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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
Jan.
2020
Dec.
2020
Jan.
2021
Jan.
2020
Sept.
2020
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020
Dec.
2020
Jan.
2021

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

9,657 9,246 9,296 9,550 8,811 9,169 9,276 9,147 9,169

Participation rate

46.1 45.5 45.5 45.6 43.5 46.0 45.7 45.0 44.9

Employed

8,946 8,288 8,297 9,009 7,872 8,258 8,418 8,254 8,337

Employment-population ratio

42.7 40.8 40.6 43.0 38.9 41.5 41.4 40.7 40.8

Unemployed

711 958 999 540 939 911 858 893 832

Unemployment rate

7.4 10.4 10.7 5.7 10.7 9.9 9.2 9.8 9.1

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

35,878 34,751 34,169 36,189 34,974 35,479 35,163 34,925 34,506

Participation rate

58.1 55.2 54.7 58.6 55.0 55.8 55.4 55.5 55.2

Employed

34,299 32,006 31,482 34,861 31,835 32,607 32,435 32,198 32,051

Employment-population ratio

55.6 50.8 50.4 56.5 50.1 51.3 51.1 51.1 51.3

Unemployed

1,579 2,745 2,687 1,328 3,139 2,873 2,728 2,726 2,455

Unemployment rate

4.4 7.9 7.9 3.7 9.0 8.1 7.8 7.8 7.1

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,211 35,714 35,431 37,198 35,969 35,762 35,644 35,676 35,440

Participation rate

64.5 62.6 62.3 64.4 63.6 62.4 62.3 62.5 62.3

Employed

36,088 33,538 33,142 36,181 33,056 33,409 33,387 33,430 33,257

Employment-population ratio

62.5 58.8 58.2 62.7 58.4 58.3 58.4 58.6 58.4

Unemployed

1,124 2,175 2,289 1,017 2,912 2,354 2,257 2,246 2,183

Unemployment rate

3.0 6.1 6.5 2.7 8.1 6.6 6.3 6.3 6.2

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

60,237 60,174 60,473 60,192 59,861 59,530 59,620 59,940 60,391

Participation rate

73.8 72.1 72.3 73.8 72.2 72.0 72.2 71.9 72.2

Employed

59,015 57,985 58,001 59,018 57,024 57,041 57,095 57,665 57,969

Employment-population ratio

72.3 69.5 69.3 72.3 68.8 69.0 69.1 69.1 69.3

Unemployed

1,222 2,190 2,472 1,174 2,837 2,488 2,524 2,274 2,422

Unemployment rate

2.0 3.6 4.1 2.0 4.7 4.2 4.2 3.8 4.0

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: February 05, 2021