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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
Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr.

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

8,993 8,772 9,146 9,252 9,185 9,128 9,025 8,791 8,712 8,687 8,962 9,097 9,207

Participation rate

44.1 42.7 44.1 46.7 45.9 45.3 46.4 45.1 44.8 44.5 46.8 45.6 44.4

Employed

8,152 7,989 8,200 8,380 8,469 8,428 8,368 8,304 8,255 8,142 8,574 8,627 8,713

Employment-population ratio

39.9 38.9 39.6 42.3 42.3 41.8 43.1 42.6 42.5 41.7 44.8 43.2 42.0

Unemployed

841 783 946 872 716 700 657 487 457 545 388 470 494

Unemployment rate

9.4 8.9 10.3 9.4 7.8 7.7 7.3 5.5 5.2 6.3 4.3 5.2 5.4


High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

34,809 34,990 34,981 35,026 35,409 34,994 35,282 35,444 35,828 37,064 36,589 36,847 36,464

Participation rate

55.4 55.6 55.9 55.4 55.4 55.3 55.0 55.7 55.7 57.2 56.2 56.8 56.8

Employed

32,393 32,582 32,559 32,855 33,337 32,991 33,395 33,615 34,188 35,361 34,953 35,368 35,064

Employment-population ratio

51.6 51.8 52.1 51.9 52.2 52.1 52.1 52.9 53.1 54.6 53.7 54.5 54.6

Unemployed

2,416 2,408 2,422 2,171 2,072 2,004 1,888 1,829 1,640 1,703 1,636 1,479 1,401

Unemployment rate

6.9 6.9 6.9 6.2 5.9 5.7 5.4 5.2 4.6 4.6 4.5 4.0 3.8


Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

35,610 35,975 36,092 35,865 35,757 35,794 35,394 35,417 35,477 35,320 35,391 35,555 35,540

Participation rate

63.2 63.5 63.1 62.9 63.5 63.0 62.8 62.6 62.7 63.1 63.6 63.4 63.4

Employed

33,526 33,830 33,993 34,124 34,000 34,196 33,863 34,105 34,204 34,059 34,060 34,480 34,445

Employment-population ratio

59.5 59.7 59.4 59.9 60.4 60.2 60.1 60.2 60.4 60.9 61.2 61.5 61.4

Unemployed

2,084 2,145 2,099 1,741 1,757 1,598 1,531 1,312 1,274 1,261 1,331 1,075 1,095

Unemployment rate

5.9 6.0 5.8 4.9 4.9 4.5 4.3 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.8 3.0 3.1


Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

60,758 60,647 60,518 60,997 60,736 60,772 60,951 61,317 61,134 61,699 62,003 61,597 61,705

Participation rate

72.1 72.4 72.4 72.5 72.2 72.1 71.9 72.0 72.3 72.6 72.4 72.8 72.9

Employed

58,614 58,755 58,439 59,092 59,074 59,258 59,477 59,937 59,860 60,294 60,656 60,386 60,459

Employment-population ratio

69.6 70.1 69.9 70.2 70.2 70.3 70.1 70.4 70.8 70.9 70.9 71.4 71.5

Unemployed

2,144 1,892 2,079 1,906 1,662 1,514 1,473 1,380 1,274 1,404 1,347 1,211 1,247

Unemployment rate

3.5 3.1 3.4 3.1 2.7 2.5 2.4 2.2 2.1 2.3 2.2 2.0 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: May 06, 2022