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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
Mar.
2019
Feb.
2020
Mar.
2020
Mar.
2019
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020
Feb.
2020
Mar.
2020

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

10,064 9,341 9,184 10,118 9,761 9,895 9,621 9,710 9,251

Participation rate

45.8 46.0 45.3 46.0 46.5 46.5 45.9 47.8 45.7

Employed

9,374 8,670 8,439 9,532 9,245 9,379 9,090 9,160 8,626

Employment-population ratio

42.6 42.7 41.6 43.4 44.1 44.0 43.4 45.1 42.6

Unemployed

689 671 745 586 516 516 531 550 625

Unemployment rate

6.9 7.2 8.1 5.8 5.3 5.2 5.5 5.7 6.8

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

36,015 36,278 35,142 35,995 36,178 36,094 36,230 36,309 35,232

Participation rate

57.9 58.3 57.3 57.9 58.0 58.5 58.7 58.3 57.4

Employed

34,571 34,793 33,460 34,667 34,850 34,764 34,861 34,986 33,687

Employment-population ratio

55.6 55.9 54.6 55.8 55.9 56.3 56.5 56.2 54.9

Unemployed

1,444 1,484 1,682 1,328 1,328 1,330 1,369 1,323 1,545

Unemployment rate

4.0 4.1 4.8 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.6 4.4

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,204 37,291 37,256 37,278 37,478 37,509 37,283 37,325 37,381

Participation rate

65.1 64.7 64.5 65.2 64.7 64.7 64.6 64.8 64.7

Employed

35,895 36,061 35,803 36,025 36,393 36,491 36,243 36,209 36,013

Employment-population ratio

62.8 62.6 62.0 63.0 62.9 63.0 62.8 62.9 62.3

Unemployed

1,309 1,230 1,453 1,253 1,085 1,018 1,040 1,116 1,368

Unemployment rate

3.5 3.3 3.9 3.4 2.9 2.7 2.8 3.0 3.7

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

58,984 60,589 60,888 58,598 59,924 59,938 60,176 59,894 60,487

Participation rate

74.2 74.0 73.5 73.7 74.0 73.5 73.7 73.1 73.0

Employed

57,789 59,411 59,405 57,408 58,750 58,778 59,002 58,736 59,000

Employment-population ratio

72.7 72.5 71.7 72.2 72.5 72.1 72.3 71.7 71.2

Unemployed

1,195 1,177 1,484 1,189 1,174 1,160 1,174 1,158 1,487

Unemployment rate

2.0 1.9 2.4 2.0 2.0 1.9 2.0 1.9 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: 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: April 03, 2020