Share of recent high school and college graduates who work at least 20 hours per week and 26 weeks per year with health insurance provided by their own employer, 1989–2011

High school graduates College graduates
1989 33.0% 70.3%
1990 31.3% 62.9%
1991 29.9% 64.4%
1992 24.0% 57.6%
1993 21.9% 59.0%
1994 24.2% 57.9%
1995 26.3% 61.8%
1996 22.9% 61.1%
1997 25.9% 56.3%
1998 23.7% 57.7%
1999 25.8% 62.7%
2000 27.4% 61.8%
2001 27.9% 60.0%
2002 22.0% 55.6%
2003 22.1% 48.0%
2004 19.5% 57.0%
2005 19.8% 53.5%
2006 19.9% 57.7%
2007 18.8% 58.6%
2008 16.8% 57.0%
2009 14.8% 51.2%
2010 11.7% 48.9%
2011 13.2% 38.1%

Note: Coverage is defined as being included in an employer-provided plan where the employer paid for at least some of the coverage. Data are for college graduates age 21–24 who do not have an advanced degree and are not enrolled in further schooling, and high school graduates age 17–20 who are not enrolled in further schooling. Shaded areas denote recessions.

Source: Authors' analysis of Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement microdata

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