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ERIC Number: ED495093
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar-24
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
College Enrollment and Work Activity of 2005 High School Graduates. Bureau of Labor Statistics News. USDL 06-514
Bureau of Labor Statistics
In October 2005, 68.6 percent of high school graduates from the class of 2005 were enrolled in colleges or universities, according to data released on March 24, 2006 by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. The college enrollment rate for recent high school graduates was a historical high for the series dating back to 1959. The estimates in this release were obtained from a supplement to the October 2005 Current Population Survey (CPS), a monthly survey of about 60,000 households which provides information on the labor force, employment, and unemployment for the nation. Information on school enrollment and work activity is collected monthly in the CPS. Presented in this Bureau of Labor Statistics news release is data on recent high school graduates and dropouts, youth enrolled in school, and out-of-school youth. Table 1 presents: Labor force status of 2005 high school graduates and 2004-05 high school dropouts 16 to 24 years old by school enrollment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, October 2005. Table 2 presents: Labor force status of persons 16 to 24 years old by school enrollment, educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, October 2005.
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A