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
Dec.
2015
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

10,810 10,678 10,461 10,854 10,789 10,803 10,657 10,587 10,483

Participation rate

45.3 45.5 44.9 45.4 46.4 45.6 45.3 45.1 45.0

Employed

10,067 9,858 9,621 10,128 10,006 9,881 9,872 9,753 9,660

Employment-population ratio

42.2 42.0 41.3 42.4 43.0 41.7 42.0 41.5 41.4

Unemployed

742 820 840 726 783 922 784 834 823

Unemployment rate

6.9 7.7 8.0 6.7 7.3 8.5 7.4 7.9 7.9

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

34,720 35,873 35,535 34,819 35,796 35,720 35,871 35,833 35,661

Participation rate

56.9 57.8 57.5 57.1 57.1 57.4 57.8 57.7 57.7

Employed

32,765 34,175 33,710 32,890 33,984 33,877 33,912 34,068 33,860

Employment-population ratio

53.7 55.1 54.6 53.9 54.2 54.4 54.6 54.9 54.8

Unemployed

1,955 1,698 1,825 1,928 1,812 1,843 1,959 1,765 1,801

Unemployment rate

5.6 4.7 5.1 5.5 5.1 5.2 5.5 4.9 5.1

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,679 38,110 38,188 37,799 37,612 37,963 38,119 38,189 38,244

Participation rate

66.2 66.3 66.0 66.4 66.6 67.2 66.4 66.4 66.1

Employed

36,179 36,684 36,795 36,220 36,023 36,378 36,666 36,702 36,773

Employment-population ratio

63.6 63.8 63.6 63.6 63.8 64.4 63.9 63.8 63.6

Unemployed

1,500 1,426 1,394 1,579 1,589 1,584 1,453 1,486 1,472

Unemployment rate

4.0 3.7 3.6 4.2 4.2 4.2 3.8 3.9 3.8

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

53,202 54,054 54,095 53,164 54,053 54,310 54,064 53,899 54,032

Participation rate

74.2 73.9 73.6 74.1 74.1 74.2 74.1 73.7 73.6

Employed

51,970 52,867 52,843 51,854 52,600 52,942 52,683 52,656 52,699

Employment-population ratio

72.5 72.3 71.9 72.3 72.1 72.3 72.2 72.0 71.7

Unemployed

1,231 1,187 1,252 1,310 1,453 1,367 1,380 1,243 1,333

Unemployment rate

2.3 2.2 2.3 2.5 2.7 2.5 2.6 2.3 2.5

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

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: January 06, 2017