High School Dropouts Struggle to Find Work in Ohio

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - High school dropouts continue to have trouble finding work in Ohio.

New federal numbers show that dropouts who are 25 or older are nearly twice as likely to be unemployed as diploma-earning peers.

In 2012 only about 30 percent of Ohioans 25 or older who didn't finish high school had jobs.

That leaves about 561,000 people without diplomas who were also without jobs in 2012.

Ohio high school graduates on average earn $7,500 more annually than dropouts.

For college graduates its about $27,000.

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