Friday, December 5, 2008

More Education and Training Means More Pay for Women

Did you know that high school graduates earned 25% more than high school dropouts in 2007? Also, women who drop out of high school were twice as likely to be unemployed women who graduated from high school.

Here is what the Bureau of Labor Statistics says: (Based on full-time workers 25 years and over)

Education - Less than High School
Unemployment Rate in 2007 - 8.2%
Mean Earnings in 2006 - $24, 136

Education - High School
Unemployment Rate in 2007 - 4.3%
Mean Earnings in 2006 - $30,251

Before considering dropping out of high school, explore all your options with a high school counselor or advisor.

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