Jobless Rate for Poor Black Teen Dropouts? Try 95 Percent | PBS

Andrew Sum: Over half. If you’re a high school dropout you’re talking about 30 percent working. Among high school grads who graduated from high school in the last three years — we do a separate survey of them the fall after graduation — 45 percent of them held a job, the lowest in the last 50 years we’ve been collecting this data. And to make it worse, of that 45 percent, only half of them were able to get a full-time job. Only one in five young high school grads, not in college, [is] working full-time.

Jobless Rate for Poor Black Teen Dropouts? Try 95 Percent | The Business Desk with Paul Solman | PBS NewsHour | PBS.

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