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
Apr.
2016
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017
Apr.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

11,036 10,143 10,249 10,756 10,483 10,533 10,229 10,139 10,041

Participation rate

47.2 45.1 45.6 46.0 45.0 45.3 46.1 45.1 44.7

Employed

10,206 9,375 9,594 9,945 9,660 9,725 9,424 9,450 9,385

Employment-population ratio

43.7 41.7 42.7 42.6 41.4 41.8 42.5 42.1 41.8

Unemployed

830 768 656 811 823 808 806 689 656

Unemployment rate

7.5 7.6 6.4 7.5 7.9 7.7 7.9 6.8 6.5

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

35,635 36,227 36,186 35,620 35,661 35,443 35,853 36,092 36,032

Participation rate

57.4 58.0 58.0 57.4 57.7 57.9 57.9 57.8 57.7

Employed

33,785 34,324 34,603 33,702 33,860 33,580 34,078 34,315 34,374

Employment-population ratio

54.4 54.9 55.4 54.3 54.8 54.9 55.0 54.9 55.1

Unemployed

1,850 1,903 1,583 1,918 1,801 1,863 1,776 1,778 1,658

Unemployment rate

5.2 5.3 4.4 5.4 5.1 5.3 5.0 4.9 4.6

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,841 37,881 37,854 37,783 38,244 38,007 37,754 37,851 37,850

Participation rate

66.1 66.2 65.8 66.0 66.1 65.7 65.8 66.1 65.8

Employed

36,350 36,442 36,532 36,223 36,773 36,563 36,245 36,454 36,465

Employment-population ratio

63.5 63.6 63.5 63.2 63.6 63.2 63.2 63.7 63.4

Unemployed

1,491 1,439 1,321 1,559 1,472 1,444 1,509 1,397 1,385

Unemployment rate

3.9 3.8 3.5 4.1 3.8 3.8 4.0 3.7 3.7

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

53,428 54,905 54,821 53,337 54,032 54,271 54,804 54,653 54,764

Participation rate

74.4 74.2 74.1 74.3 73.6 73.8 73.5 73.9 74.0

Employed

52,223 53,573 53,585 52,037 52,699 52,925 53,498 53,308 53,426

Employment-population ratio

72.8 72.4 72.4 72.5 71.7 72.0 71.8 72.0 72.2

Unemployed

1,205 1,332 1,236 1,300 1,333 1,346 1,306 1,345 1,338

Unemployment rate

2.3 2.4 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.5 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: May 05, 2017