Employment prospects: Diploma beats dropout

June 2008
Occupational Outlook Quarterly;Summer2008, Vol. 52 Issue 2, p26
Trade Publication
The article provides information on more likable recipients of employment opportunities in the U.S. Based on the data furnished by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) high school graduates have greater rates of employment for 20-year-old youths in 2000-2005 than high school dropouts. Furthermore, this analysis is accordingly made evident by an average of 75% employment of high school graduates not enrolled in college comparing to the 55% of the dropouts.


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