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College Educated Labor Force and Unemployment by Nativity, 1996-2002

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year

Total

U.S. Born

Foreign Born

 

 

College Educated Labor Force (in 1,000s)

 

1996

32,197

28,696

3,501

 

1997

33,092

29,267

3,825

 

1998

34,342

30,256

4,086

 

1999

35,548

31,215

4,333

 

2000

36,080

31,506

4,574

 

2001

36,828

31,913

4,915

 

2002

38,518

33,057

5,461

 

 

% of College Educated Labor Force

 

1996

100.0%

89.1%

10.9%

 

1997

100.0%

88.4%

11.6%

 

1998

100.0%

88.1%

11.9%

 

1999

100.0%

87.8%

12.2%

 

2000

100.0%

87.3%

12.7%

 

2001

100.0%

86.7%

13.3%

 

2002

100.0%

85.8%

14.2%

 

 

Total

U.S. Born

Foreign Born

 

 

College Educated Unemployed (in 1,000s)

 

1996

732

593

139

 

1997

667

536

131

 

1998

612

508

104

 

1999

643

532

111

 

2000

601

495

106

 

2001

833

668

165

 

2002

1,122

892

230

 

 

 Unemployment Rate of College-Educated (%)

 

1996

2.3%

2.1%

4.0%

 

1997

2.0%

1.8%

3.4%

 

1998

1.8%

1.7%

2.5%

 

1999

1.8%

1.7%

2.6%

 

2000

1.7%

1.6%

2.3%

 

2001

2.3%

2.1%

3.4%

 

2002

2.9%

2.7%

4.2%

 

a. Bachelor`s degree or more.

 

 

 

Source: Current Population Survey (CPS), Bureau of Labor Statistics, unpublished data.

Available upon request.

 

 

 

Edwin S. Rubenstein (email him) is President of ESR Research Economic Consultants in Indianapolis.