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
Jan.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Jan.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

11,030 10,461 10,627 10,997 10,803 10,657 10,587 10,483 10,533

Participation rate

46.0 44.9 45.7 45.9 45.6 45.3 45.1 45.0 45.3

Employed

10,079 9,621 9,677 10,188 9,881 9,872 9,753 9,660 9,725

Employment-population ratio

42.0 41.3 41.6 42.5 41.7 42.0 41.5 41.4 41.8

Unemployed

951 840 950 809 922 784 834 823 808

Unemployment rate

8.6 8.0 8.9 7.4 8.5 7.4 7.9 7.9 7.7

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

35,195 35,535 35,191 35,394 35,720 35,871 35,833 35,661 35,443

Participation rate

57.5 57.5 57.5 57.8 57.4 57.8 57.7 57.7 57.9

Employed

33,121 33,710 33,116 33,531 33,877 33,912 34,068 33,860 33,580

Employment-population ratio

54.1 54.6 54.1 54.8 54.4 54.6 54.9 54.8 54.9

Unemployed

2,073 1,825 2,076 1,863 1,843 1,959 1,765 1,801 1,863

Unemployment rate

5.9 5.1 5.9 5.3 5.2 5.5 4.9 5.1 5.3

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,952 38,188 37,982 37,987 37,963 38,119 38,189 38,244 38,007

Participation rate

66.2 66.0 65.6 66.3 67.2 66.4 66.4 66.1 65.7

Employed

36,220 36,795 36,436 36,379 36,378 36,666 36,702 36,773 36,563

Employment-population ratio

63.2 63.6 63.0 63.5 64.4 63.9 63.8 63.6 63.2

Unemployed

1,732 1,394 1,547 1,608 1,584 1,453 1,486 1,472 1,444

Unemployment rate

4.6 3.6 4.1 4.2 4.2 3.8 3.9 3.8 3.8

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

52,806 54,095 54,369 52,733 54,310 54,064 53,899 54,032 54,271

Participation rate

73.9 73.6 73.9 73.8 74.2 74.1 73.7 73.6 73.8

Employed

51,458 52,843 52,987 51,409 52,942 52,683 52,656 52,699 52,925

Employment-population ratio

72.1 71.9 72.1 72.0 72.3 72.2 72.0 71.7 72.0

Unemployed

1,348 1,252 1,382 1,324 1,367 1,380 1,243 1,333 1,346

Unemployment rate

2.6 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.3 2.5 2.5

Footnotes
(1) Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
(2) Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: February 03, 2017