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
May
2016
Apr.
2017
May
2017
May
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017
May
2017

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

10,786 10,249 10,620 10,488 10,533 10,229 10,139 10,041 10,299

Participation rate

45.9 45.6 46.5 44.6 45.3 46.1 45.1 44.7 45.1

Employed

10,064 9,594 10,038 9,734 9,725 9,424 9,450 9,385 9,671

Employment-population ratio

42.8 42.7 43.9 41.4 41.8 42.5 42.1 41.8 42.3

Unemployed

722 656 582 754 808 806 689 656 628

Unemployment rate

6.7 6.4 5.5 7.2 7.7 7.9 6.8 6.5 6.1

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

35,688 36,186 36,127 35,609 35,443 35,853 36,092 36,032 35,909

Participation rate

57.4 58.0 57.9 57.3 57.9 57.9 57.8 57.7 57.6

Employed

33,993 34,603 34,535 33,800 33,580 34,078 34,315 34,374 34,211

Employment-population ratio

54.7 55.4 55.4 54.4 54.9 55.0 54.9 55.1 54.9

Unemployed

1,695 1,583 1,592 1,809 1,863 1,776 1,778 1,658 1,697

Unemployment rate

4.8 4.4 4.4 5.1 5.3 5.0 4.9 4.6 4.7

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,776 37,854 37,187 37,801 38,007 37,754 37,851 37,850 37,433

Participation rate

66.1 65.8 65.4 66.2 65.7 65.8 66.1 65.8 65.9

Employed

36,416 36,532 35,786 36,347 36,563 36,245 36,454 36,465 35,941

Employment-population ratio

63.7 63.5 63.0 63.6 63.2 63.2 63.7 63.4 63.3

Unemployed

1,361 1,321 1,401 1,454 1,444 1,509 1,397 1,385 1,492

Unemployment rate

3.6 3.5 3.8 3.8 3.8 4.0 3.7 3.7 4.0

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

53,448 54,821 55,146 53,402 54,271 54,804 54,653 54,764 55,039

Participation rate

74.4 74.1 74.0 74.3 73.8 73.5 73.9 74.0 73.8

Employed

52,247 53,585 53,978 52,100 52,925 53,498 53,308 53,426 53,760

Employment-population ratio

72.7 72.4 72.4 72.5 72.0 71.8 72.0 72.2 72.1

Unemployed

1,201 1,236 1,168 1,303 1,346 1,306 1,345 1,338 1,278

Unemployment rate

2.2 2.3 2.1 2.4 2.5 2.4 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: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: June 02, 2017