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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-5. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 25 years and over by educational attainment, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Educational attainment 2021 2022
Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov.

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

8,791 8,712 8,687 8,962 9,097 9,207 9,194 9,210 8,924 8,646 8,992 9,155 8,905

Participation rate

45.1 44.8 44.5 46.8 45.6 44.4 44.0 44.7 46.2 45.4 45.7 46.7 45.6

Employed

8,304 8,255 8,142 8,574 8,627 8,713 8,719 8,680 8,398 8,110 8,491 8,577 8,509

Employment-population ratio

42.6 42.5 41.7 44.8 43.2 42.0 41.8 42.2 43.5 42.5 43.1 43.7 43.6

Unemployed

487 457 545 388 470 494 475 530 526 536 501 578 395

Unemployment rate

5.5 5.2 6.3 4.3 5.2 5.4 5.2 5.8 5.9 6.2 5.6 6.3 4.4


High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

35,444 35,828 37,064 36,589 36,847 36,464 36,118 35,985 35,386 35,798 35,278 35,038 35,170

Participation rate

55.7 55.7 57.2 56.2 56.8 56.8 56.8 56.8 56.1 56.4 56.1 55.9 55.7

Employed

33,615 34,188 35,361 34,953 35,368 35,064 34,760 34,679 34,113 34,284 33,973 33,656 33,781

Employment-population ratio

52.9 53.1 54.6 53.7 54.5 54.6 54.7 54.8 54.1 54.0 54.1 53.7 53.5

Unemployed

1,829 1,640 1,703 1,636 1,479 1,401 1,358 1,305 1,273 1,514 1,306 1,382 1,389

Unemployment rate

5.2 4.6 4.6 4.5 4.0 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.6 4.2 3.7 3.9 3.9


Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

35,417 35,477 35,320 35,391 35,555 35,540 35,787 35,707 35,575 35,586 35,544 35,805 35,890

Participation rate

62.6 62.7 63.1 63.6 63.4 63.4 63.5 62.6 62.6 63.0 62.7 62.7 62.9

Employed

34,105 34,204 34,059 34,060 34,480 34,445 34,565 34,585 34,563 34,538 34,530 34,731 34,748

Employment-population ratio

60.2 60.4 60.9 61.2 61.5 61.4 61.3 60.6 60.8 61.2 60.9 60.8 60.9

Unemployed

1,312 1,274 1,261 1,331 1,075 1,095 1,222 1,122 1,012 1,048 1,014 1,074 1,142

Unemployment rate

3.7 3.6 3.6 3.8 3.0 3.1 3.4 3.1 2.8 2.9 2.9 3.0 3.2


Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

61,317 61,134 61,699 62,003 61,597 61,705 62,295 62,098 63,380 63,701 63,610 63,376 63,053

Participation rate

72.0 72.3 72.6 72.4 72.8 72.9 73.3 73.1 73.0 73.1 73.0 72.8 72.5

Employed

59,937 59,860 60,294 60,656 60,386 60,459 61,078 60,800 62,094 62,519 62,478 62,156 61,792

Employment-population ratio

70.4 70.8 70.9 70.9 71.4 71.5 71.9 71.6 71.5 71.7 71.7 71.4 71.1

Unemployed

1,380 1,274 1,404 1,347 1,211 1,247 1,217 1,297 1,286 1,182 1,132 1,220 1,261

Unemployment rate

2.2 2.1 2.3 2.2 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.9 2.0

Footnotes
(1) Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
(2) Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.

NOTE: Detail for the data shown in this table will not necessarily add to totals for those 25 years and over because of the independent seasonal adjustment of the various series. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

 

Last Modified Date: December 02, 2022