HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
QUARTERLY AVERAGES
E-3. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 25 years and over by educational attainment, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Educational attainment 2012 2013 2014 2015
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

11,411 11,384 11,347 11,170 11,129 11,107 10,969 10,818 11,049 10,699 10,562 11,005 11,218

Participation rate

45.9 45.0 45.8 45.4 45.9 44.7 45.4 44.4 45.2 43.9 44.8 45.5 45.8

Employed

9,933 9,936 9,990 9,845 9,856 9,874 9,781 9,691 9,989 9,734 9,616 10,085 10,266

Employment-population ratio

39.9 39.3 40.4 40.0 40.6 39.7 40.5 39.7 40.9 40.0 40.8 41.7 41.9

Unemployed

1,478 1,448 1,357 1,326 1,273 1,233 1,188 1,126 1,060 965 946 920 952

Unemployment rate

13.0 12.7 12.0 11.9 11.4 11.1 10.8 10.4 9.6 9.0 9.0 8.4 8.5

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

36,865 36,903 36,630 36,657 36,397 36,315 36,530 36,156 36,226 36,126 36,142 35,609 35,482

Participation rate

59.4 59.6 59.4 59.4 58.7 59.0 58.8 58.2 58.6 57.9 57.9 57.8 57.5

Employed

33,802 33,856 33,499 33,694 33,511 33,591 33,786 33,577 33,905 33,890 34,021 33,638 33,569

Employment-population ratio

54.5 54.7 54.3 54.6 54.0 54.6 54.4 54.1 54.8 54.4 54.5 54.6 54.4

Unemployed

3,062 3,047 3,131 2,963 2,886 2,725 2,744 2,579 2,322 2,237 2,121 1,971 1,912

Unemployment rate

8.3 8.3 8.5 8.1 7.9 7.5 7.5 7.1 6.4 6.2 5.9 5.5 5.4

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,412 37,266 37,328 37,422 37,405 37,283 37,276 37,205 37,194 37,334 37,511 37,230 37,509

Participation rate

69.4 69.0 68.2 68.6 68.5 68.1 67.0 67.4 67.3 67.3 66.7 66.7 67.2

Employed

34,678 34,459 34,776 34,892 34,939 34,897 34,995 34,855 34,980 35,319 35,491 35,397 35,628

Employment-population ratio

64.4 63.8 63.6 64.0 64.0 63.8 62.9 63.2 63.3 63.7 63.1 63.4 63.8

Unemployed

2,734 2,807 2,552 2,530 2,466 2,386 2,281 2,350 2,214 2,016 2,019 1,833 1,881

Unemployment rate

7.3 7.5 6.8 6.8 6.6 6.4 6.1 6.3 6.0 5.4 5.4 4.9 5.0

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

47,740 48,013 48,351 48,839 49,111 49,419 49,228 49,664 50,130 50,191 50,317 51,155 51,468

Participation rate

75.9 76.3 76.0 75.6 75.5 75.6 75.5 75.2 75.1 75.2 74.7 74.6 74.4

Employed

45,729 46,103 46,401 46,946 47,244 47,524 47,451 47,922 48,449 48,568 48,771 49,612 50,088

Employment-population ratio

72.7 73.3 72.9 72.7 72.6 72.7 72.8 72.5 72.6 72.8 72.4 72.4 72.4

Unemployed

2,012 1,911 1,950 1,892 1,867 1,895 1,777 1,742 1,681 1,623 1,546 1,543 1,381

Unemployment rate

4.2 4.0 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.2 3.1 3.0 2.7

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.

 

Last Modified Date: April 03, 2015