U.S. Department of Labor
Twenty-year-old females are 20 percent more likely to be enrolled in college than are their male counterparts, says the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Researchers also found that 43 percent of black high school dropouts were unemployed during October of the years they turned 19 and 20, compared with 22 percent and 26 percent, respectively, of whites and Hispanics. Eighty-four percent of women at age 20 had graduated from high school, while 79 percent of 20-year-old men had done so. Free, 11 pages. (202) 691-7410, http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/nlsyth.pdf.