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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
Feb.
2019
Jan.
2020
Feb.
2020
Feb.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020
Feb.
2020

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

9,903 9,657 9,341 10,267 9,783 9,761 9,895 9,621 9,710

Participation rate

45.4 46.1 46.0 47.0 47.2 46.5 46.5 45.9 47.8

Employed

9,243 8,946 8,670 9,721 9,240 9,245 9,379 9,090 9,160

Employment-population ratio

42.4 42.7 42.7 44.5 44.6 44.1 44.0 43.4 45.1

Unemployed

660 711 671 546 543 516 516 531 550

Unemployment rate

6.7 7.4 7.2 5.3 5.5 5.3 5.2 5.5 5.7

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

36,153 35,878 36,278 36,203 36,263 36,178 36,094 36,230 36,309

Participation rate

58.1 58.1 58.3 58.1 57.8 58.0 58.5 58.7 58.3

Employed

34,632 34,299 34,793 34,847 34,928 34,850 34,764 34,861 34,986

Employment-population ratio

55.6 55.6 55.9 56.0 55.6 55.9 56.3 56.5 56.2

Unemployed

1,521 1,579 1,484 1,357 1,335 1,328 1,330 1,369 1,323

Unemployment rate

4.2 4.4 4.1 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.6

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,234 37,211 37,291 37,222 37,585 37,478 37,509 37,283 37,325

Participation rate

65.4 64.5 64.7 65.3 64.8 64.7 64.7 64.6 64.8

Employed

35,956 36,088 36,061 36,050 36,515 36,393 36,491 36,243 36,209

Employment-population ratio

63.1 62.5 62.6 63.3 63.0 62.9 63.0 62.8 62.9

Unemployed

1,278 1,124 1,230 1,172 1,069 1,085 1,018 1,040 1,116

Unemployment rate

3.4 3.0 3.3 3.1 2.8 2.9 2.7 2.8 3.0

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

59,139 60,237 60,589 58,401 59,555 59,924 59,938 60,176 59,894

Participation rate

74.3 73.8 74.0 73.4 73.9 74.0 73.5 73.7 73.1

Employed

57,860 59,015 59,411 57,139 58,319 58,750 58,778 59,002 58,736

Employment-population ratio

72.7 72.3 72.5 71.8 72.3 72.5 72.1 72.3 71.7

Unemployed

1,279 1,222 1,177 1,262 1,235 1,174 1,160 1,174 1,158

Unemployment rate

2.2 2.0 1.9 2.2 2.1 2.0 1.9 2.0 1.9

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: March 06, 2020