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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
Oct.
2020
Sept.
2021
Oct.
2021
Oct.
2020
June
2021
July
2021
Aug.
2021
Sept.
2021
Oct.
2021

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

9,052 9,263 8,921 9,169 9,142 9,254 9,158 9,127 9,033

Participation rate

45.4 45.9 45.9 46.0 44.1 46.7 45.8 45.3 46.5

Employed

8,243 8,644 8,365 8,258 8,210 8,377 8,448 8,406 8,367

Employment-population ratio

41.4 42.9 43.1 41.5 39.6 42.3 42.2 41.7 43.1

Unemployed

809 619 555 911 932 877 710 721 666

Unemployment rate

8.9 6.7 6.2 9.9 10.2 9.5 7.8 7.9 7.4

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

35,692 35,261 35,575 35,479 34,972 34,947 35,347 34,858 35,276

Participation rate

56.1 55.7 55.5 55.8 55.9 55.3 55.3 55.1 55.0

Employed

32,910 33,351 33,774 32,607 32,517 32,735 33,232 32,838 33,365

Employment-population ratio

51.7 52.7 52.7 51.3 52.0 51.8 52.0 51.9 52.0

Unemployed

2,782 1,910 1,801 2,873 2,455 2,211 2,115 2,020 1,911

Unemployment rate

7.8 5.4 5.1 8.1 7.0 6.3 6.0 5.8 5.4

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

36,145 35,840 35,710 35,762 36,079 35,896 35,845 35,826 35,354

Participation rate

63.1 63.1 63.4 62.4 63.1 63.0 63.6 63.0 62.7

Employed

33,863 34,273 34,236 33,409 33,970 34,111 34,019 34,200 33,783

Employment-population ratio

59.1 60.3 60.8 58.3 59.4 59.9 60.4 60.2 60.0

Unemployed

2,282 1,567 1,474 2,354 2,109 1,785 1,826 1,626 1,571

Unemployment rate

6.3 4.4 4.1 6.6 5.8 5.0 5.1 4.5 4.4

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

59,639 60,710 61,068 59,530 60,483 60,927 60,794 60,785 60,973

Participation rate

72.1 72.0 72.0 72.0 72.3 72.4 72.3 72.1 71.9

Employed

57,199 59,213 59,654 57,041 58,392 59,027 59,077 59,246 59,493

Employment-population ratio

69.2 70.3 70.3 69.0 69.8 70.1 70.2 70.3 70.2

Unemployed

2,440 1,497 1,414 2,488 2,091 1,900 1,717 1,539 1,480

Unemployment rate

4.1 2.5 2.3 4.2 3.5 3.1 2.8 2.5 2.4

Footnotes
(1) Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
(2) Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.

NOTE: Detail for the seasonally adjusted data shown in this table will not necessarily add to totals for those 25 years and over because of the independent seasonal adjustment of the various series. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

Last Modified Date: November 05, 2021