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[IWS] BLS: COLLEGE ENROLLMENT AND WORK ACTIVITY OF 2013 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES [22 April 2014]

IWS Documented News Service

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Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

16 East 34th Street, 4th floor---------------------- Stuart Basefsky

New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau

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COLLEGE ENROLLMENT AND WORK ACTIVITY OF 2013 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES [22 April 2014]

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/hsgec.nr0.htm

or

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/hsgec.pdf

[full-text, 5 pages]

 

In October 2013, 65.9 percent of 2013 high school graduates were enrolled in

colleges or universities, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Recent high school graduates not enrolled in college in October 2013 were over

twice as likely as enrolled graduates to be working or looking for work--74.2

percent compared with 34.1 percent.

 

Information on school enrollment and work activity is collected monthly in the

Current Population Survey (CPS), a nationwide survey of about 60,000 households that

provides information on employment and unemployment. Each October, a supplement to

the CPS gathers more detailed information about school enrollment, such as full- and

part-time enrollment status. Additional information about the October supplement is

included in the Technical Note.

 

Recent High School Graduates and Dropouts

 

Of the nearly 3.0 million youth age 16 to 24 who graduated from high school between

January and October 2013, about 2.0 million (65.9 percent) were enrolled in college

in October. The college enrollment rate of recent high school graduates in October

2013 was little different from the rate in October 2012 (66.2 percent). For 2013

graduates, the college enrollment rate was 68.4 percent for young women and 63.5

percent for young men. The college enrollment rate of Asians (79.1 percent) was higher

than the rates for recent white (67.1 percent), black (59.3 percent), and Hispanic

(59.9 percent) graduates. (See table 1.)

 

In October 2013, 34.1 percent of recent high school graduates who were enrolled in

college participated in the labor force--that is, they were working or looking for

work. The participation rates for male and female graduates enrolled in college

were 33.7 percent and 34.5 percent, respectively.

 

Among recent high school graduates enrolled in college in October 2013, 92.8

percent were full-time students. The labor force participation rate was 31.0

percent for full-time students, much lower than the rate of 73.8 percent for

part-time students.

 

About 6 in 10 recent high school graduates enrolled in college attended 4-year

institutions. Of these students, 27.8 percent participated in the labor force,

compared with 45.2 percent of recent graduates enrolled in 2-year colleges.

 

Recent high school graduates not enrolled in college in the fall of 2013 were

more likely than enrolled graduates to be in the labor force (74.2 percent

compared with 34.1 percent). The unemployment rate for high school graduates

not enrolled in college was 30.9 percent, compared with 20.2 percent for

graduates enrolled in college.

 

Between October 2012 and October 2013, 529,000 young people dropped out of high

school. The labor force participation rate for recent dropouts (42.9 percent)

was much lower than the rate for recent high school graduates not enrolled in

college (74.2 percent). The jobless rate for recent high school dropouts was

27.9 percent, compared with 30.9 percent for recent high school graduates not

enrolled in college. 

 

AND MUCH MORE...including TABLES....

 

 

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