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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, 2019 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

157,538 38,081 3,536 34,546 119,457 100.0 24.2 2.2 21.9 75.8

16 to 24 years

19,322 1,915 203 1,713 17,407 100.0 9.9 1.0 8.9 90.1

25 to 54 years

100,976 26,300 2,573 23,727 74,676 100.0 26.0 2.5 23.5 74.0

25 to 34 years

35,807 8,481 830 7,651 27,326 100.0 23.7 2.3 21.4 76.3

35 to 44 years

33,127 9,010 930 8,080 24,118 100.0 27.2 2.8 24.4 72.8

45 to 54 years

32,042 8,810 814 7,996 23,232 100.0 27.5 2.5 25.0 72.5

55 years and over

37,240 9,866 760 9,106 27,374 100.0 26.5 2.0 24.5 73.5

55 to 64 years

26,893 7,067 573 6,493 19,826 100.0 26.3 2.1 24.1 73.7

65 years and over

10,347 2,799 187 2,613 7,548 100.0 27.1 1.8 25.3 72.9

Men, 16 years and over

83,460 17,808 2,013 15,795 65,652 100.0 21.3 2.4 18.9 78.7

16 to 24 years

9,730 771 110 661 8,959 100.0 7.9 1.1 6.8 92.1

25 to 54 years

53,845 11,967 1,473 10,494 41,878 100.0 22.2 2.7 19.5 77.8

25 to 34 years

19,207 3,735 477 3,257 15,472 100.0 19.4 2.5 17.0 80.6

35 to 44 years

17,822 4,090 528 3,562 13,732 100.0 22.9 3.0 20.0 77.1

45 to 54 years

16,816 4,143 468 3,675 12,674 100.0 24.6 2.8 21.9 75.4

55 years and over

19,885 5,070 429 4,641 14,815 100.0 25.5 2.2 23.3 74.5

55 to 64 years

14,187 3,511 321 3,190 10,675 100.0 24.8 2.3 22.5 75.2

65 years and over

5,699 1,559 108 1,451 4,140 100.0 27.4 1.9 25.5 72.6

Women, 16 years and over

74,078 20,273 1,523 18,750 53,804 100.0 27.4 2.1 25.3 72.6

16 to 24 years

9,592 1,145 93 1,052 8,448 100.0 11.9 1.0 11.0 88.1

25 to 54 years

47,131 14,333 1,100 13,233 32,798 100.0 30.4 2.3 28.1 69.6

25 to 34 years

16,600 4,746 353 4,393 11,854 100.0 28.6 2.1 26.5 71.4

35 to 44 years

15,306 4,920 401 4,519 10,386 100.0 32.1 2.6 29.5 67.9

45 to 54 years

15,225 4,667 346 4,321 10,558 100.0 30.7 2.3 28.4 69.3

55 years and over

17,354 4,796 330 4,465 12,559 100.0 27.6 1.9 25.7 72.4

55 to 64 years

12,706 3,555 252 3,303 9,151 100.0 28.0 2.0 26.0 72.0

65 years and over

4,648 1,240 78 1,162 3,408 100.0 26.7 1.7 25.0 73.3

Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

White, 16 years and over

122,441 30,590 2,734 27,856 91,851 100.0 25.0 2.2 22.8 75.0

Men

66,100 14,627 1,586 13,041 51,474 100.0 22.1 2.4 19.7 77.9

Women

56,341 15,963 1,148 14,815 40,377 100.0 28.3 2.0 26.3 71.7

Black or African American, 16 years and over

19,381 4,216 430 3,786 15,165 100.0 21.8 2.2 19.5 78.2

Men

9,145 1,676 214 1,462 7,469 100.0 18.3 2.3 16.0 81.7

Women

10,236 2,539 215 2,324 7,696 100.0 24.8 2.1 22.7 75.2

Asian, 16 years and over

10,179 2,111 248 1,862 8,069 100.0 20.7 2.4 18.3 79.3

Men

