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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
May
2021
Apr.
2022
May
2022
May
2021
Jan.
2022
Feb.
2022
Mar.
2022
Apr.
2022
May
2022

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

8,911 9,300 9,399 8,772 8,687 8,962 9,097 9,207 9,194

Participation rate

43.4 44.9 45.0 42.7 44.5 46.8 45.6 44.4 44.0

Employed

8,181 8,808 8,975 7,989 8,142 8,574 8,627 8,713 8,719

Employment-population ratio

39.8 42.5 43.0 38.9 41.7 44.8 43.2 42.0 41.8

Unemployed

730 492 425 783 545 388 470 494 475

Unemployment rate

8.2 5.3 4.5 8.9 6.3 4.3 5.2 5.4 5.2

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

34,921 36,498 36,088 34,990 37,064 36,589 36,847 36,464 36,118

Participation rate

55.5 56.8 56.8 55.6 57.2 56.2 56.8 56.8 56.8

Employed

32,661 35,168 34,826 32,582 35,361 34,953 35,368 35,064 34,760

Employment-population ratio

51.9 54.7 54.8 51.8 54.6 53.7 54.5 54.6 54.7

Unemployed

2,260 1,330 1,262 2,408 1,703 1,636 1,479 1,401 1,358

Unemployment rate

6.5 3.6 3.5 6.9 4.6 4.5 4.0 3.8 3.8

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

35,811 35,628 35,739 35,975 35,320 35,391 35,555 35,540 35,787

Participation rate

63.2 63.5 63.4 63.5 63.1 63.6 63.4 63.4 63.5

Employed

33,812 34,586 34,600 33,830 34,059 34,060 34,480 34,445 34,565

Employment-population ratio

59.7 61.7 61.4 59.7 60.9 61.2 61.5 61.4 61.3

Unemployed

1,999 1,042 1,139 2,145 1,261 1,331 1,075 1,095 1,222

Unemployment rate

5.6 2.9 3.2 6.0 3.6 3.8 3.0 3.1 3.4

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

60,493 61,702 62,162 60,647 61,699 62,003 61,597 61,705 62,295

Participation rate

72.2 72.9 73.2 72.4 72.6 72.4 72.8 72.9 73.3

Employed

58,715 60,579 61,069 58,755 60,294 60,656 60,386 60,459 61,078

Employment-population ratio

70.1 71.6 71.9 70.1 70.9 70.9 71.4 71.5 71.9

Unemployed

1,779 1,123 1,093 1,892 1,404 1,347 1,211 1,247 1,217

Unemployment rate

2.9 1.8 1.8 3.1 2.3 2.2 2.0 2.0 2.0

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.

Last Modified Date: June 03, 2022