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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
51. Certification and licensing status of employed persons 16 years and over by selected characteristics, 2021 annual averages
Characteristic Number of persons (in thousands) Percent distribution)
Total
employed
With a certification or license(1) Without a
certification
or license
Total
employed
With a certification or license(1) Without a
certification
or license
Total With a
certification,
but no
license
With a
license(2)
Total With a
certification,
but no
license
With a
license(2)

Age and sex

Total, 16 years and over

152,581 36,871 3,385 33,485 115,710 100.0 24.2 2.2 21.9 75.8

16 to 24 years

18,675 1,840 179 1,661 16,835 100.0 9.9 1.0 8.9 90.1

25 to 54 years

97,867 25,420 2,401 23,020 72,447 100.0 26.0 2.5 23.5 74.0

25 to 34 years

34,578 7,851 746 7,105 26,727 100.0 22.7 2.2 20.5 77.3

35 to 44 years

32,734 9,014 871 8,142 23,721 100.0 27.5 2.7 24.9 72.5

45 to 54 years

30,554 8,556 783 7,772 21,999 100.0 28.0 2.6 25.4 72.0

55 years and over

36,039 9,611 806 8,804 26,429 100.0 26.7 2.2 24.4 73.3

55 to 64 years

25,912 6,871 618 6,253 19,041 100.0 26.5 2.4 24.1 73.5

65 years and over

10,127 2,739 188 2,551 7,388 100.0 27.0 1.9 25.2 73.0

Men, 16 years and over

80,829 17,060 1,946 15,114 63,769 100.0 21.1 2.4 18.7 78.9

16 to 24 years

9,454 760 111 649 8,693 100.0 8.0 1.2 6.9 92.0

25 to 54 years

52,112 11,356 1,379 9,977 40,756 100.0 21.8 2.6 19.1 78.2

25 to 34 years

18,443 3,381 419 2,961 15,062 100.0 18.3 2.3 16.1 81.7

35 to 44 years

17,639 4,116 508 3,608 13,523 100.0 23.3 2.9 20.5 76.7

45 to 54 years

16,031 3,860 452 3,408 12,171 100.0 24.1 2.8 21.3 75.9

55 years and over

19,263 4,943 456 4,487 14,320 100.0 25.7 2.4 23.3 74.3

55 to 64 years

13,614 3,408 349 3,059 10,206 100.0 25.0 2.6 22.5 75.0

65 years and over

5,649 1,535 106 1,429 4,114 100.0 27.2 1.9 25.3 72.8

Women, 16 years and over

71,752 19,811 1,440 18,371 51,941 100.0 27.6 2.0 25.6 72.4

16 to 24 years

9,221 1,079 68 1,012 8,142 100.0 11.7 0.7 11.0 88.3

25 to 54 years

45,754 14,064 1,021 13,043 31,690 100.0 30.7 2.2 28.5 69.3

25 to 34 years

16,136 4,470 327 4,144 11,665 100.0 27.7 2.0 25.7 72.3

35 to 44 years

15,095 4,897 363 4,534 10,198 100.0 32.4 2.4 30.0 67.6

45 to 54 years

14,523 4,696 332 4,364 9,827 100.0 32.3 2.3 30.1 67.7

55 years and over

16,776 4,668 350 4,317 12,109 100.0 27.8 2.1 25.7 72.2

55 to 64 years

12,298 3,463 269 3,195 8,835 100.0 28.2 2.2 26.0 71.8

65 years and over

4,478 1,204 82 1,123 3,274 100.0 26.9 1.8 25.1 73.1

Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

White, 16 years and over

118,291 29,515 2,648 26,866 88,776 100.0 25.0 2.2 22.7 75.0

Men

63,814 13,980 1,521 12,459 49,834 100.0 21.9 2.4 19.5 78.1

Women

54,476 15,535 1,128 14,407 38,942 100.0 28.5 2.1 26.4 71.5

Black or African American, 16 years and over

18,726 4,043 372 3,672 14,683 100.0 21.6 2.0 19.6 78.4

Men

8,875 1,635 212 1,422 7,241 100.0 18.4 2.4 16.0 81.6

Women

9,851 2,409 159 2,249 7,442 100.0 24.5 1.6 22.8 75.5

Asian, 16 years and over

10,016 2,130 255 1,875 7,886 100.0 21.3 2.5 18.7 78.7

Men

5,292 921 151 770 4,371 100.0 17.4 2.8 14.6 82.6

Women

