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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
June
2020
May
2021
June
2021
June
2020
Feb.
2021
Mar.
2021
Apr.
2021
May
2021
June
2021

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

8,537 8,911 9,286 8,401 8,942 8,936 9,020 8,790 9,142

Participation rate

43.9 43.4 44.8 43.2 45.9 44.4 44.2 42.8 44.1

Employed

7,218 8,181 8,404 7,025 8,035 8,204 8,185 7,993 8,210

Employment-population ratio

37.1 39.8 40.5 36.1 41.2 40.8 40.1 38.9 39.6

Unemployed

1,319 730 882 1,377 907 731 835 797 932

Unemployment rate

15.4 8.2 9.5 16.4 10.1 8.2 9.3 9.1 10.2

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

33,324 34,921 34,644 33,693 34,462 34,278 34,704 34,930 34,972

Participation rate

54.8 55.5 55.4 55.4 54.7 54.8 55.3 55.5 55.9

Employed

29,355 32,661 32,306 29,591 31,977 31,984 32,307 32,543 32,517

Employment-population ratio

48.3 51.9 51.7 48.7 50.8 51.1 51.5 51.7 52.0

Unemployed

3,969 2,260 2,338 4,102 2,485 2,295 2,397 2,388 2,455

Unemployment rate

11.9 6.5 6.7 12.2 7.2 6.7 6.9 6.8 7.0

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

36,615 35,811 36,103 36,660 35,450 35,771 35,485 35,917 36,079

Participation rate

63.8 63.2 63.1 63.8 62.7 63.3 63.0 63.4 63.1

Employed

32,643 33,812 34,000 32,675 33,360 33,677 33,422 33,808 33,970

Employment-population ratio

56.9 59.7 59.4 56.9 59.0 59.6 59.3 59.7 59.4

Unemployed

3,972 1,999 2,103 3,985 2,089 2,094 2,063 2,108 2,109

Unemployment rate

10.8 5.6 5.8 10.9 5.9 5.9 5.8 5.9 5.8

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

61,339 60,493 60,014 61,743 60,744 60,835 60,804 60,727 60,483

Participation rate

72.1 72.2 71.8 72.6 71.8 72.0 72.2 72.5 72.3

Employed

57,043 58,715 57,872 57,487 58,417 58,612 58,662 58,802 58,392

Employment-population ratio

67.1 70.1 69.2 67.6 69.1 69.4 69.6 70.2 69.8

Unemployed

4,296 1,779 2,142 4,257 2,327 2,224 2,142 1,925 2,091

Unemployment rate

7.0 2.9 3.6 6.9 3.8 3.7 3.5 3.2 3.5

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

NOTE: 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: July 02, 2021