December 14, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Educational attainment and unemployment among Asians in the United States

Educational attainment of Asian groups and non-Asians, ages 25 and older, averages for the combined years 2008–2010 (percent distribution)
Educational attainment Asian Non-Asian
Asian Indian Chinese Filipino Japanese Korean Vietnamese Other Asian

Total, ages 25 and older

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Less than a high school diploma

6.0 13.6 7.1 4.0 6.2 21.9 19.3 13.2

High school graduate, no college

10.8 20.9 16.2 23.7 22.5 30.6 23.6 31.6

Some college or associate's degree

8.2 12.2 24.9 25.0 14.9 19.6 18.2 26.6

Bachelor's degree

34.7 27.0 44.4 32.7 38.6 21.2 23.1 18.7

Master's degree

29.7 17.0 4.4 10.0 11.6 3.6 10.5 7.3

Professional or doctoral degree

10.6 9.4 3.1 4.6 6.1 3.1 5.3 2.7

NOTE: Other Asians include individuals who were of an Asian group not listed as well as those who were of two or more Asian groups.

These data are featured in the TED article, Educational attainment and unemployment among Asians in the United States.

 

Unemployment rates for Asian groups and non-Asians, ages 25 and older, by educational attainment, averages for the combined years 2008–2010 (percent)
Educational attainment Asian Non-Asian
Asian Indian Chinese Filipino Japanese Korean Vietnamese Other Asian

Less than a high school diploma

9.4 5.5 12.2 7.5 7.8 11.4 13.0

High school graduate, no college

7.9 5.7 6.6 4.2 5.2 5.8 8.5 8.6

Some college or associate's degree

6.3 6.1 6.6 4.6 9.3 5.5 8.8 7.0

Bachelor's degree or higher

5.1 4.2 4.8 2.7 4.9 5.3 4.8 3.9

NOTE: Other Asians include individuals who were of an Asian group not listed as well as those who were of two or more Asian groups.
The unemployment rate for Japanese with less than a high school diploma does not meet publication criteria and is not shown.

These data are featured in the TED article, Educational attainment and unemployment among Asians in the United States.

 

 

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