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ERIC Number: ED117516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Pages: 28
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Students, Graduates and Dropouts in the Labor Market, October 1974. Special Labor Force Report.
Young, Anne McDougall
Monthly Labor Review, v98 n8 p33-6 Aug 75
Unemployment increased substantially among all youth in the labor force except college graduates in the year ending in October, 1974. Data were collected as part of the Current Population Survey and relate to persons 16 to 24 years of age in the civilian noninstitutional population. Estimates on the number of graduates are based on a sample, and two tables are included in the discussion. High school dropouts were the most severely affected by increased job market competition, with their unemployment rate rising over four percentage points. Negro high school graduate and dropout unemployment rates were twice that of whites. Changes in the college student body reflected a higher percentage of 20 to 24 year old part time students who were combining work and school, with an increased enrollment among women. College freshman and college graduate unemployment rates remained approximately the same as in the previous year. Appended material takes up the bulk of the document and presents definitions and explanations of the basic labor force concepts, sample design, estimating methods and data reliability of the survey, and 17 supplementary tables. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC. Div. of Labor Force Studies.