Earning a high school diploma increases opportunities for you in life. Whether you want to change career paths, learn new skills, or enroll in college, a high school diploma starts you off on the right track.
It pays to go back to school. As your education level rises, so does your income and access to good jobs.
|Economic Advantage of a High School Diploma|
|Education attained||Median weekly earnings||Unemployment Rate|
|High School Diploma||$678||5%|
|Less than a high school diploma||$493||8%|
|These data are from the Bureaus of Labor Statistics Current Population Survey, a monthly survey (March 2016)
of households that collects information about demographic and labor force characteristics.