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
Dec.
2016
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017
Dec.
2016
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

10,461 10,298 10,148 10,476 10,553 10,552 10,328 10,167 10,148

Participation rate

44.9 45.6 44.8 44.9 46.1 46.2 46.2 45.1 44.8

Employed

9,621 9,779 9,455 9,682 9,903 9,846 9,699 9,639 9,507

Employment-population ratio

41.3 43.4 41.8 41.5 43.3 43.1 43.4 42.7 42.0

Unemployed

840 518 693 795 649 706 629 528 641

Unemployment rate

8.0 5.0 6.8 7.6 6.2 6.7 6.1 5.2 6.3

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

35,535 36,102 35,760 35,683 35,908 35,916 35,572 36,014 35,927

Participation rate

57.5 57.7 57.5 57.8 57.6 57.4 56.9 57.5 57.8

Employed

33,710 34,598 34,245 33,874 34,116 34,377 34,050 34,463 34,425

Employment-population ratio

54.6 55.3 55.1 54.8 54.7 55.0 54.4 55.1 55.4

Unemployed

1,825 1,504 1,515 1,808 1,792 1,539 1,522 1,551 1,503

Unemployment rate

5.1 4.2 4.2 5.1 5.0 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

38,188 38,075 37,897 38,216 37,247 37,540 37,761 37,955 37,906

Participation rate

66.0 66.4 66.2 66.1 65.6 65.9 65.8 66.2 66.2

Employed

36,795 36,747 36,590 36,751 35,845 36,189 36,385 36,579 36,534

Employment-population ratio

63.6 64.1 63.9 63.6 63.1 63.5 63.4 63.8 63.8

Unemployed

1,394 1,328 1,307 1,465 1,402 1,351 1,376 1,376 1,372

Unemployment rate

3.6 3.5 3.4 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

54,095 55,498 55,824 54,128 55,576 55,621 55,612 55,501 55,852

Participation rate

73.6 73.6 73.4 73.7 73.9 74.1 73.8 73.6 73.5

Employed

52,843 54,424 54,701 52,789 54,247 54,378 54,477 54,348 54,653

Employment-population ratio

71.9 72.2 72.0 71.9 72.1 72.5 72.3 72.1 71.9

Unemployed

1,252 1,074 1,123 1,339 1,329 1,242 1,135 1,153 1,200

Unemployment rate

2.3 1.9 2.0 2.5 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: January 05, 2018