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
Aug.
2015
July
2016
Aug.
2016
Aug.
2015
Apr.
2016
May
2016
June
2016
July
2016
Aug.
2016

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

10,546 10,409 10,648 10,719 10,777 10,464 10,522 10,638 10,809

Participation rate

44.7 46.0 45.8 45.5 46.1 44.5 45.2 47.0 46.5

Employed

9,776 9,756 9,922 9,894 9,966 9,720 9,734 9,969 10,035

Employment-population ratio

41.5 43.1 42.7 42.0 42.7 41.3 41.9 44.0 43.2

Unemployed

770 653 726 825 812 744 787 669 774

Unemployment rate

7.3 6.3 6.8 7.7 7.5 7.1 7.5 6.3 7.2

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

35,617 35,495 36,029 35,496 35,501 35,536 35,260 35,547 35,793

Participation rate

57.3 57.0 57.5 57.1 57.2 57.1 57.2 57.1 57.1

Employed

33,689 33,698 34,231 33,545 33,567 33,728 33,480 33,758 33,985

Employment-population ratio

54.2 54.1 54.6 53.9 54.1 54.2 54.3 54.2 54.2

Unemployed

1,928 1,798 1,798 1,951 1,934 1,808 1,780 1,789 1,808

Unemployment rate

5.4 5.1 5.0 5.5 5.4 5.1 5.0 5.0 5.1

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,194 37,977 37,381 37,148 37,757 37,829 37,804 37,791 37,571

Participation rate

66.2 66.5 66.2 66.1 65.9 66.2 66.0 66.2 66.5

Employed

35,535 36,319 35,743 35,525 36,204 36,364 36,231 36,182 35,970

Employment-population ratio

63.2 63.6 63.3 63.2 63.2 63.7 63.2 63.4 63.7

Unemployed

1,659 1,658 1,638 1,623 1,553 1,465 1,573 1,609 1,601

Unemployment rate

4.5 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.1 3.9 4.2 4.3 4.3

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

52,065 53,720 53,645 52,510 53,316 53,398 54,102 54,100 54,068

Participation rate

73.8 73.4 73.5 74.4 74.3 74.3 74.4 74.0 74.1

Employed

50,650 52,209 52,032 51,224 52,025 52,113 52,723 52,741 52,618

Employment-population ratio

71.8 71.4 71.3 72.6 72.5 72.5 72.5 72.1 72.1

Unemployed

1,415 1,511 1,613 1,287 1,291 1,285 1,378 1,359 1,450

Unemployment rate

2.7 2.8 3.0 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.5 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: September 02, 2016