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TABLE 1. Employment, Work Experience, and Earnings by Age and Education: Civilian Noninstitutional Population: North Carolina: Both Sexes

(Data from the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time (YRFT) workers. The relative earnings of a given group equals the median earnings of the group divided by $32,717, the median earnings of US YRFT workers aged 21 to 64, times 100)



                                       Total                                     Worked year-round full-time in 1999
                                                            Employed                                           Relative
                                             Perc.                                                 Median      earnings
                                  Number     dist.       Number   Percent      Number   Percent  earnings  (US Med=100)

21 to 64 years                 4,630,235     100.0    3,452,815      74.6   2,641,670      57.1   $29,894          91.4
 Not a high school graduate      661,415      14.3      377,805      57.1     265,425      40.1   $21,028          64.3
 High school graduate          1,324,720      28.6      960,375      72.5     748,495      56.5   $25,508          78.0
 Some college                  1,400,640      30.2    1,097,565      78.4     830,645      59.3   $29,757          91.0
 Bachelor degree                 765,680      16.5      640,525      83.7     503,470      65.8   $39,711         121.4
 Advanced degree                 324,225       7.0      278,720      86.0     220,080      67.9   $50,577         154.6

21 to 24 years                   417,295     100.0      298,550      71.5     161,985      38.8   $20,072          61.3
 Not a high school graduate       69,890      16.7       43,270      61.9      24,770      35.4   $16,854          51.5
 High school graduate            112,970      27.1       81,865      72.5      53,560      47.4   $19,367          59.2
 Some college                    157,985      37.9      113,390      71.8      54,325      34.4   $20,337          62.2
 Bachelor degree                  57,045      13.7       47,090      82.5      21,910      38.4   $25,529          78.0
 Advanced degree                   3,395       0.8        2,565      75.5       1,090      32.1   $24,471          74.8
25 to 34 years                 1,154,365     100.0      911,295      78.9     702,850      60.9   $27,371          83.7
 Not a high school graduate      143,645      12.4       91,530      63.7      61,395      42.7   $19,942          61.0
 High school graduate            305,170      26.4      233,755      76.6     182,265      59.7   $24,208          74.0
 Some college                    354,065      30.7      288,900      81.6     222,560      62.9   $26,826          82.0
 Bachelor degree                 240,320      20.8      208,735      86.9     170,020      70.7   $33,763         103.2
 Advanced degree                  70,520       6.1       61,520      87.2      46,575      66.0   $39,517         120.8
35 to 44 years                 1,273,725     100.0    1,017,040      79.8     807,360      63.4   $31,387          95.9
 Not a high school graduate      150,620      11.8       96,135      63.8      69,915      46.4   $21,733          66.4
 High school graduate            371,600      29.2      291,025      78.3     234,640      63.1   $26,324          80.5
 Some college                    394,800      31.0      327,985      83.1     259,595      65.8   $31,178          95.3
 Bachelor degree                 221,845      17.4      189,815      85.6     153,895      69.4   $43,853         134.0
 Advanced degree                  91,995       7.2       82,545      89.7      66,660      72.5   $52,875         161.6
45 to 54 years                 1,070,850     100.0      829,545      77.5     668,605      62.4   $33,288         101.7
 Not a high school graduate      140,420      13.1       81,095      57.8      60,760      43.3   $22,098          67.5
 High school graduate            307,160      28.7      229,825      74.8     183,870      59.9   $27,158          83.0
 Some college                    321,685      30.0      262,095      81.5     213,290      66.3   $32,775         100.2
 Bachelor degree                 168,240      15.7      144,615      86.0     119,560      71.1   $45,165         138.0
 Advanced degree                 102,360       9.6       92,005      89.9      75,270      73.5   $52,597         160.8
55 to 64 years                   714,000     100.0      396,380      55.5     300,875      42.1   $31,058          94.9
 Not a high school graduate      156,835      22.0       65,775      41.9      48,580      31.0   $22,191          67.8
 High school graduate            227,820      31.9      123,900      54.4      94,160      41.3   $26,727          81.7
 Some college                    172,100      24.1      105,190      61.1      80,880      47.0   $32,415          99.1
 Bachelor degree                  78,230      11.0       50,275      64.3      38,080      48.7   $46,253         141.4
 Advanced degree                  55,955       7.8       40,090      71.6      30,490      54.5   $55,790         170.5

ADDENDUM
65 to 74 years                   529,210     100.0      104,365      19.7      39,810       7.5   $22,808          69.7
 Not a high school graduate      172,250      32.5       27,095      15.7       9,195       5.3   $16,915          51.7
 High school graduate            156,650      29.6       30,695      19.6      11,390       7.3   $20,689          63.2
 Some college                     98,120      18.5       22,575      23.0       9,165       9.3   $25,070          76.6
 Bachelor degree                  51,800       9.8       11,530      22.3       4,650       9.0   $41,175         125.9
 Advanced degree                  32,735       6.2        9,315      28.5       4,225      12.9   $51,508         157.4

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Income |  Last Revised: June 03, 2010