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
Sept.
2016
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017
Sept.
2016
May
2017
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

10,763 10,499 10,611 10,803 10,299 10,304 10,570 10,565 10,575

Participation rate

45.4 45.9 46.4 45.6 45.1 45.3 47.3 46.2 46.3

Employed

9,939 9,924 9,985 9,881 9,671 9,649 9,842 9,933 9,891

Employment-population ratio

41.9 43.4 43.7 41.7 42.3 42.4 44.0 43.4 43.3

Unemployed

824 575 626 922 628 655 728 632 684

Unemployment rate

7.7 5.5 5.9 8.5 6.1 6.4 6.9 6.0 6.5

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

35,955 36,098 36,147 35,720 35,909 35,850 35,648 35,931 35,904

Participation rate

57.8 57.9 57.8 57.4 57.6 57.8 57.7 57.6 57.4

Employed

34,171 34,278 34,676 33,877 34,211 34,196 34,038 34,106 34,367

Employment-population ratio

54.9 55.0 55.4 54.4 54.9 55.2 55.1 54.7 54.9

Unemployed

1,784 1,821 1,471 1,843 1,697 1,653 1,610 1,825 1,537

Unemployment rate

5.0 5.0 4.1 5.2 4.7 4.6 4.5 5.1 4.3

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,820 37,076 37,583 37,963 37,433 37,579 37,475 37,388 37,659

Participation rate

66.9 65.3 65.9 67.2 65.9 65.6 65.4 65.9 66.1

Employed

36,258 35,617 36,249 36,378 35,941 36,150 36,077 35,978 36,306

Employment-population ratio

64.1 62.7 63.6 64.4 63.3 63.1 63.0 63.4 63.7

Unemployed

1,562 1,458 1,333 1,584 1,492 1,429 1,397 1,411 1,353

Unemployment rate

4.1 3.9 3.5 4.2 4.0 3.8 3.7 3.8 3.6

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

54,279 55,222 55,711 54,310 55,039 55,283 55,696 55,595 55,655

Participation rate

74.1 73.4 74.2 74.2 73.8 73.9 73.7 73.9 74.2

Employed

52,916 53,720 54,464 52,942 53,760 53,982 54,378 54,250 54,395

Employment-population ratio

72.3 71.4 72.6 72.3 72.1 72.2 72.0 72.1 72.5

Unemployed

1,363 1,503 1,247 1,367 1,278 1,302 1,318 1,345 1,260

Unemployment rate

2.5 2.7 2.2 2.5 2.3 2.4 2.4 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: October 06, 2017