Table A-4. Employment status of the civilian population 25 years and over by educational attainment

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-4. Employment status of the civilian population 25 years and over by educational attainment
[Numbers in thousands]
Educational attainment Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted
Oct.
2013
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Oct.
2013
June
2014
July
2014
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

10,604 10,763 10,683 10,721 10,451 10,221 10,659 10,641 10,782

Participation rate

44.1 44.8 44.7 44.6 43.3 44.4 45.0 44.3 45.1

Employed

9,525 9,971 9,896 9,563 9,497 9,243 9,689 9,751 9,927

Employment-population ratio

39.6 41.5 41.4 39.8 39.4 40.2 40.9 40.6 41.5

Unemployed

1,079 791 787 1,158 954 978 970 890 855

Unemployment rate

10.2 7.4 7.4 10.8 9.1 9.6 9.1 8.4 7.9

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

36,210 36,165 36,258 36,311 36,112 36,146 36,338 36,029 36,248

Participation rate

58.3 58.3 58.1 58.4 57.8 57.7 58.1 58.0 58.1

Employed

33,759 34,304 34,315 33,665 34,001 33,931 34,094 34,112 34,183

Employment-population ratio

54.3 55.3 55.0 54.2 54.5 54.2 54.5 55.0 54.8

Unemployed

2,451 1,860 1,943 2,646 2,112 2,216 2,244 1,917 2,065

Unemployment rate

6.8 5.1 5.4 7.3 5.8 6.1 6.2 5.3 5.7

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,494 37,753 37,671 37,201 37,476 37,727 37,567 37,368 37,325

Participation rate

67.4 67.2 67.2 66.8 67.6 67.0 66.9 66.5 66.6

Employed

35,105 35,768 35,836 34,852 35,598 35,716 35,543 35,338 35,520

Employment-population ratio

63.1 63.7 63.9 62.6 64.2 63.5 63.3 62.9 63.3

Unemployed

2,389 1,985 1,836 2,350 1,878 2,011 2,024 2,030 1,805

Unemployment rate

6.4 5.3 4.9 6.3 5.0 5.3 5.4 5.4 4.8

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

49,607 50,265 50,601 49,329 50,383 50,355 50,093 50,404 50,437

Participation rate

75.4 74.5 74.8 75.0 75.2 74.7 74.6 74.7 74.6

Employed

47,780 48,793 49,109 47,467 48,728 48,771 48,474 48,918 48,899

Employment-population ratio

72.7 72.3 72.6 72.2 72.7 72.4 72.2 72.5 72.3

Unemployed

1,826 1,471 1,493 1,863 1,654 1,584 1,618 1,485 1,538

Unemployment rate

3.7 2.9 2.9 3.8 3.3 3.1 3.2 2.9 3.1

Footnotes
(1) Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
(2) Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: November 07, 2014