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
Mar.
2016
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017
Mar.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

10,817 9,926 10,143 10,773 10,587 10,483 10,533 10,229 10,139

Participation rate

46.4 44.7 45.1 46.2 45.1 45.0 45.3 46.1 45.1

Employed

9,926 9,030 9,375 9,977 9,753 9,660 9,725 9,424 9,450

Employment-population ratio

42.6 40.7 41.7 42.8 41.5 41.4 41.8 42.5 42.1

Unemployed

891 896 768 797 834 823 808 806 689

Unemployment rate

8.2 9.0 7.6 7.4 7.9 7.9 7.7 7.9 6.8

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

35,654 35,768 36,227 35,655 35,833 35,661 35,443 35,853 36,092

Participation rate

57.5 57.8 58.0 57.5 57.7 57.7 57.9 57.9 57.8

Employed

33,599 33,825 34,324 33,738 34,068 33,860 33,580 34,078 34,315

Employment-population ratio

54.2 54.6 54.9 54.4 54.9 54.8 54.9 55.0 54.9

Unemployed

2,055 1,943 1,903 1,918 1,765 1,801 1,863 1,776 1,778

Unemployment rate

5.8 5.4 5.3 5.4 4.9 5.1 5.3 5.0 4.9

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,929 37,837 37,881 37,891 38,189 38,244 38,007 37,754 37,851

Participation rate

66.3 66.0 66.2 66.2 66.4 66.1 65.7 65.8 66.1

Employed

36,309 36,193 36,442 36,323 36,702 36,773 36,563 36,245 36,454

Employment-population ratio

63.4 63.1 63.6 63.5 63.8 63.6 63.2 63.2 63.7

Unemployed

1,620 1,644 1,439 1,568 1,486 1,472 1,444 1,509 1,397

Unemployment rate

4.3 4.3 3.8 4.1 3.9 3.8 3.8 4.0 3.7

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

53,715 55,254 54,905 53,489 53,899 54,032 54,271 54,804 54,653

Participation rate

74.9 74.1 74.2 74.6 73.7 73.6 73.8 73.5 73.9

Employed

52,323 53,943 53,573 52,078 52,656 52,699 52,925 53,498 53,308

Employment-population ratio

73.0 72.3 72.4 72.6 72.0 71.7 72.0 71.8 72.0

Unemployed

1,391 1,311 1,332 1,411 1,243 1,333 1,346 1,306 1,345

Unemployment rate

2.6 2.4 2.4 2.6 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.4 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: April 07, 2017