5,353 942 150 792 4,411 100.0 17.6 2.8 14.8 82.4

Women

4,826 1,168 98 1,070 3,657 100.0 24.2 2.0 22.2 75.8

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 16 years and over

27,805 4,239 410 3,829 23,566 100.0 15.2 1.5 13.8 84.8

Men

15,782 2,070 233 1,837 13,711 100.0 13.1 1.5 11.6 86.9

Women

12,023 2,169 177 1,992 9,855 100.0 18.0 1.5 16.6 82.0

Educational attainment

Total, 25 years and over

138,216 36,166 3,333 32,833 102,050 100.0 26.2 2.4 23.8 73.8

Less than a high school diploma

9,441 783 88 695 8,658 100.0 8.3 0.9 7.4 91.7

High school graduates, no college(3)

34,837 5,107 497 4,609 29,731 100.0 14.7 1.4 13.2 85.3

Some college or associate degree

36,282 9,593 935 8,658 26,689 100.0 26.4 2.6 23.9 73.6

Some college, no degree

20,882 4,512 488 4,024 16,370 100.0 21.6 2.3 19.3 78.4

Associate degree

15,400 5,081 447 4,634 10,320 100.0 33.0 2.9 30.1 67.0

Bachelor's degree and higher

57,655 20,683 1,813 18,871 36,972 100.0 35.9 3.1 32.7 64.1

Bachelor's degree only

35,850 10,076 1,080 8,995 25,774 100.0 28.1 3.0 25.1 71.9

Advanced degree(4)

21,805 10,607 732 9,875 11,198 100.0 48.6 3.4 45.3 51.4

Men, 25 years and over

73,731 17,038 1,903 15,135 56,693 100.0 23.1 2.6 20.5 76.9

Less than a high school diploma

6,047 517 64 452 5,531 100.0 8.5 1.1 7.5 91.5

High school graduates, no college(3)

20,512 3,107 332 2,775 17,405 100.0 15.1 1.6 13.5 84.9

Some college or associate degree

18,566 4,653 545 4,108 13,914 100.0 25.1 2.9 22.1 74.9

Some college, no degree

11,161 2,474 308 2,166 8,687 100.0 22.2 2.8 19.4 77.8

Associate degree

7,406 2,179 237 1,942 5,227 100.0 29.4 3.2 26.2 70.6

Bachelor's degree and higher

28,605 8,761 961 7,800 19,844 100.0 30.6 3.4 27.3 69.4

Bachelor's degree only

18,151 4,325 571 3,754 13,826 100.0 23.8 3.1 20.7 76.2

Advanced degree(4)

10,454 4,436 391 4,045 6,018 100.0 42.4 3.7 38.7 57.6

Women, 25 years and over

64,485 19,128 1,430 17,698 45,357 100.0 29.7 2.2 27.4 70.3

Less than a high school diploma

3,394 266 24 243 3,127 100.0 7.9 0.7 7.2 92.1

High school graduates, no college(3)

14,325 1,999 166 1,834 12,326 100.0 14.0 1.2 12.8 86.0

Some college or associate degree

17,716 4,940 390 4,550 12,776 100.0 27.9 2.2 25.7 72.1

Some college, no degree

9,722 2,038 180 1,859 7,683 100.0 21.0 1.8 19.1 79.0

Associate degree

7,994 2,902 210 2,692 5,092 100.0 36.3 2.6 33.7 63.7

Bachelor's degree and higher

29,051 11,922 851 11,071 17,128 100.0 41.0 2.9 38.1 59.0

Bachelor's degree only

17,699 5,751 510 5,241 11,948 100.0 32.5 2.9 29.6 67.5

Advanced degree(4)

11,352 6,172 342 5,830 5,180 100.0 54.4 3.0 51.4 45.6

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.

 

Last Modified Date: January 22, 2020