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July 2004

Educational attainment of the labor force and jobless rates, 2003

Thomas J. Krolik

States differ rather widely in the educational attainment of their workforces. The Current Population Survey (CPS), a monthly sample survey of 60,000 households, provided data on the labor force ages 25 and older in 2003 for four categories of educational attainment—those with less than a high school diploma; those with a high school diploma but no college; those with some college or an associate degree; and those with a bachelor’s degree and higher

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