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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, 2020 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

147,795 36,906 3,390 33,517 110,889 100.0 25.0 2.3 22.7 75.0

16 to 24 years

17,192 1,758 179 1,579 15,434 100.0 10.2 1.0 9.2 89.8

25 to 54 years

95,331 25,551 2,393 23,158 69,780 100.0 26.8 2.5 24.3 73.2

25 to 34 years

33,426 7,998 751 7,247 25,428 100.0 23.9 2.2 21.7 76.1

35 to 44 years

31,807 9,018 865 8,153 22,789 100.0 28.4 2.7 25.6 71.6

45 to 54 years

30,099 8,535 778 7,758 21,563 100.0 28.4 2.6 25.8 71.6

55 years and over

35,271 9,597 818 8,779 25,674 100.0 27.2 2.3 24.9 72.8

55 to 64 years

25,454 6,903 646 6,257 18,551 100.0 27.1 2.5 24.6 72.9

65 years and over

9,818 2,694 172 2,522 7,124 100.0 27.4 1.7 25.7 72.6

Men, 16 years and over

78,560 17,345 1,950 15,395 61,215 100.0 22.1 2.5 19.6 77.9

16 to 24 years

8,734 740 105 635 7,994 100.0 8.5 1.2 7.3 91.5

25 to 54 years

50,890 11,624 1,391 10,232 39,266 100.0 22.8 2.7 20.1 77.2

25 to 34 years

17,844 3,483 438 3,045 14,361 100.0 19.5 2.5 17.1 80.5

35 to 44 years

17,120 4,147 517 3,631 12,972 100.0 24.2 3.0 21.2 75.8

45 to 54 years

15,926 3,993 437 3,556 11,932 100.0 25.1 2.7 22.3 74.9

55 years and over

18,936 4,982 454 4,528 13,955 100.0 26.3 2.4 23.9 73.7

55 to 64 years

13,467 3,461 353 3,108 10,005 100.0 25.7 2.6 23.1 74.3

65 years and over

5,470 1,520 101 1,419 3,950 100.0 27.8 1.8 25.9 72.2

Women, 16 years and over

69,234 19,561 1,440 18,122 49,673 100.0 28.3 2.1 26.2 71.7

16 to 24 years

8,458 1,018 74 944 7,440 100.0 12.0 0.9 11.2 88.0

25 to 54 years

44,442 13,928 1,002 12,926 30,514 100.0 31.3 2.3 29.1 68.7

25 to 34 years

15,582 4,515 313 4,202 11,067 100.0 29.0 2.0 27.0 71.0

35 to 44 years

14,687 4,871 349 4,522 9,816 100.0 33.2 2.4 30.8 66.8

45 to 54 years

14,173 4,542 341 4,202 9,631 100.0 32.0 2.4 29.6 68.0

55 years and over

16,335 4,615 364 4,252 11,720 100.0 28.3 2.2 26.0 71.7

55 to 64 years

11,987 3,441 293 3,148 8,546 100.0 28.7 2.4 26.3 71.3

65 years and over

4,348 1,174 71 1,103 3,174 100.0 27.0 1.6 25.4 73.0

Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

White, 16 years and over

115,341 29,701 2,674 27,027 85,640 100.0 25.8 2.3 23.4 74.2

Men

62,446 14,337 1,571 12,766 48,108 100.0 23.0 2.5 20.4 77.0

Women

52,895 15,364 1,103 14,261 37,531 100.0 29.0 2.1 27.0 71.0

Black or African American, 16 years and over

17,873 3,960 348 3,612 13,912 100.0 22.2 1.9 20.2 77.8

Men

8,392 1,530 159 1,371 6,862 100.0 18.2 1.9 16.3 81.8

Women

9,481 2,430 189 2,242 7,050 100.0 25.6 2.0 23.6 74.4

Asian, 16 years and over

9,437 2,115 235 1,879 7,323 100.0 22.4 2.5 19.9 77.6

Men

5,041 947 152 795 4,094 100.0 18.8 3.0 15.8 81.2

Women

4,396 1,168 83 1,084 3,229 100.0 26.6 1.9 24.7 73.4

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 16 years and over

25,952 4,220 423 3,797 21,732 100.0 16.3 1.6 14.6 83.7

Men

14,857 2,157 258 1,899 12,701 100.0 14.5 1.7 12.8 85.5

Women

11,095 2,064 165 1,898 9,031 100.0 18.6 1.5 17.1 81.4

Educational attainment

Total, 25 years and over

130,603 35,148 3,211 31,937 95,454 100.0 26.9 2.5 24.5 73.1

Less than a high school diploma

7,888 647 58 589 7,241 100.0 8.2 0.7 7.5 91.8

High school graduates, no college(3)

31,606 4,605 374 4,231 27,001 100.0 14.6 1.2 13.4 85.4

Some college or associate degree

33,570 9,173 951 8,223 24,396 100.0 27.3 2.8 24.5 72.7

Some college, no degree

19,037 4,255 482 3,772 14,783 100.0 22.3 2.5 19.8 77.7

Associate degree

14,532 4,919 468 4,450 9,614 100.0 33.8 3.2 30.6 66.2

Bachelor's degree and higher

57,538 20,723 1,828 18,895 36,815 100.0 36.0 3.2 32.8 64.0

Bachelor's degree only

35,286 9,959 1,069 8,890 25,327 100.0 28.2 3.0 25.2 71.8

Advanced degree(4)

22,252 10,764 759 10,005 11,489 100.0 48.4 3.4 45.0 51.6

Men, 25 years and over

69,826 16,605 1,845 14,760 53,221 100.0 23.8 2.6 21.1 76.2

Less than a high school diploma

5,130 413 42 371 4,717 100.0 8.1 0.8 7.2 91.9

High school graduates, no college(3)

18,910 2,852 236 2,616 16,058 100.0 15.1 1.2 13.8 84.9

Some college or associate degree

17,264 4,503 523 3,980 12,761 100.0 26.1 3.0 23.1 73.9

Some college, no degree

10,297 2,346 273 2,074 7,951 100.0 22.8 2.6 20.1 77.2

Associate degree

6,966 2,157 250 1,907 4,810 100.0 31.0 3.6 27.4 69.0

Bachelor's degree and higher

28,522 8,837 1,045 7,793 19,685 100.0 31.0 3.7 27.3 69.0

Bachelor's degree only

17,827 4,363 612 3,752 13,464 100.0 24.5 3.4 21.0 75.5

Advanced degree(4)

10,695 4,474 433 4,041 6,221 100.0 41.8 4.0 37.8 58.2

Women, 25 years and over

60,776 18,543 1,366 17,177 42,233 100.0 30.5 2.2 28.3 69.5

Less than a high school diploma

2,758 234 16 218 2,524 100.0 8.5 0.6 7.9 91.5

High school graduates, no college(3)

12,696 1,753 139 1,615 10,943 100.0 13.8 1.1 12.7 86.2

Some college or associate degree

16,306 4,671 428 4,243 11,636 100.0 28.6 2.6 26.0 71.4

Some college, no degree

8,740 1,909 210 1,699 6,832 100.0 21.8 2.4 19.4 78.2

Associate degree

7,566 2,762 218 2,544 4,804 100.0 36.5 2.9 33.6 63.5

Bachelor's degree and higher

29,016 11,885 783 11,102 17,131 100.0 41.0 2.7 38.3 59.0

Bachelor's degree only

17,458 5,595 457 5,138 11,863 100.0 32.0 2.6 29.4 68.0

Advanced degree(4)

11,557 6,290 326 5,964 5,267 100.0 54.4 2.8 51.6 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, 2021