Employment Status of High School Graduates and School Dropouts: 1980 to 2005

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The dataset includes data from 1980 to 2005 by population and percentage of high school graduates that are not in college and high school dropouts, whom are or are not employed. They are categorized by sex and race.


The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 267):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 25 rows and 12 columns.

In thousands (11,622 represents 11,622,000), except percent. As of October. For civilian noninstitutional population 16 to 24 years old. Based on Current Population Survey; see text, Section 1, Population, and Appendix III


  1. Data not strictly comparable with data
    for earlier years. See text, this section, and
    February 2000, 2004, and 2005 issues of Employment and Earnings.
  2. For persons not in regular school
  3. Includes other races not shown separately.
  4. Beginning 2004, for persons who selected this race group only. See footnote 2, Table 217.
  5. Data not shown where base is less than 75,000.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.