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.
2016
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017
Nov.
2016
July
2017
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

10,678 10,141 10,298 10,587 10,570 10,565 10,575 10,302 10,197

Participation rate

45.5 45.3 45.6 45.1 47.3 46.2 46.3 46.1 45.2

Employed

9,858 9,624 9,779 9,753 9,842 9,933 9,891 9,717 9,670

Employment-population ratio

42.0 43.0 43.4 41.5 44.0 43.4 43.3 43.5 42.9

Unemployed

820 516 518 834 728 632 684 585 526

Unemployment rate

7.7 5.1 5.0 7.9 6.9 6.0 6.5 5.7 5.2

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

35,873 35,788 36,102 35,833 35,648 35,931 35,904 35,586 35,982

Participation rate

57.8 57.2 57.7 57.7 57.7 57.6 57.4 56.9 57.5

Employed

34,175 34,358 34,598 34,068 34,038 34,106 34,367 34,062 34,433

Employment-population ratio

55.1 54.9 55.3 54.9 55.1 54.7 54.9 54.5 55.0

Unemployed

1,698 1,431 1,504 1,765 1,610 1,825 1,537 1,523 1,548

Unemployment rate

4.7 4.0 4.2 4.9 4.5 5.1 4.3 4.3 4.3

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

38,110 37,987 38,075 38,189 37,475 37,388 37,659 37,785 37,922

Participation rate

66.3 66.2 66.4 66.4 65.4 65.9 66.1 65.8 66.1

Employed

36,684 36,636 36,747 36,702 36,077 35,978 36,306 36,402 36,539

Employment-population ratio

63.8 63.8 64.1 63.8 63.0 63.4 63.7 63.4 63.7

Unemployed

1,426 1,351 1,328 1,486 1,397 1,411 1,353 1,383 1,382

Unemployment rate

3.7 3.6 3.5 3.9 3.7 3.8 3.6 3.7 3.6

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

54,054 55,728 55,498 53,899 55,696 55,595 55,655 55,587 55,470

Participation rate

73.9 73.9 73.6 73.7 73.7 73.9 74.2 73.7 73.6

Employed

52,867 54,604 54,424 52,656 54,378 54,250 54,395 54,453 54,323

Employment-population ratio

72.3 72.4 72.2 72.0 72.0 72.1 72.5 72.2 72.0

Unemployed

1,187 1,124 1,074 1,243 1,318 1,345 1,260 1,134 1,147

Unemployment rate

2.2 2.0 1.9 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.0 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: December 08, 2017