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August 7, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Labor market attachment of baby boomers by educational attainment

Percent of weeks employed from age 18 to age 46, by educational attainment and sex, 1978–2010
Educational attainment Men Women


84.3 70.7

Less than a high school diploma

69.8 46.3

High school graduates, no college

86.6 70.4

Some college or associate degree

87.0 72.9

Bachelor's degree and higher

86.6 78.3

These data are featured in the TED article, Labor market attachment of baby boomers by educational attainment.

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