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ERIC Number: ED163299
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Students, Graduates, and Dropouts in the Labor Market, October 1977. Special Labor Force Report 215.
Young, Anne McDougall
Monthly Labor Review, June 1978
This article reports continuing increases in the youth labor force participation rate. The employment situation of workers aged sixteen to twenty-four is described as improved for the year ending October, 1977. The report states that the number with jobs rose by 1.1 million to 20.6 million. Also, the number of unemployed youth dropped by 280,000 over the year to 2.0 million, with the greatest decrease occurring among those not in school. Unemployment rates are described as relatively high for students and out-of-school youths. Blacks are reported to have much higher unemployment rates than whites. The article is supplemented by seventeen tables based on census data from the Current Population Survey. The tables provide information on the employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population by school enrollment status, race, sex, and age (sixteen to thirty-four years old). Data is also presented for this population according to type of school and race. Other tables contain employment status figures for high school graduates, college graduates, high school and college dropouts, and persons of Spanish origin. Data is presented for the worker's occupation, industry, and class (self-employed or wage/salary worker). In addition, unemployment duration for persons enrolled in school, high school graduates, and dropouts is depicted. Explanatory notes related to the tables are included. (CSS)
Descriptors: Age, Agricultural Occupations, Blacks, Census Figures, College Graduates, Dropouts, Employment Level, Employment Statistics, Females, High School Graduates, High School Students, Industry, Labor Force, Labor Force Nonparticipants, Labor Market, Labor Supply, Males, Occupations, Out of School Youth, Spanish Americans, Unemployment, Whites, Youth Employment
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.