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
Oct.
2017
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018
Oct.
2017
June
2018
July
2018
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

10,141 10,273 10,078 10,328 10,508 10,212 10,311 10,189 10,262

Participation rate

45.3 46.4 46.9 46.2 45.9 46.9 46.3 46.0 47.7

Employed

9,624 9,773 9,567 9,699 9,926 9,695 9,728 9,626 9,651

Employment-population ratio

43.0 44.2 44.5 43.4 43.4 44.5 43.7 43.5 44.9

Unemployed

516 499 510 629 582 517 583 563 611

Unemployment rate

5.1 4.9 5.1 6.1 5.5 5.1 5.7 5.5 6.0

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

35,788 36,540 36,254 35,572 36,050 36,534 36,121 36,224 36,092

Participation rate

57.2 58.0 57.8 56.9 57.9 57.9 57.3 57.5 57.6

Employed

34,358 35,268 34,879 34,050 34,549 35,056 34,699 34,873 34,638

Employment-population ratio

54.9 56.0 55.6 54.4 55.5 55.5 55.0 55.3 55.3

Unemployed

1,431 1,272 1,375 1,522 1,501 1,478 1,422 1,351 1,454

Unemployment rate

4.0 3.5 3.8 4.3 4.2 4.0 3.9 3.7 4.0

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,987 37,364 37,808 37,761 37,863 37,531 37,300 37,423 37,598

Participation rate

66.2 65.2 65.7 65.8 65.3 65.4 65.6 65.3 65.3

Employed

36,636 36,204 36,706 36,385 36,602 36,340 35,987 36,239 36,462

Employment-population ratio

63.8 63.1 63.8 63.4 63.2 63.3 63.3 63.2 63.4

Unemployed

1,351 1,160 1,102 1,376 1,261 1,191 1,313 1,184 1,136

Unemployment rate

3.6 3.1 2.9 3.6 3.3 3.2 3.5 3.2 3.0

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

55,728 57,279 58,022 55,612 56,613 56,940 57,638 57,258 57,856

Participation rate

73.9 73.6 73.6 73.8 74.0 73.4 74.0 73.6 73.4

Employed

54,604 56,160 56,890 54,477 55,296 55,672 56,452 56,124 56,700

Employment-population ratio

72.4 72.2 72.2 72.3 72.2 71.8 72.5 72.1 71.9

Unemployed

1,124 1,120 1,132 1,135 1,317 1,268 1,186 1,134 1,156

Unemployment rate

2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.3 2.2 2.1 2.0 2.0

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: November 02, 2018