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
Aug.
2016
July
2017
Aug.
2017
Aug.
2016
Apr.
2017
May
2017
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

10,648 10,403 10,499 10,789 10,041 10,299 10,304 10,570 10,565

Participation rate

45.8 46.5 45.9 46.4 44.7 45.1 45.3 47.3 46.2

Employed

9,922 9,695 9,924 10,006 9,385 9,671 9,649 9,842 9,933

Employment-population ratio

42.7 43.4 43.4 43.0 41.8 42.3 42.4 44.0 43.4

Unemployed

726 708 575 783 656 628 655 728 632

Unemployment rate

6.8 6.8 5.5 7.3 6.5 6.1 6.4 6.9 6.0

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

36,029 35,451 36,098 35,796 36,032 35,909 35,850 35,648 35,931

Participation rate

57.5 57.4 57.9 57.1 57.7 57.6 57.8 57.7 57.6

Employed

34,231 33,852 34,278 33,984 34,374 34,211 34,196 34,038 34,106

Employment-population ratio

54.6 54.8 55.0 54.2 55.1 54.9 55.2 55.1 54.7

Unemployed

1,798 1,599 1,821 1,812 1,658 1,697 1,653 1,610 1,825

Unemployment rate

5.0 4.5 5.0 5.1 4.6 4.7 4.6 4.5 5.1

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,381 37,485 37,076 37,612 37,850 37,433 37,579 37,475 37,388

Participation rate

66.2 65.4 65.3 66.6 65.8 65.9 65.6 65.4 65.9

Employed

35,743 36,033 35,617 36,023 36,465 35,941 36,150 36,077 35,978

Employment-population ratio

63.3 62.9 62.7 63.8 63.4 63.3 63.1 63.0 63.4

Unemployed

1,638 1,451 1,458 1,589 1,385 1,492 1,429 1,397 1,411

Unemployment rate

4.4 3.9 3.9 4.2 3.7 4.0 3.8 3.7 3.8

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

53,645 55,465 55,222 54,053 54,764 55,039 55,283 55,696 55,595

Participation rate

73.5 73.4 73.4 74.1 74.0 73.8 73.9 73.7 73.9

Employed

52,032 54,000 53,720 52,600 53,426 53,760 53,982 54,378 54,250

Employment-population ratio

71.3 71.5 71.4 72.1 72.2 72.1 72.2 72.0 72.1

Unemployed

1,613 1,465 1,503 1,453 1,338 1,278 1,302 1,318 1,345

Unemployment rate

3.0 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.4 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.4

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: September 01, 2017