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 2014 2015 2016 2017
4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

10,999 11,197 11,194 10,674 10,815 10,833 10,631 10,683 10,556 10,331 10,252 10,561 10,214

Participation rate

45.4 45.7 45.0 45.3 45.5 46.2 45.5 46.0 45.0 45.6 45.2 46.5 45.4

Employed

10,067 10,264 10,249 9,816 10,061 10,064 9,827 9,886 9,747 9,591 9,593 9,863 9,615

Employment-population ratio

41.6 41.9 41.2 41.7 42.3 42.9 42.0 42.6 41.6 42.4 42.3 43.4 42.7

Unemployed

932 934 945 857 754 769 804 797 809 740 659 698 599

Unemployment rate

8.5 8.3 8.4 8.0 7.0 7.1 7.6 7.5 7.7 7.2 6.4 6.6 5.9

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

35,604 35,430 35,323 35,338 35,201 35,539 35,477 35,752 35,825 35,824 35,990 35,822 35,838

Participation rate

57.8 57.4 57.2 57.1 57.2 57.6 57.2 57.3 57.8 57.9 57.8 57.6 57.4

Employed

33,629 33,522 33,357 33,429 33,303 33,659 33,632 33,936 33,980 34,026 34,323 34,176 34,312

Employment-population ratio

54.5 54.3 54.0 54.0 54.1 54.5 54.3 54.4 54.8 55.0 55.1 54.9 55.0

Unemployed

1,974 1,908 1,965 1,909 1,898 1,880 1,845 1,816 1,846 1,798 1,667 1,646 1,526

Unemployment rate

5.5 5.4 5.6 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.2 5.1 5.2 5.0 4.6 4.6 4.3

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,179 37,345 37,731 37,419 37,427 38,003 37,941 37,730 38,059 37,895 37,612 37,402 37,874

Participation rate

66.6 66.9 67.3 66.2 66.1 66.4 66.3 66.5 66.1 65.9 65.7 65.6 66.1

Employed

35,347 35,469 36,059 35,811 35,810 36,401 36,405 36,143 36,597 36,441 36,172 36,019 36,500

Employment-population ratio

63.3 63.6 64.3 63.3 63.2 63.6 63.6 63.7 63.6 63.4 63.2 63.2 63.7

Unemployed

1,831 1,876 1,672 1,608 1,616 1,602 1,536 1,587 1,462 1,454 1,440 1,383 1,374

Unemployment rate

4.9 5.0 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.0 4.2 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.6

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

51,187 51,523 51,673 52,405 52,933 53,141 53,594 54,062 54,078 54,640 55,055 55,620 55,655

Participation rate

74.7 74.5 74.8 74.3 74.2 74.1 74.3 73.9 73.9 73.8 74.0 73.9 73.6

Employed

49,651 50,154 50,288 51,110 51,611 51,793 52,265 52,682 52,745 53,304 53,753 54,328 54,492

Employment-population ratio

72.4 72.5 72.8 72.4 72.3 72.2 72.5 72.0 72.1 72.0 72.2 72.2 72.1

Unemployed

1,536 1,369 1,384 1,295 1,323 1,348 1,329 1,380 1,333 1,336 1,302 1,292 1,162

Unemployment rate

3.0 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.3 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.

 

Last Modified Date: January 05, 2018