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
2018
Apr.
2019
May
2019
May
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019
Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019
May
2019

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

10,519 10,081 10,143 10,250 10,065 10,267 10,142 9,996 9,915

Participation rate

46.4 45.7 45.6 45.2 45.2 47.0 46.1 45.3 44.6

Employed

10,035 9,554 9,692 9,691 9,489 9,720 9,548 9,460 9,383

Employment-population ratio

44.2 43.3 43.6 42.7 42.6 44.5 43.4 42.8 42.2

Unemployed

484 527 451 559 576 548 594 536 533

Unemployment rate

4.6 5.2 4.4 5.5 5.7 5.3 5.9 5.4 5.4

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

35,886 35,900 35,840 35,771 36,301 36,230 35,983 35,901 35,781

Participation rate

57.5 57.9 57.5 57.3 58.5 58.2 57.9 57.9 57.4

Employed

34,585 34,729 34,664 34,376 34,937 34,863 34,654 34,662 34,522

Employment-population ratio

55.4 56.0 55.6 55.1 56.3 56.0 55.8 55.9 55.4

Unemployed

1,301 1,172 1,176 1,395 1,363 1,367 1,329 1,239 1,259

Unemployment rate

3.6 3.3 3.3 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.5 3.5

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,732 37,494 37,559 37,852 37,339 37,213 37,268 37,290 37,614

Participation rate

65.4 64.9 65.2 65.6 65.5 65.3 65.2 64.6 65.3

Employed

36,596 36,405 36,612 36,630 36,071 36,040 36,012 36,141 36,569

Employment-population ratio

63.4 63.0 63.6 63.5 63.2 63.3 63.0 62.6 63.5

Unemployed

1,135 1,089 947 1,223 1,268 1,173 1,256 1,149 1,045

Unemployment rate

3.0 2.9 2.5 3.2 3.4 3.2 3.4 3.1 2.8

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

56,850 58,335 58,145 56,786 58,472 58,497 58,593 58,381 58,217

Participation rate

74.2 73.8 73.7 74.1 74.0 73.5 73.7 73.9 73.8

Employed

55,809 57,235 57,007 55,645 57,078 57,220 57,409 57,179 56,980

Employment-population ratio

72.8 72.4 72.2 72.6 72.2 71.9 72.2 72.3 72.2

Unemployed

1,040 1,099 1,137 1,141 1,395 1,277 1,184 1,202 1,237

Unemployment rate

1.8 1.9 2.0 2.0 2.4 2.2 2.0 2.1 2.1

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 07, 2019