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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
Oct.
2019
Sept.
2020
Oct.
2020
Oct.
2019
June
2020
July
2020
Aug.
2020
Sept.
2020
Oct.
2020

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

9,588 8,946 9,052 9,783 8,342 8,255 8,500 8,835 9,234

Participation rate

46.3 44.2 45.4 47.2 42.9 44.9 44.9 43.7 46.4

Employed

9,137 8,093 8,243 9,240 6,958 6,981 7,427 7,898 8,327

Employment-population ratio

44.1 40.0 41.4 44.6 35.7 38.0 39.2 39.0 41.8

Unemployed

452 853 809 543 1,385 1,274 1,073 937 907

Unemployment rate

4.7 9.5 8.9 5.5 16.6 15.4 12.6 10.6 9.8

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

36,439 35,328 35,692 36,263 33,598 33,942 34,129 34,953 35,534

Participation rate

58.0 55.6 56.1 57.8 55.3 55.4 54.9 55.0 55.9

Employed

35,160 32,284 32,910 34,928 29,519 30,266 30,768 31,803 32,668

Employment-population ratio

56.0 50.8 51.7 55.6 48.6 49.4 49.5 50.0 51.4

Unemployed

1,279 3,044 2,782 1,335 4,079 3,677 3,361 3,150 2,866

Unemployment rate

3.5 8.6 7.8 3.7 12.1 10.8 9.8 9.0 8.1

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,881 35,921 36,145 37,585 36,661 36,455 36,427 35,970 35,814

Participation rate

65.3 63.5 63.1 64.8 63.8 63.4 64.0 63.6 62.5

Employed

36,862 33,055 33,863 36,515 32,662 32,816 33,504 33,060 33,472

Employment-population ratio

63.6 58.4 59.1 63.0 56.9 57.1 58.9 58.5 58.4

Unemployed

1,018 2,866 2,282 1,069 3,999 3,639 2,922 2,910 2,341

Unemployment rate

2.7 8.0 6.3 2.8 10.9 10.0 8.0 8.1 6.5

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

59,700 59,840 59,639 59,555 61,861 61,847 61,930 59,954 59,469

Participation rate

74.0 72.2 72.1 73.9 72.7 72.1 72.8 72.3 71.9

Employed

58,520 57,021 57,199 58,319 57,614 57,710 58,654 57,098 56,980

Employment-population ratio

72.6 68.8 69.2 72.3 67.7 67.3 68.9 68.9 68.9

Unemployed

1,180 2,818 2,440 1,235 4,247 4,137 3,276 2,857 2,488

Unemployment rate

2.0 4.7 4.1 2.1 6.9 6.7 5.3 4.8 4.2

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: November 06, 2020