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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
Nov.
2020
Oct.
2021
Nov.
2021
Nov.
2020
July
2021
Aug.
2021
Sept.
2021
Oct.
2021
Nov.
2021

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

9,418 8,921 8,915 9,276 9,254 9,158 9,127 9,033 8,792

Participation rate

46.4 45.9 45.8 45.7 46.7 45.8 45.3 46.5 45.1

Employed

8,585 8,365 8,462 8,418 8,377 8,448 8,406 8,367 8,294

Employment-population ratio

42.3 43.1 43.5 41.4 42.3 42.2 41.7 43.1 42.6

Unemployed

833 555 452 858 877 710 721 666 498

Unemployment rate

8.8 6.2 5.1 9.2 9.5 7.8 7.9 7.4 5.7

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

35,246 35,575 35,562 35,163 34,947 35,347 34,858 35,276 35,390

Participation rate

55.5 55.5 55.9 55.4 55.3 55.3 55.1 55.0 55.7

Employed

32,622 33,774 33,831 32,435 32,735 33,232 32,838 33,365 33,538

Employment-population ratio

51.4 52.7 53.2 51.1 51.8 52.0 51.9 52.0 52.7

Unemployed

2,624 1,801 1,731 2,728 2,211 2,115 2,020 1,911 1,853

Unemployment rate

7.4 5.1 4.9 7.8 6.3 6.0 5.8 5.4 5.2

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

35,833 35,710 35,605 35,644 35,896 35,845 35,826 35,354 35,406

Participation rate

62.6 63.4 62.9 62.3 63.0 63.6 63.0 62.7 62.5

Employed

33,647 34,236 34,374 33,387 34,111 34,019 34,200 33,783 34,081

Employment-population ratio

58.8 60.8 60.7 58.4 59.9 60.4 60.2 60.0 60.2

Unemployed

2,185 1,474 1,231 2,257 1,785 1,826 1,626 1,571 1,324

Unemployment rate

6.1 4.1 3.5 6.3 5.0 5.1 4.5 4.4 3.7

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

59,719 61,068 61,484 59,620 60,927 60,794 60,785 60,973 61,355

Participation rate

72.3 72.0 72.2 72.2 72.4 72.3 72.1 71.9 72.1

Employed

57,287 59,654 60,181 57,095 59,027 59,077 59,246 59,493 59,956

Employment-population ratio

69.3 70.3 70.7 69.1 70.1 70.2 70.3 70.2 70.4

Unemployed

2,432 1,414 1,303 2,524 1,900 1,717 1,539 1,480 1,400

Unemployment rate

4.1 2.3 2.1 4.2 3.1 2.8 2.5 2.4 2.3

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: December 06, 2021