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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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51. Certification and licensing status of employed persons 16 years and over by selected characteristics, 2015 annual averages
Characteristic Number of persons (in thousands) Percent distribution
Total
employed
With a certification or license(1) Without a
certification
or license
Total
employed
With a certification or license(1) Without a
certification
or license
Total With a
certification,
but no license
With a
license(2)
Total With a
certification,
but no license
With a
license(2)

Age and sex

Total, 16 years and over

148,834 37,930 4,575 33,356 110,903 100.0 25.5 3.1 22.4 74.5

16 to 24 years

18,756 1,962 272 1,690 16,794 100.0 10.5 1.4 9.0 89.5

25 to 54 years

96,638 26,434 3,296 23,138 70,204 100.0 27.4 3.4 23.9 72.6

25 to 34 years

32,742 8,201 1,075 7,127 24,541 100.0 25.0 3.3 21.8 75.0

35 to 44 years

31,252 8,972 1,135 7,837 22,280 100.0 28.7 3.6 25.1 71.3

45 to 54 years

32,643 9,261 1,086 8,174 23,382 100.0 28.4 3.3 25.0 71.6

55 years and over

33,440 9,535 1,007 8,527 23,905 100.0 28.5 3.0 25.5 71.5

55 to 64 years

24,975 7,148 783 6,365 17,828 100.0 28.6 3.1 25.5 71.4

65 years and over

8,465 2,387 225 2,162 6,078 100.0 28.2 2.7 25.5 71.8

Men, 16 years and over

79,131 18,337 2,710 15,626 60,794 100.0 23.2 3.4 19.7 76.8

16 to 24 years

9,527 813 152 660 8,714 100.0 8.5 1.6 6.9 91.5

25 to 54 years

51,851 12,501 1,956 10,545 39,350 100.0 24.1 3.8 20.3 75.9

25 to 34 years

17,746 3,664 620 3,044 14,082 100.0 20.6 3.5 17.2 79.4

35 to 44 years

16,861 4,261 695 3,566 12,600 100.0 25.3 4.1 21.1 74.7

45 to 54 years

17,245 4,576 640 3,936 12,669 100.0 26.5 3.7 22.8 73.5

55 years and over

17,752 5,023 602 4,420 12,729 100.0 28.3 3.4 24.9 71.7

55 to 64 years

13,092 3,643 465 3,178 9,449 100.0 27.8 3.5 24.3 72.2

65 years and over

4,661 1,380 138 1,242 3,281 100.0 29.6 3.0 26.7 70.4

Women, 16 years and over

69,703 19,593 1,864 17,729 50,109 100.0 28.1 2.7 25.4 71.9

16 to 24 years

9,229 1,149 119 1,030 8,080 100.0 12.4 1.3 11.2 87.6

25 to 54 years

44,786 13,933 1,340 12,593 30,853 100.0 31.1 3.0 28.1 68.9

25 to 34 years

14,996 4,537 455 4,083 10,459 100.0 30.3 3.0 27.2 69.7

35 to 44 years

14,391 4,711 439 4,272 9,680 100.0 32.7 3.1 29.7 67.3

45 to 54 years

15,399 4,685 446 4,238 10,714 100.0 30.4 2.9 27.5 69.6

55 years and over

15,688 4,512 405 4,107 11,176 100.0 28.8 2.6 26.2 71.2

55 to 64 years

11,884 3,505 318 3,187 8,379 100.0 29.5 2.7 26.8 70.5

65 years and over

3,804 1,007 87 920 2,797 100.0 26.5 2.3 24.2 73.5

Race and Hispanic
or Latino ethnicity

White, 16 years and over

117,944 30,941 3,659 27,282 87,004 100.0 26.2 3.1 23.1 73.8

Men

63,892 15,358 2,199 13,159 48,534 100.0 24.0 3.4 20.6 76.0

Women

54,052 15,583 1,460 14,123 38,469 100.0 28.8 2.7 26.1 71.2

Black or African American, 16 years and over

17,472 3,947 481 3,466 13,525 100.0 22.6 2.8 19.8 77.4

Men

8,164 1,578 253 1,325 6,586 100.0 19.3 3.1 16.2 80.7

Women

9,308 2,369 228 2,141 6,939 100.0 25.5 2.4 23.0 74.5

Asian, 16 years and over

8,706 2,002 295 1,707 6,704 100.0 23.0 3.4 19.6 77.0

Men

4,620 919 180 739 3,701 100.0 19.9 3.9 16.0 80.1

Women

4,086 1,083 115 969 3,003 100.0 26.5 2.8 23.7 73.5

