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
2015
Apr.
2016
May
2016
May
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016
May
2016

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

11,481 11,036 10,786 11,100 11,037 10,648 10,777 10,777 10,464

Participation rate

45.9 47.2 45.9 44.4 46.0 46.2 46.2 46.1 44.5

Employed

10,561 10,206 10,064 10,156 10,221 9,871 9,978 9,966 9,720

Employment-population ratio

42.2 43.7 42.8 40.6 42.6 42.8 42.8 42.7 41.3

Unemployed

919 830 722 944 816 777 799 812 744

Unemployment rate

8.0 7.5 6.7 8.5 7.4 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.1

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

35,442 35,635 35,688 35,380 35,347 35,626 35,615 35,501 35,536

Participation rate

57.4 57.4 57.4 57.3 57.8 57.5 57.4 57.2 57.1

Employed

33,515 33,785 33,993 33,347 33,475 33,747 33,688 33,567 33,728

Employment-population ratio

54.3 54.4 54.7 54.0 54.7 54.5 54.3 54.1 54.2

Unemployed

1,927 1,850 1,695 2,033 1,872 1,878 1,927 1,934 1,808

Unemployment rate

5.4 5.2 4.8 5.7 5.3 5.3 5.4 5.4 5.1

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,403 37,841 37,776 37,479 38,098 38,106 37,958 37,757 37,829

Participation rate

67.0 66.1 66.1 67.2 66.5 66.7 66.3 65.9 66.2

Employed

35,841 36,350 36,416 35,827 36,493 36,496 36,396 36,204 36,364

Employment-population ratio

64.2 63.5 63.7 64.2 63.7 63.9 63.6 63.2 63.7

Unemployed

1,562 1,491 1,361 1,651 1,605 1,610 1,562 1,553 1,465

Unemployment rate

4.2 3.9 3.6 4.4 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 3.9

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

52,052 53,428 53,448 51,989 52,674 53,112 53,447 53,316 53,398

Participation rate

75.2 74.4 74.4 75.1 73.8 73.8 74.5 74.3 74.3

Employed

50,722 52,223 52,247 50,567 51,358 51,805 52,051 52,025 52,113

Employment-population ratio

73.3 72.8 72.7 73.0 71.9 72.0 72.6 72.5 72.5

Unemployed

1,329 1,205 1,201 1,422 1,316 1,307 1,396 1,291 1,285

Unemployment rate

2.6 2.3 2.2 2.7 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.4 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: June 03, 2016