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
Feb.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Feb.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

10,804 11,353 10,867 11,078 10,831 11,153 11,031 11,439 11,126

Participation rate

44.8 45.7 45.2 45.9 45.3 45.7 45.4 46.0 46.3

Employed

9,602 10,226 9,842 9,993 9,975 10,201 10,079 10,468 10,196

Employment-population ratio

39.8 41.1 41.0 41.4 41.7 41.8 41.5 42.1 42.4

Unemployed

1,203 1,126 1,025 1,084 856 952 952 971 929

Unemployment rate

11.1 9.9 9.4 9.8 7.9 8.5 8.6 8.5 8.4

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

36,050 35,238 35,142 36,227 36,183 35,478 35,164 35,418 35,371

Participation rate

58.4 57.6 57.0 58.6 58.0 57.8 57.5 57.9 57.4

Employed

33,482 33,083 33,037 33,903 34,127 33,476 33,310 33,492 33,464

Employment-population ratio

54.2 54.1 53.6 54.9 54.7 54.5 54.5 54.8 54.3

Unemployed

2,568 2,155 2,106 2,324 2,056 2,002 1,854 1,926 1,907

Unemployment rate

7.1 6.1 6.0 6.4 5.7 5.6 5.3 5.4 5.4

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,261 37,208 37,457 37,255 37,304 37,246 37,140 37,479 37,490

Participation rate

67.1 66.7 66.7 67.0 66.5 66.7 66.9 67.2 66.8

Employed

34,898 35,118 35,441 35,006 35,460 35,422 35,310 35,540 35,588

Employment-population ratio

62.8 63.0 63.1 63.0 63.2 63.5 63.6 63.8 63.4

Unemployed

2,363 2,090 2,015 2,249 1,843 1,824 1,831 1,939 1,902

Unemployment rate

6.3 5.6 5.4 6.0 4.9 4.9 4.9 5.2 5.1

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

50,522 51,695 51,996 50,169 50,471 51,222 51,772 51,550 51,583

Participation rate

75.6 74.7 74.9 75.1 74.6 74.7 74.6 74.4 74.4

Employed

48,796 50,212 50,576 48,468 48,937 49,608 50,290 50,084 50,172

Employment-population ratio

73.0 72.5 72.9 72.5 72.4 72.3 72.5 72.3 72.3

Unemployed

1,726 1,483 1,421 1,700 1,534 1,614 1,482 1,466 1,411

Unemployment rate

3.4 2.9 2.7 3.4 3.0 3.2 2.9 2.8 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: March 06, 2015