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
2017
Apr.
2018
May
2018
May
2017
Jan.
2018
Feb.
2018
Mar.
2018
Apr.
2018
May
2018

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

10,620 10,438 10,519 10,327 10,274 10,258 10,234 10,285 10,242

Participation rate

46.5 46.6 46.4 45.2 44.8 46.8 45.7 45.9 45.2

Employed

10,038 9,836 10,035 9,684 9,715 9,673 9,666 9,683 9,688

Employment-population ratio

43.9 43.9 44.2 42.4 42.3 44.1 43.2 43.3 42.7

Unemployed

582 603 484 643 559 584 568 602 554

Unemployment rate

5.5 5.8 4.6 6.2 5.4 5.7 5.5 5.9 5.4

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

36,127 35,538 35,886 35,982 35,735 36,092 35,863 35,468 35,702

Participation rate

57.9 57.0 57.5 57.7 57.5 57.5 57.1 56.9 57.2

Employed

34,535 34,086 34,585 34,296 34,134 34,487 34,305 33,940 34,306

Employment-population ratio

55.4 54.7 55.4 55.0 54.9 55.0 54.6 54.5 54.9

Unemployed

1,592 1,451 1,301 1,685 1,601 1,604 1,559 1,528 1,395

Unemployment rate

4.4 4.1 3.6 4.7 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.3 3.9

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,187 38,056 37,732 37,425 37,863 37,573 37,589 37,944 37,921

Participation rate

65.4 65.6 65.4 65.9 66.0 65.5 65.6 65.5 65.7

Employed

35,786 36,818 36,596 35,929 36,566 36,248 36,241 36,629 36,694

Employment-population ratio

63.0 63.5 63.4 63.2 63.7 63.2 63.2 63.2 63.6

Unemployed

1,401 1,238 1,135 1,496 1,297 1,325 1,348 1,315 1,228

Unemployment rate

3.8 3.3 3.0 4.0 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.5 3.2

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

55,146 56,823 56,850 55,089 55,922 56,669 56,785 56,794 56,739

Participation rate

74.0 74.2 74.2 73.9 73.4 73.7 74.2 74.2 74.1

Employed

53,978 55,735 55,809 53,812 54,720 55,386 55,534 55,616 55,593

Employment-population ratio

72.4 72.8 72.8 72.2 71.8 72.0 72.6 72.6 72.6

Unemployed

1,168 1,088 1,040 1,277 1,202 1,283 1,252 1,178 1,147

Unemployment rate

2.1 1.9 1.8 2.3 2.1 2.3 2.2 2.1 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: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: June 01, 2018