Chart of the Day: Finish High School, Finish College
The chart above displays unemployment rates by education level from 1993 to 2005, and shows the averages over this period on the right side of the chart. It's interesting that there are big differences between a) no high school and high school (3.4% difference in averages), and b) some college and college grads (1.5% difference), and a pretty small difference between high school and some college (0.90%).
Bottom Line: In terms of reducing unemployment over one's lifetime, finishing high school and finishing college have big payoffs. Stay in school.