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Table H247. Among 2013 public high school graduates currently not enrolled in postsecondary education, percentage who were ever unemployed since high school, current labor force status, and current unemployment rate, by career and technical education (CTE) coursetaking pattern in high school and sex: 2016
      Current labor
force status
Current
unemployment
rate3
 
CTE coursetaking pattern in high school
and sex
Percent ever
unemployed1
  In the
labor force
(labor force
participation
rate)
  Employed
(employment
to population
ratio)
  Employed
full time2
(full-time
employment to
population
ratio)
   
Public high school graduates currently not
   enrolled in postsecondary education
46.7   88.7   75.2   53.0   15.2  
Number of CTE credits earned                    
0.00–0.99 51.8   87.8   67.3   44.5   23.3  
1.00–2.99 48.3   88.3   74.0   50.4   16.2  
3.00 or more 43.2   89.4   79.4   58.8   11.2  
2-credit CTE concentrator status4                    
Concentrators 42.6   89.4   78.8   57.5   11.9  
Nonconcentrators 49.7   88.2   72.6   49.7   17.7  
Earned at least 2 CTE credits, but fewer
than 2 credits in any single CTE area
46.9   93.1   79.5   56.3   14.5  
Earned fewer than 2 CTE credits 51.3   85.4   68.6   46.0   19.6  
3-credit CTE concentrator status4                    
Concentrators 41.9   89.7   80.0   58.1   10.9  
Nonconcentrators 48.1   88.4   73.9   51.5   16.5  
Earned at least 3 CTE credits, but fewer
than 3 credits in any single CTE area
44.7   89.1   78.8   59.6   11.5  
Earned fewer than 3 CTE credits 49.2   88.2   72.2   48.8   18.2  
Female 51.5   87.9   73.6   47.6   16.3  
Number of CTE credits earned                    
0.00–0.99 58.6   90.0   67.0   41.1   25.5  
1.00–2.99 50.0   88.3   73.3   45.9   17.0  
3.00 or more 49.5   86.3   77.3   53.0   10.5  
2-credit CTE concentrator status4                    
Concentrators 48.9   87.7   76.2   50.3   13.1  
Nonconcentrators 53.0   88.0   72.0   46.0   18.2  
Earned at least 2 CTE credits, but fewer
than 2 credits in any single CTE area
49.2   91.6   80.7   57.3   11.9 !
Earned fewer than 2 CTE credits 55.0   86.2   67.4   40.2   21.8  
3-credit CTE concentrator status4                    
Concentrators 47.8   85.4   75.8   50.8   11.2  
Nonconcentrators 52.3   88.5   73.1   46.9   17.4  
Earned at least 3 CTE credits, but fewer
than 3 credits in any single CTE area
51.1   87.3   78.8   55.1   9.7  
Earned fewer than 3 CTE credits 52.6   88.8   71.4   44.4   19.7  
Male 42.5   89.4   76.6   57.7   14.3  
Number of CTE credits earned                    
0.00–0.99 43.0   84.9   67.7   49.0   20.3  
1.00–2.99 46.7   88.3   74.6   54.5   15.5  
3.00 or more 38.8   91.6   80.9   63.0   11.6  
2-credit CTE concentrator status4                    
Concentrators 38.1   90.7   80.7   62.7   11.0  
Nonconcentrators 46.4   88.3   73.2   53.5   17.1  
Earned at least 2 CTE credits, but fewer
than 2 credits in any single CTE area
44.8   94.4   78.5   55.4   16.8  
Earned fewer than 2 CTE credits 47.3   84.4   69.8   52.3   17.3  
3-credit CTE concentrator status4                    
Concentrators 38.1   92.6   82.7   62.9   10.6  
Nonconcentrators 44.1   88.4   74.6   56.0   15.5  
Earned at least 3 CTE credits, but fewer
than 3 credits in any single CTE area
39.8   90.5   78.9   63.0   12.8  
Earned fewer than 3 CTE credits 45.8   87.5   73.0   53.2   16.6  
! Interpret data with caution. Estimate is unstable because the standard error is between 30 and 50 percent of the estimate.
1“Ever unemployed” includes graduates who were not working but actively looking for work for a period of one or more months since high school graduation.
2Full-time employment is defined as working at least 35 hours per week.
3Unemployment rate is the number of unemployed graduates divided by the number of graduates in the labor force.
4The 2- and 3-credit CTE concentrators are graduates who earned at least 2 and at least 3 credits, respectively, in at least one of the following 10 CTE areas: agriculture and natural resources; business, finance, and marketing; communications and communication technologies; computer and information sciences; construction; consumer services; engineering, design, and production; health care; mechanical repair and operation; and public services. Graduates who concentrated in more than one CTE area were counted only once.
NOTE: Public high school graduates are defined as students who graduated from a public high school with an honors or standard diploma by August 31 of their scheduled graduation year (2013). The table includes the 82.5 percent of public high school graduates who had a complete grade 9–12 transcript, defined as one that recorded at least 16 Carnegie units (a Carnegie unit is a credit hour, i.e., the equivalent of a course taken every school day, one period per day, for a full school year), with a positive, nonzero number of units completed in English. See https://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2019046 for the taxonomy used to define subject areas.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09), Base-year, 2013 Update, High School Transcript, and Second Follow-Up.