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
Dec.
2013
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Dec.
2013
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

10,754 11,168 11,003 10,763 10,709 10,691 10,831 11,153 11,031

Participation rate

43.7 45.8 45.3 43.7 45.2 44.5 45.3 45.7 45.4

Employed

9,641 10,213 10,007 9,703 9,738 9,806 9,975 10,201 10,079

Employment-population ratio

39.2 41.9 41.2 39.4 41.1 40.8 41.7 41.8 41.5

Unemployed

1,113 955 996 1,060 971 884 856 952 952

Unemployment rate

10.4 8.6 9.1 9.9 9.1 8.3 7.9 8.5 8.6

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

36,473 35,432 35,281 36,292 36,286 35,937 36,183 35,478 35,164

Participation rate

58.4 57.7 57.7 58.1 58.1 57.9 58.0 57.8 57.5

Employed

33,894 33,499 33,406 33,743 34,046 34,016 34,127 33,476 33,310

Employment-population ratio

54.3 54.5 54.6 54.0 54.5 54.8 54.7 54.5 54.5

Unemployed

2,580 1,932 1,875 2,549 2,240 1,920 2,056 2,002 1,854

Unemployment rate

7.1 5.5 5.3 7.0 6.2 5.3 5.7 5.6 5.3

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

36,926 37,320 36,845 37,157 37,503 37,421 37,304 37,246 37,140

Participation rate

67.4 66.9 66.3 67.8 66.8 66.6 66.5 66.7 66.9

Employed

34,730 35,579 35,079 34,885 35,490 35,389 35,460 35,422 35,310

Employment-population ratio

63.4 63.7 63.2 63.7 63.2 63.0 63.2 63.5 63.6

Unemployed

2,197 1,742 1,766 2,272 2,013 2,032 1,843 1,824 1,831

Unemployment rate

5.9 4.7 4.8 6.1 5.4 5.4 4.9 4.9 4.9

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

49,612 51,342 51,727 49,704 50,162 50,449 50,471 51,222 51,772

Participation rate

75.0 74.9 74.5 75.2 74.7 74.7 74.6 74.7 74.6

Employed

48,053 49,799 50,350 48,039 48,561 48,983 48,937 49,608 50,290

Employment-population ratio

72.7 72.6 72.5 72.7 72.3 72.6 72.4 72.3 72.5

Unemployed

1,559 1,543 1,377 1,665 1,600 1,465 1,534 1,614 1,482

Unemployment rate

3.1 3.0 2.7 3.4 3.2 2.9 3.0 3.2 2.9

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: January 09, 2015