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Table A-4. Employment status of the civilian population 25 years and over by educational attainment

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-4. Employment status of the civilian population 25 years and over by educational attainment
[Numbers in thousands]
Educational attainment Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted
Aug.
2019
July
2020
Aug.
2020
Aug.
2019
Apr.
2020
May
2020
June
2020
July
2020
Aug.
2020

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

10,062 8,093 8,545 10,020 8,595 8,212 8,342 8,255 8,500

Participation rate

47.3 44.0 45.1 47.1 42.8 41.9 42.9 44.9 44.9

Employed

9,585 6,884 7,536 9,478 6,774 6,577 6,958 6,981 7,427

Employment-population ratio

45.0 37.4 39.8 44.5 33.7 33.5 35.7 38.0 39.2

Unemployed

477 1,209 1,009 542 1,821 1,634 1,385 1,274 1,073

Unemployment rate

4.7 14.9 11.8 5.4 21.2 19.9 16.6 15.4 12.6

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

36,554 33,934 34,365 36,313 33,252 33,792 33,598 33,942 34,129

Participation rate

57.7 55.4 55.3 57.3 54.6 55.0 55.3 55.4 54.9

Employed

35,252 30,274 31,007 35,011 27,505 28,605 29,519 30,266 30,768

Employment-population ratio

55.6 49.4 49.9 55.3 45.1 46.6 48.6 49.4 49.5

Unemployed

1,302 3,660 3,358 1,302 5,747 5,187 4,079 3,677 3,361

Unemployment rate

3.6 10.8 9.8 3.6 17.3 15.3 12.1 10.8 9.8

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,404 36,459 36,155 37,701 35,860 36,381 36,661 36,455 36,427

Participation rate

65.1 63.4 63.5 65.6 62.5 63.3 63.8 63.4 64.0

Employed

36,191 32,755 33,169 36,558 30,485 31,559 32,662 32,816 33,504

Employment-population ratio

63.0 57.0 58.3 63.6 53.1 54.9 56.9 57.1 58.9

Unemployed

1,213 3,704 2,987 1,143 5,376 4,821 3,999 3,639 2,922

Unemployment rate

3.2 10.2 8.3 3.0 15.0 13.3 10.9 10.0 8.0

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

58,295 61,410 61,379 58,866 60,127 60,442 61,861 61,847 61,930

Participation rate

73.2 71.6 72.1 74.0 71.6 71.9 72.7 72.1 72.8

Employed

56,891 57,072 57,935 57,630 55,084 55,992 57,614 57,710 58,654

Employment-population ratio

71.5 66.6 68.1 72.4 65.6 66.6 67.7 67.3 68.9

Unemployed

1,405 4,338 3,444 1,236 5,043 4,450 4,247 4,137 3,276

Unemployment rate

2.4 7.1 5.6 2.1 8.4 7.4 6.9 6.7 5.3

Footnotes
(1) Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
(2) Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.

NOTE: Detail for the seasonally adjusted data shown in this table will not necessarily add to totals for those 25 years and over because of the independent seasonal adjustment of the various series. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: September 23, 2020