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 16 years and over

24,400 3,838 533 3,305 20,561 100.0 15.7 2.2 13.5 84.3

Men

14,111 1,979 341 1,638 12,132 100.0 14.0 2.4 11.6 86.0

Women

10,289 1,859 192 1,667 8,429 100.0 18.1 1.9 16.2 81.9

Educational attainment

Total, 25 years and over

130,077 35,968 4,303 31,665 94,109 100.0 27.7 3.3 24.3 72.3

Less than a high school diploma

10,098 846 109 737 9,252 100.0 8.4 1.1 7.3 91.6

High school graduates, no college(3)

33,402 5,460 691 4,768 27,942 100.0 16.3 2.1 14.3 83.7

Some college or associate degree

35,785 10,141 1,374 8,767 25,645 100.0 28.3 3.8 24.5 71.7

Some college, no degree

21,573 5,019 720 4,299 16,554 100.0 23.3 3.3 19.9 76.7

Associate degree

14,213 5,121 653 4,468 9,091 100.0 36.0 4.6 31.4 64.0

Bachelor's degree and higher

50,792 19,522 2,129 17,393 31,270 100.0 38.4 4.2 34.2 61.6

Bachelor's degree only

31,772 9,644 1,244 8,401 22,128 100.0 30.4 3.9 26.4 69.6

Advanced degree(4)

19,020 9,878 885 8,993 9,142 100.0 51.9 4.7 47.3 48.1

Men, 25 years and over

69,604 17,524 2,558 14,966 52,080 100.0 25.2 3.7 21.5 74.8

Less than a high school diploma

6,573 568 81 487 6,005 100.0 8.6 1.2 7.4 91.4

High school graduates, no college(3)

19,302 3,445 489 2,956 15,856 100.0 17.9 2.5 15.3 82.1

Some college or associate degree

17,953 4,847 790 4,058 13,106 100.0 27.0 4.4 22.6 73.0

Some college, no degree

11,293 2,735 423 2,312 8,558 100.0 24.2 3.7 20.5 75.8

Associate degree

6,660 2,112 367 1,745 4,548 100.0 31.7 5.5 26.2 68.3

Bachelor's degree and higher

25,776 8,663 1,198 7,465 17,112 100.0 33.6 4.6 29.0 66.4

Bachelor's degree only

16,323 4,350 711 3,639 11,973 100.0 26.6 4.4 22.3 73.4

Advanced degree(4)

9,453 4,314 488 3,826 5,139 100.0 45.6 5.2 40.5 54.4

Women, 25 years and over

60,474 18,445 1,745 16,700 42,029 100.0 30.5 2.9 27.6 69.5

Less than a high school diploma

3,525 278 28 250 3,247 100.0 7.9 0.8 7.1 92.1

High school graduates, no college(3)

14,100 2,014 202 1,812 12,086 100.0 14.3 1.4 12.9 85.7

Some college or associate degree

17,832 5,293 584 4,709 12,539 100.0 29.7 3.3 26.4 70.3

Some college, no degree

10,280 2,284 298 1,986 7,996 100.0 22.2 2.9 19.3 77.8

Associate degree

7,553 3,010 286 2,723 4,543 100.0 39.8 3.8 36.1 60.2

Bachelor's degree and higher

25,016 10,858 931 9,928 14,158 100.0 43.4 3.7 39.7 56.6

Bachelor's degree only

15,449 5,295 533 4,762 10,154 100.0 34.3 3.5 30.8 65.7

Advanced degree(4)

9,567 5,564 397 5,166 4,004 100.0 58.2 4.2 54.0 41.8

Footnotes:
(1) A person may have more than one certification or license.
(2) Persons with a license may also have a certification.
(3) Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
(4) Includes persons with master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.

NOTE: Certifications are issued by a non-governmental certification body and convey that an individual has the knowledge or skill to perform a specific job. A license is awarded by a government agency and conveys a legal authority to work in an occupation. Estimates for the above race groups (White, Black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race.

 

(Certification and licensing status tables 1-7 were renumbered as annual average tables 49-55 in February 2018.)

Last Modified Date: February 7, 2018