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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
51. Certification and licensing status of employed persons 16 years and over by selected characteristics, 2016 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

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

16 to 24 years

18,992 1,951 242 1,709 17,041 100.0 10.3 1.3 9.0 89.7

25 to 54 years

98,004 26,282 2,875 23,407 71,722 100.0 26.8 2.9 23.9 73.2

25 to 34 years

33,722 8,204 888 7,316 25,518 100.0 24.3 2.6 21.7 75.7

35 to 44 years

31,562 8,932 996 7,937 22,630 100.0 28.3 3.2 25.1 71.7

45 to 54 years

32,720 9,145 991 8,155 23,574 100.0 28.0 3.0 24.9 72.0

55 years and over

34,440 9,596 902 8,694 24,844 100.0 27.9 2.6 25.2 72.1

55 to 64 years

25,524 7,094 700 6,394 18,430 100.0 27.8 2.7 25.1 72.2

65 years and over

8,916 2,503 203 2,300 6,414 100.0 28.1 2.3 25.8 71.9

Men, 16 years and over

80,568 18,091 2,312 15,779 62,477 100.0 22.5 2.9 19.6 77.5

16 to 24 years

9,696 826 124 701 8,870 100.0 8.5 1.3 7.2 91.5

25 to 54 years

52,514 12,275 1,677 10,598 40,240 100.0 23.4 3.2 20.2 76.6

25 to 34 years

18,185 3,557 502 3,055 14,628 100.0 19.6 2.8 16.8 80.4

35 to 44 years

17,042 4,254 609 3,645 12,789 100.0 25.0 3.6 21.4 75.0

45 to 54 years

17,287 4,465 566 3,899 12,823 100.0 25.8 3.3 22.6 74.2

55 years and over

18,358 4,991 511 4,480 13,367 100.0 27.2 2.8 24.4 72.8

55 to 64 years

13,410 3,551 387 3,165 9,859 100.0 26.5 2.9 23.6 73.5

65 years and over

4,948 1,440 124 1,315 3,508 100.0 29.1 2.5 26.6 70.9

Women, 16 years and over

70,868 19,737 1,707 18,031 51,131 100.0 27.9 2.4 25.4 72.1

16 to 24 years

9,296 1,125 117 1,008 8,170 100.0 12.1 1.3 10.8 87.9

25 to 54 years

45,490 14,007 1,198 12,809 31,483 100.0 30.8 2.6 28.2 69.2

25 to 34 years

15,537 4,648 386 4,261 10,890 100.0 29.9 2.5 27.4 70.1

35 to 44 years

14,520 4,679 387 4,292 9,841 100.0 32.2 2.7 29.6 67.8

45 to 54 years

15,433 4,681 425 4,256 10,752 100.0 30.3 2.8 27.6 69.7

55 years and over

16,083 4,605 391 4,214 11,477 100.0 28.6 2.4 26.2 71.4

55 to 64 years

12,114 3,542 313 3,230 8,572 100.0 29.2 2.6 26.7 70.8

65 years and over

3,968 1,063 78 985 2,906 100.0 26.8 2.0 24.8 73.2

Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

White, 16 years and over

119,313 30,732 3,255 27,477 88,581 100.0 25.8 2.7 23.0 74.2

Men

64,612 15,120 1,881 13,238 49,492 100.0 23.4 2.9 20.5 76.6

Women

54,701 15,612 1,374 14,238 39,089 100.0 28.5 2.5 26.0 71.5

Black or African American, 16 years and over

17,982 3,984 402 3,581 13,998 100.0 22.2 2.2 19.9 77.8

Men

8,471 1,552 212 1,340 6,918 100.0 18.3 2.5 15.8 81.7

Women

9,511 2,431 190 2,241 7,080 100.0 25.6 2.0 23.6 74.4

Asian, 16 years and over

9,213 2,023 247 1,777 7,190 100.0 22.0 2.7 19.3 78.0

Men

4,915 909 161 748 4,006 100.0 18.5 3.3 15.2 81.5

Women

4,298 1,115 86 1,029 3,184 100.0 25.9 2.0 23.9 74.1

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 16 years and over

25,249 3,828 430 3,398 21,422 100.0 15.2 1.7 13.5 84.8

Men

14,563 1,911 247 1,665 12,652 100.0 13.1 1.7 11.4 86.9

Women

10,686 1,916 183 1,733 8,770 100.0 17.9 1.7 16.2 82.1

Educational attainment

Total, 25 years and over

132,444 35,878 3,777 32,101 96,567 100.0 27.1 2.9 24.2 72.9

Less than a high school diploma

9,884 821 101 720 9,062 100.0 8.3 1.0 7.3 91.7

High school graduates, no college(3)

33,801 5,387 584 4,803 28,415 100.0 15.9 1.7 14.2 84.1

Some college or associate degree

36,386 10,059 1,176 8,883 26,326 100.0 27.6 3.2 24.4 72.4

Some college, no degree

21,668 4,902 599 4,303 16,765 100.0 22.6 2.8 19.9 77.4

Associate degree

14,718 5,157 576 4,581 9,561 100.0 35.0 3.9 31.1 65.0

Bachelor's degree and higher

52,374 19,611 1,916 17,695 32,763 100.0 37.4 3.7 33.8 62.6

Bachelor's degree only

32,475 9,594 1,153 8,441 22,881 100.0 29.5 3.6 26.0 70.5

Advanced degree(4)

19,899 10,017 763 9,254 9,882 100.0 50.3 3.8 46.5 49.7

Men, 25 years and over

70,872 17,266 2,188 15,078 53,606 100.0 24.4 3.1 21.3 75.6

Less than a high school diploma

6,354 543 71 471 5,811 100.0 8.5 1.1 7.4 91.5

High school graduates, no college(3)

19,691 3,295 388 2,907 16,397 100.0 16.7 2.0 14.8 83.3

Some college or associate degree

18,239 4,756 655 4,101 13,482 100.0 26.1 3.6 22.5 73.9

Some college, no degree

11,311 2,624 351 2,273 8,687 100.0 23.2 3.1 20.1 76.8

Associate degree

6,928 2,132 304 1,828 4,796 100.0 30.8 4.4 26.4 69.2

Bachelor's degree and higher

26,588 8,672 1,073 7,599 17,916 100.0 32.6 4.0 28.6 67.4

Bachelor's degree only

16,670 4,316 653 3,663 12,354 100.0 25.9 3.9 22.0 74.1

Advanced degree(4)

9,918 4,356 420 3,936 5,562 100.0 43.9 4.2 39.7 56.1

Women, 25 years and over

61,572 18,612 1,589 17,023 42,960 100.0 30.2 2.6 27.6 69.8

Less than a high school diploma

3,530 279 30 249 3,251 100.0 7.9 0.8 7.1 92.1

High school graduates, no college(3)

14,110 2,092 196 1,896 12,018 100.0 14.8 1.4 13.4 85.2

Some college or associate degree

18,147 5,303 521 4,782 12,844 100.0 29.2 2.9 26.4 70.8

Some college, no degree

10,357 2,278 249 2,030 8,079 100.0 22.0 2.4 19.6 78.0

Associate degree

7,790 3,025 272 2,753 4,765 100.0 38.8 3.5 35.3 61.2

Bachelor's degree and higher

25,786 10,939 843 10,095 14,847 100.0 42.4 3.3 39.2 57.6

Bachelor's degree only

15,805 5,278 500 4,777 10,527 100.0 33.4 3.2 30.2 66.6

Advanced degree(4)

9,981 5,661 343 5,318 4,320 100.0 56.7 3.4 53.3 43.3

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. 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