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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
49. Certification and licensing status of the civilian noninstitutional population 16 years and over by employment status, 2016 annual averages
Employment status Number of persons (in thousands) Percent distribution
Total With a certification or license(1) Total With a certification or license(1)
Total With a
certification,
but no
license
With a
license(2)
Without a
certification
or license
Total With a
certification,
but no
license
With a
license(2)
Without a
certification
or license

Civilian noninstitutional population

253,538 44,499 4,778 39,721 209,038 100.0 17.6 1.9 15.7 82.4

Civilian labor force

159,187 38,801 4,159 34,642 120,386 100.0 24.4 2.6 21.8 75.6

Employed

151,436 37,829 4,019 33,810 113,607 100.0 25.0 2.7 22.3 75.0

Usually work full time

123,761 32,561 3,543 29,018 91,200 100.0 26.3 2.9 23.4 73.7

Usually work part time

27,675 5,268 476 4,792 22,407 100.0 19.0 1.7 17.3 81.0

Unemployed

7,751 972 140 832 6,779 100.0 12.5 1.8 10.7 87.5

Not in the labor force

94,351 5,698 619 5,079 88,652 100.0 6.0 0.7 5.4 94.0

Footnotes
(1) A person may have more than one certification or license.
(2) Persons with a license may also have a certification.

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. Full time is 35 hours or more per week; part time is less than 35 hours. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

 

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

Last Modified Date: February 8, 2018