.2) 101 (18.7) 29 ! (10.0) 22.2 ! (6.77) 162 (23.6)
                                                     
Not enrolled in college, 2008 989 (45.3) 100.0 (†) 31.4 (1.21) 56.0 (2.76) 20.4   (2.25) 23.6 (1.83) 76.4 (2.37) 756 (48.1) 554 (41.2) 202   (25.0) 26.7   (2.83) 234 (20.7)
Male 560 (34.0) 56.6 (2.30) 17.8 (0.99) 56.1 (3.62) 22.1   (3.02) 21.9 (3.01) 78.1 (3.01) 438 (36.0) 314 (30.5) 124   (19.1) 28.2   (3.71) 122 (19.1)
Female 430 (29.9) 43.4 (2.30) 13.6 (0.89) 55.9 (4.00) 18.2   (3.11) 25.9 (3.53) 74.1 (3.53) 318 (29.7) 240 (25.8) 78   (14.7) 24.6   (4.03) 111 (17.6)
                                                     
White 592 (35.1) 59.8 (2.28) 18.8 (1.02) 62.7 (3.48) 20.5   (2.92) 16.9 (2.08) 83.1 (2.70) 492 (38.8) 371 (33.7) 121   (19.4) 24.6   (3.42) 100 (13.5)
Black 184 (20.7) 18.6 (1.92) 5.9 (0.65) 44.2 (6.80) 21.4   (5.61) 34.4 (6.50) 65.6 (6.50) 121 (20.4) 81 (16.7) 39   (11.7) 32.6   (7.92) 63 (14.8)
Hispanic 165 (21.0) 16.7 (1.96) 5.2 (0.66) 50.5 (7.23) 19.4   (5.72) 30.1 (6.63) 69.9 (6.63) 115 (19.9) 83 (16.9) 32 ! (10.5) 27.7   (7.74) 50 (13.1)
†Not applicable.
!Interpret data with caution.                                                      
‡Reporting standards not met.
1 The labor force participation rate is the percentage of persons who are either employed or seeking employment.
2 The labor force includes all employed persons plus those seeking employment. The unemployment rate is the percentage of persons in the labor force who are not working and who made specific efforts to find employment sometime during the prior 4 weeks.
3 Includes 16- to 24-year-olds who completed high school between October of the previous year and October of the given year.
NOTE: Enrollment data are for October of given year. Data are based on sample surveys of the civilian noninstitutional population. Percentages are only shown when the base is 75,000 or greater. Totals include race categories not separately shown. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Standard errors appear in parentheses.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), October 2006, 2007, and 2008. (This table was prepared August 2009.)

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