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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
Apr.
2020
Mar.
2021
Apr.
2021
Apr.
2020
Dec.
2020
Jan.
2021
Feb.
2021
Mar.
2021
Apr.
2021

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

8,688 8,835 9,039 8,675 9,147 9,169 8,942 8,936 9,020

Participation rate

43.3 43.9 44.3 43.2 45.0 44.9 45.9 44.4 44.2

Employed

6,872 7,997 8,205 6,855 8,254 8,337 8,035 8,204 8,185

Employment-population ratio

34.2 39.8 40.2 34.1 40.7 40.8 41.2 40.8 40.1

Unemployed

1,816 838 835 1,820 893 832 907 731 835

Unemployment rate

20.9 9.5 9.2 21.0 9.8 9.1 10.1 8.2 9.3

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

33,203 34,351 34,768 33,097 34,925 34,506 34,462 34,278 34,704

Participation rate

54.5 54.9 55.4 54.3 55.5 55.2 54.7 54.8 55.3

Employed

27,557 31,902 32,451 27,371 32,198 32,051 31,977 31,984 32,307

Employment-population ratio

45.2 51.0 51.7 44.9 51.1 51.3 50.8 51.1 51.5

Unemployed

5,646 2,449 2,317 5,726 2,726 2,455 2,485 2,295 2,397

Unemployment rate

17.0 7.1 6.7 17.3 7.8 7.1 7.2 6.7 6.9

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

35,935 35,782 35,627 35,782 35,676 35,440 35,450 35,771 35,485

Participation rate

62.6 63.3 63.2 62.3 62.5 62.3 62.7 63.3 63.0

Employed

30,634 33,608 33,622 30,421 33,430 33,257 33,360 33,677 33,422

Employment-population ratio

53.4 59.5 59.7 53.0 58.6 58.4 59.0 59.6 59.3

Unemployed

5,301 2,174 2,005 5,361 2,246 2,183 2,089 2,094 2,063

Unemployment rate

14.8 6.1 5.6 15.0 6.3 6.2 5.9 5.9 5.8

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

60,075 61,316 60,786 60,126 59,940 60,391 60,744 60,835 60,804

Participation rate

71.5 72.6 72.1 71.6 71.9 72.2 71.8 72.0 72.2

Employed

55,151 59,086 58,757 55,087 57,665 57,969 58,417 58,612 58,662

Employment-population ratio

65.7 69.9 69.7 65.6 69.1 69.3 69.1 69.4 69.6

Unemployed

4,924 2,230 2,030 5,040 2,274 2,422 2,327 2,224 2,142

Unemployment rate

8.2 3.6 3.3 8.4 3.8 4.0 3.8 3.7 3.5

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.

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Last Modified Date: May 07, 2021