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Table 1. Certification and licensing status of the civilian noninstitutional population 16 years and over by employment status, 2015 annual averages
Employment status Number of persons (in thousands) Percent distribution
Total With a certification or license(1) Without a
certification
or license
Total 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)

Civilian noninstitutional population

250,801 44,696 5,461 39,235 206,104 100.0 17.8 2.2 15.6 82.2

Civilian labor force

157,130 38,984 4,739 34,244 118,146 100.0 24.8 3.0 21.8 75.2

Employed

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

Usually work full time

121,492 32,627 4,017 28,610 88,865 100.0 26.9 3.3 23.5 73.1

Usually work part time

27,341 5,303 558 4,745 22,038 100.0 19.4 2.0 17.4 80.6

Unemployed

8,296 1,054 165 889 7,243 100.0 12.7 2.0 10.7 87.3

Not in the labor force

93,671 5,713 722 4,991 87,958 100.0 6.1 0.8 5.3 93.9

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.

 

Last Modified Date: April 15, 2016