4,725 1,210 105 1,105 3,515 100.0 25.6 2.2 23.4 74.4

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 16 years and over

27,429 4,297 418 3,880 23,132 100.0 15.7 1.5 14.1 84.3

Men

15,748 2,161 263 1,898 13,588 100.0 13.7 1.7 12.1 86.3

Women

11,680 2,137 155 1,982 9,544 100.0 18.3 1.3 17.0 81.7

Educational attainment

Total, 25 years and over

133,906 35,031 3,207 31,824 98,875 100.0 26.2 2.4 23.8 73.8

Less than a high school diploma

8,263 602 62 540 7,662 100.0 7.3 0.8 6.5 92.7

High school graduates, no college(3)

32,821 4,608 447 4,161 28,214 100.0 14.0 1.4 12.7 86.0

Some college or associate degree

33,855 9,010 922 8,088 24,845 100.0 26.6 2.7 23.9 73.4

Some college, no degree

19,247 4,171 490 3,681 15,076 100.0 21.7 2.5 19.1 78.3

Associate degree

14,608 4,839 433 4,407 9,769 100.0 33.1 3.0 30.2 66.9

Bachelor's degree and higher

58,966 20,811 1,775 19,036 38,155 100.0 35.3 3.0 32.3 64.7

Bachelor's degree only

36,289 9,786 973 8,814 26,503 100.0 27.0 2.7 24.3 73.0

Advanced degree(4)

22,677 11,025 802 10,223 11,652 100.0 48.6 3.5 45.1 51.4

Men, 25 years and over

71,375 16,299 1,835 14,464 55,076 100.0 22.8 2.6 20.3 77.2

Less than a high school diploma

5,409 396 45 351 5,012 100.0 7.3 0.8 6.5 92.7

High school graduates, no college(3)

19,650 2,852 305 2,547 16,798 100.0 14.5 1.6 13.0 85.5

Some college or associate degree

17,255 4,286 515 3,771 12,968 100.0 24.8 3.0 21.9 75.2

Some college, no degree

10,258 2,228 284 1,945 8,030 100.0 21.7 2.8 19.0 78.3

Associate degree

6,996 2,058 231 1,827 4,939 100.0 29.4 3.3 26.1 70.6

Bachelor's degree and higher

29,062 8,765 969 7,796 20,297 100.0 30.2 3.3 26.8 69.8

Bachelor's degree only

18,302 4,269 565 3,705 14,033 100.0 23.3 3.1 20.2 76.7

Advanced degree(4)

10,760 4,496 405 4,091 6,265 100.0 41.8 3.8 38.0 58.2

Women, 25 years and over

62,531 18,731 1,372 17,360 43,799 100.0 30.0 2.2 27.8 70.0

Less than a high school diploma

2,855 206 17 189 2,649 100.0 7.2 0.6 6.6 92.8

High school graduates, no college(3)

13,172 1,756 142 1,614 11,416 100.0 13.3 1.1 12.3 86.7

Some college or associate degree

16,600 4,724 407 4,317 11,876 100.0 28.5 2.5 26.0 71.5

Some college, no degree

8,988 1,942 206 1,737 7,046 100.0 21.6 2.3 19.3 78.4

Associate degree

7,612 2,781 201 2,580 4,831 100.0 36.5 2.6 33.9 63.5

Bachelor's degree and higher

29,904 12,046 806 11,241 17,858 100.0 40.3 2.7 37.6 59.7

Bachelor's degree only

17,987 5,517 408 5,109 12,470 100.0 30.7 2.3 28.4 69.3

Advanced degree(4)

11,917 6,529 398 6,132 5,388 100.0 54.8 3.3 51.5 45.2

Footnotes
(1) A person may have more than one certification or license.
(2) Persons with a license may also have a certification.
(3) Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
(4) Includes persons with master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.

NOTE: Certifications are issued by a non-governmental certification body and convey that an individual has the knowledge or skill to perform a specific job. A license is awarded by a government agency and conveys a legal authority to work in an occupation. Estimates for the above race groups (White, Black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

 

Last Modified Date: January 20, 2022