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
Feb.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Feb.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

10,386 10,627 9,926 10,658 10,657 10,587 10,483 10,533 10,229

Participation rate

45.0 45.7 44.7 46.2 45.3 45.1 45.0 45.3 46.1

Employed

9,530 9,677 9,030 9,885 9,872 9,753 9,660 9,725 9,424

Employment-population ratio

41.3 41.6 40.7 42.8 42.0 41.5 41.4 41.8 42.5

Unemployed

856 950 896 773 784 834 823 808 806

Unemployment rate

8.2 8.9 9.0 7.3 7.4 7.9 7.9 7.7 7.9

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

35,489 35,191 35,768 35,698 35,871 35,833 35,661 35,443 35,853

Participation rate

57.3 57.5 57.8 57.6 57.8 57.7 57.7 57.9 57.9

Employed

33,425 33,116 33,825 33,818 33,912 34,068 33,860 33,580 34,078

Employment-population ratio

54.0 54.1 54.6 54.6 54.6 54.9 54.8 54.9 55.0

Unemployed

2,063 2,076 1,943 1,880 1,959 1,765 1,801 1,863 1,776

Unemployment rate

5.8 5.9 5.4 5.3 5.5 4.9 5.1 5.3 5.0

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

38,156 37,982 37,837 37,984 38,119 38,189 38,244 38,007 37,754

Participation rate

66.8 65.6 66.0 66.5 66.4 66.4 66.1 65.7 65.8

Employed

36,412 36,436 36,193 36,374 36,666 36,702 36,773 36,563 36,245

Employment-population ratio

63.7 63.0 63.1 63.7 63.9 63.8 63.6 63.2 63.2

Unemployed

1,744 1,547 1,644 1,610 1,453 1,486 1,472 1,444 1,509

Unemployment rate

4.6 4.1 4.3 4.2 3.8 3.9 3.8 3.8 4.0

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

53,563 54,369 55,254 53,175 54,064 53,899 54,032 54,271 54,804

Participation rate

74.4 73.9 74.1 73.9 74.1 73.7 73.6 73.8 73.5

Employed

52,237 52,987 53,943 51,862 52,683 52,656 52,699 52,925 53,498

Employment-population ratio

72.6 72.1 72.3 72.1 72.2 72.0 71.7 72.0 71.8

Unemployed

1,326 1,382 1,311 1,313 1,380 1,243 1,333 1,346 1,306

Unemployment rate

2.5 2.5 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.3 2.5 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: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

Table of Contents

Last Modified Date: March 10, 2017