Most Recent High School Graduates Not In College Lack Full-Time Job, Study Says The Huffington Post • June 6, 2012

Among recent high school graduates not in college, 30 percent are jobless and actively looking for work, according to the Rutgers report; another 14 percent are jobless but not looking for work.

In contrast, an Economic Policy Institute report showed in 2007 an unemployment rate of just 17.5 percent among recent high school graduates not attending college.