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ERIC Number: ED516802
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct-28
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Graduate Employment Gap: Students of Color Losing Ground. EPI Briefing Paper #282
Austin, Algernon
Economic Policy Institute
This Briefing Paper explores the racial and ethnic variation in the employment situation for recent high school and college graduates. For 16 to 24 year olds, this Briefing Paper finds: (1) In the first half of 2007, even before the recession began, one in five black high school graduates were unemployed; (2) By the first half of this year, the white unemployment rate for recent high school graduates had more than doubled what it was in the first half of 2007; (3) Asian American high school graduates experienced the largest increase in unemployment among recent high school graduates from the first half of 2007 to the first half of this year; (4) Hispanic high school graduates saw the largest decline in their employment-to-population ratio from the first half of 2007 to the first half of this year; (5) In the first half of this year, the black employment-to-population ratio for recent high school graduates dropped to 49.7%; (6) From the second half of 2007 to the second half of 2009, Asian American recent college graduates experienced the largest increase in unemployment; (7) The Hispanic unemployment rate for recent college graduates, in the first half of 2007, was basically equal to the white rate; and (8) Black bachelor's degree recipients were the worst of in terms of education loan debt. (Contains 5 figures, 2 tables and 6 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Economic Policy Institute