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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
Sept.
2018
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019
Sept.
2018
May
2019
June
2019
July
2019
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

10,273 10,062 10,008 10,204 9,915 10,025 9,975 10,032 9,929

Participation rate

46.4 47.3 46.3 46.1 44.6 45.4 47.1 47.1 46.0

Employed

9,773 9,585 9,608 9,635 9,383 9,489 9,466 9,490 9,448

Employment-population ratio

44.2 45.0 44.5 43.5 42.2 43.0 44.7 44.6 43.7

Unemployed

499 477 400 569 533 536 509 542 480

Unemployment rate

4.9 4.7 4.0 5.6 5.4 5.3 5.1 5.4 4.8

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

36,540 36,554 36,701 36,213 35,781 36,120 36,286 36,318 36,313

Participation rate

58.0 57.7 58.4 57.5 57.4 57.8 57.5 57.3 57.8

Employed

35,268 35,252 35,474 34,856 34,522 34,715 34,982 35,023 35,005

Employment-population ratio

56.0 55.6 56.5 55.3 55.4 55.6 55.4 55.3 55.7

Unemployed

1,272 1,302 1,227 1,357 1,259 1,404 1,304 1,295 1,308

Unemployment rate

3.5 3.6 3.3 3.7 3.5 3.9 3.6 3.6 3.6

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,364 37,404 37,404 37,390 37,614 37,200 37,222 37,710 37,452

Participation rate

65.2 65.1 65.0 65.2 65.3 64.7 65.0 65.6 65.1

Employed

36,204 36,191 36,348 36,200 36,569 36,069 36,028 36,549 36,363

Employment-population ratio

63.1 63.0 63.1 63.1 63.5 62.7 62.9 63.6 63.2

Unemployed

1,160 1,213 1,056 1,189 1,045 1,132 1,194 1,161 1,089

Unemployment rate

3.1 3.2 2.8 3.2 2.8 3.0 3.2 3.1 2.9

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

57,279 58,295 59,077 57,294 58,217 58,510 58,664 58,800 59,080

Participation rate

73.6 73.2 73.9 73.6 73.8 73.8 73.4 73.9 73.9

Employed

56,160 56,891 57,919 56,167 56,980 57,275 57,399 57,551 57,884

Employment-population ratio

72.2 71.5 72.5 72.2 72.2 72.3 71.8 72.3 72.4

Unemployed

1,120 1,405 1,157 1,127 1,237 1,235 1,265 1,249 1,196

Unemployment rate

2.0 2.4 2.0 2.0 2.1 2.1 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: October 04, 2019