As the aftershock of the great recession begins to ebb, more high school graduates are skipping college enrollment and choosing to enter the workforce instead, FiveThirtyEight Economics reported Wednesday.
About 66 percent of the high school graduating class of 2013 enrolled in college last fall, the lowest number of enrollees since 2006, the U.S. Labor Department said. The figure spiked during the recession.
Overall, school enrollment among 16- to 24-year-olds plummeted to its lowest level in at least two decades.
Women are still more likely attend college than men, but the gap between male and female enrollees is narrowing.