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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
Dec.
2020
Nov.
2021
Dec.
2021
Dec.
2020
Aug.
2021
Sept.
2021
Oct.
2021
Nov.
2021
Dec.
2021

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

9,246 8,915 8,786 9,172 9,185 9,128 9,025 8,791 8,712

Participation rate

45.5 45.8 45.2 45.2 45.9 45.3 46.4 45.1 44.8

Employed

8,288 8,462 8,271 8,272 8,469 8,428 8,368 8,304 8,255

Employment-population ratio

40.8 43.5 42.5 40.7 42.3 41.8 43.1 42.6 42.5

Unemployed

958 452 515 900 716 700 657 487 457

Unemployment rate

10.4 5.1 5.9 9.8 7.8 7.7 7.3 5.5 5.2

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

34,751 35,562 35,778 34,819 35,409 34,994 35,282 35,444 35,828

Participation rate

55.2 55.9 55.6 55.3 55.4 55.3 55.0 55.7 55.7

Employed

32,006 33,831 34,154 32,053 33,337 32,991 33,395 33,615 34,188

Employment-population ratio

50.8 53.2 53.1 50.9 52.2 52.1 52.1 52.9 53.1

Unemployed

2,745 1,731 1,624 2,766 2,072 2,004 1,888 1,829 1,640

Unemployment rate

7.9 4.9 4.5 7.9 5.9 5.7 5.4 5.2 4.6

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

35,714 35,605 35,525 35,745 35,757 35,794 35,394 35,417 35,477

Participation rate

62.6 62.9 62.8 62.6 63.5 63.0 62.8 62.6 62.7

Employed

33,538 34,374 34,335 33,421 34,000 34,196 33,863 34,105 34,204

Employment-population ratio

58.8 60.7 60.7 58.6 60.4 60.2 60.1 60.2 60.4

Unemployed

2,175 1,231 1,190 2,324 1,757 1,598 1,531 1,312 1,274

Unemployment rate

6.1 3.5 3.3 6.5 4.9 4.5 4.3 3.7 3.6

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

60,174 61,484 61,300 60,014 60,736 60,772 60,951 61,317 61,134

Participation rate

72.1 72.2 72.5 71.9 72.2 72.1 71.9 72.0 72.3

Employed

57,985 60,181 60,147 57,709 59,074 59,258 59,477 59,937 59,860

Employment-population ratio

69.5 70.7 71.1 69.2 70.2 70.3 70.1 70.4 70.8

Unemployed

2,190 1,303 1,153 2,306 1,662 1,514 1,473 1,380 1,274

Unemployment rate

3.6 2.1 1.9 3.8 2.7 2.5 2.4 2.2 2.1

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.

Last Modified Date: January 07, 2022