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
Oct.
2016
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017
Oct.
2016
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

10,450 10,611 10,141 10,657 10,304 10,570 10,565 10,575 10,302

Participation rate

44.4 46.4 45.3 45.3 45.3 47.3 46.2 46.3 46.1

Employed

9,753 9,985 9,624 9,872 9,649 9,842 9,933 9,891 9,717

Employment-population ratio

41.5 43.7 43.0 42.0 42.4 44.0 43.4 43.3 43.5

Unemployed

698 626 516 784 655 728 632 684 585

Unemployment rate

6.7 5.9 5.1 7.4 6.4 6.9 6.0 6.5 5.7

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

36,168 36,147 35,788 35,871 35,850 35,648 35,931 35,904 35,586

Participation rate

58.3 57.8 57.2 57.8 57.8 57.7 57.6 57.4 56.9

Employed

34,314 34,676 34,358 33,912 34,196 34,038 34,106 34,367 34,062

Employment-population ratio

55.3 55.4 54.9 54.6 55.2 55.1 54.7 54.9 54.5

Unemployed

1,854 1,471 1,431 1,959 1,653 1,610 1,825 1,537 1,523

Unemployment rate

5.1 4.1 4.0 5.5 4.6 4.5 5.1 4.3 4.3

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

38,196 37,583 37,987 38,119 37,579 37,475 37,388 37,659 37,785

Participation rate

66.5 65.9 66.2 66.4 65.6 65.4 65.9 66.1 65.8

Employed

36,773 36,249 36,636 36,666 36,150 36,077 35,978 36,306 36,402

Employment-population ratio

64.1 63.6 63.8 63.9 63.1 63.0 63.4 63.7 63.4

Unemployed

1,423 1,333 1,351 1,453 1,429 1,397 1,411 1,353 1,383

Unemployment rate

3.7 3.5 3.6 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.8 3.6 3.7

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

54,179 55,711 55,728 54,064 55,283 55,696 55,595 55,655 55,587

Participation rate

74.3 74.2 73.9 74.1 73.9 73.7 73.9 74.2 73.7

Employed

52,801 54,464 54,604 52,683 53,982 54,378 54,250 54,395 54,453

Employment-population ratio

72.4 72.6 72.4 72.2 72.2 72.0 72.1 72.5 72.2

Unemployed

1,378 1,247 1,124 1,380 1,302 1,318 1,345 1,260 1,134

Unemployment rate

2.5 2.2 2.0 2.6 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.3 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: November 03, 2017