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
Jan.
2017
Dec.
2017
Jan.
2018
Jan.
2017
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017
Jan.
2018

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

10,627 10,148 10,433 10,520 10,552 10,328 10,167 10,148 10,274

Participation rate

45.7 44.8 45.5 45.2 46.2 46.2 45.1 44.8 44.8

Employed

9,677 9,455 9,695 9,756 9,846 9,699 9,639 9,507 9,715

Employment-population ratio

41.6 41.8 42.2 42.0 43.1 43.4 42.7 42.0 42.3

Unemployed

950 693 738 765 706 629 528 641 559

Unemployment rate

8.9 6.8 7.1 7.3 6.7 6.1 5.2 6.3 5.4

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

35,191 35,760 35,395 35,456 35,916 35,572 36,014 35,927 35,735

Participation rate

57.5 57.5 57.0 58.0 57.4 56.9 57.5 57.8 57.5

Employed

33,116 34,245 33,589 33,597 34,377 34,050 34,463 34,425 34,134

Employment-population ratio

54.1 55.1 54.0 54.9 55.0 54.4 55.1 55.4 54.9

Unemployed

2,076 1,515 1,806 1,859 1,539 1,522 1,551 1,503 1,601

Unemployment rate

5.9 4.2 5.1 5.2 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.5

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,982 37,897 37,792 38,076 37,540 37,761 37,955 37,906 37,863

Participation rate

65.6 66.2 65.8 65.8 65.9 65.8 66.2 66.2 66.0

Employed

36,436 36,590 36,411 36,634 36,189 36,385 36,579 36,534 36,566

Employment-population ratio

63.0 63.9 63.4 63.3 63.5 63.4 63.8 63.8 63.7

Unemployed

1,547 1,307 1,380 1,441 1,351 1,376 1,376 1,372 1,297

Unemployment rate

4.1 3.4 3.7 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.4

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

54,369 55,824 55,885 54,377 55,621 55,612 55,501 55,852 55,922

Participation rate

73.9 73.4 73.3 73.9 74.1 73.8 73.6 73.5 73.4

Employed

52,987 54,701 54,649 53,025 54,378 54,477 54,348 54,653 54,720

Employment-population ratio

72.1 72.0 71.7 72.1 72.5 72.3 72.1 71.9 71.8

Unemployed

1,382 1,123 1,235 1,352 1,242 1,135 1,153 1,200 1,202

Unemployment rate

2.5 2.0 2.2 2.5 2.2 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.1

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: February 02, 2018