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
May
2014
Apr.
2015
May
2015
May
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015
May
2015

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

11,131 11,544 11,481 10,816 11,439 11,126 11,089 11,338 11,153

Participation rate

45.3 46.6 45.9 44.1 46.0 46.3 45.1 45.7 44.6

Employed

10,181 10,577 10,561 9,825 10,468 10,196 10,134 10,367 10,192

Employment-population ratio

41.5 42.7 42.2 40.0 42.1 42.4 41.2 41.8 40.7

Unemployed

950 967 919 991 971 929 955 971 961

Unemployment rate

8.5 8.4 8.0 9.2 8.5 8.4 8.6 8.6 8.6

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

36,302 35,565 35,442 36,162 35,418 35,371 35,656 35,577 35,341

Participation rate

58.2 57.2 57.4 58.0 57.9 57.4 57.3 57.2 57.2

Employed

34,091 33,712 33,515 33,811 33,492 33,464 33,752 33,639 33,304

Employment-population ratio

54.7 54.2 54.3 54.2 54.8 54.3 54.2 54.1 53.9

Unemployed

2,211 1,853 1,927 2,351 1,926 1,907 1,904 1,938 2,037

Unemployment rate

6.1 5.2 5.4 6.5 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.4 5.8

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,001 37,715 37,403 37,267 37,479 37,490 37,558 37,755 37,594

Participation rate

66.8 67.3 67.0 67.3 67.2 66.8 67.6 67.4 67.4

Employed

35,037 36,044 35,841 35,223 35,540 35,588 35,755 35,996 35,934

Employment-population ratio

63.3 64.3 64.2 63.6 63.8 63.4 64.4 64.2 64.4

Unemployed

1,964 1,671 1,562 2,044 1,939 1,902 1,803 1,759 1,660

Unemployment rate

5.3 4.4 4.2 5.5 5.2 5.1 4.8 4.7 4.4

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

50,248 51,314 52,052 50,206 51,550 51,583 51,272 51,156 51,938

Participation rate

75.4 74.8 75.2 75.4 74.4 74.4 74.3 74.6 75.0

Employed

48,760 50,013 50,722 48,619 50,084 50,172 50,007 49,758 50,518

Employment-population ratio

73.2 72.9 73.3 73.0 72.3 72.3 72.5 72.5 73.0

Unemployed

1,487 1,301 1,329 1,587 1,466 1,411 1,265 1,399 1,419

Unemployment rate

3.0 2.5 2.6 3.2 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.7 2.7

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: June 05, 2015