HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
QUARTERLY AVERAGES
E-3. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 25 years and over by educational attainment, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Educational attainment 2014 2015 2016 2017
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

11,015 10,673 10,619 11,011 11,183 11,160 10,705 10,831 10,809 10,598 10,741 10,576 10,300

Participation rate

45.1 43.8 45.0 45.5 45.7 44.9 45.4 45.6 46.1 45.3 46.3 45.1 45.5

Employed

9,957 9,720 9,669 10,078 10,237 10,229 9,857 10,073 10,016 9,813 9,948 9,762 9,533

Employment-population ratio

40.8 39.9 41.0 41.6 41.8 41.1 41.8 42.4 42.7 42.0 42.9 41.6 42.1

Unemployed

1,058 953 950 934 945 931 848 758 793 785 793 814 768

Unemployment rate

9.6 8.9 8.9 8.5 8.5 8.3 7.9 7.0 7.3 7.4 7.4 7.7 7.5

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

36,182 36,178 36,139 35,612 35,471 35,343 35,279 35,193 35,582 35,501 35,710 35,788 35,796

Participation rate

58.5 58.0 57.9 57.8 57.5 57.2 57.0 57.2 57.6 57.3 57.2 57.7 57.9

Employed

33,862 33,937 34,022 33,640 33,557 33,383 33,368 33,298 33,695 33,663 33,893 33,947 33,991

Employment-population ratio

54.8 54.4 54.5 54.6 54.4 54.1 53.9 54.1 54.6 54.3 54.3 54.8 55.0

Unemployed

2,320 2,241 2,117 1,972 1,914 1,960 1,910 1,895 1,887 1,838 1,817 1,842 1,805

Unemployment rate

6.4 6.2 5.9 5.5 5.4 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.2 5.1 5.1 5.0

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,086 37,252 37,688 37,293 37,383 37,627 37,402 37,559 37,954 37,821 37,809 38,184 37,871

Participation rate

67.1 67.2 67.1 66.8 67.0 67.1 66.2 66.3 66.3 66.1 66.7 66.3 65.9

Employed

34,890 35,215 35,675 35,457 35,510 35,960 35,792 35,936 36,359 36,290 36,218 36,714 36,420

Employment-population ratio

63.1 63.5 63.5 63.5 63.6 64.1 63.3 63.4 63.5 63.4 63.9 63.8 63.3

Unemployed

2,197 2,037 2,013 1,837 1,873 1,668 1,610 1,624 1,596 1,531 1,591 1,470 1,450

Unemployment rate

5.9 5.5 5.3 4.9 5.0 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.0 4.2 3.9 3.8

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

50,166 50,217 50,248 51,148 51,517 51,679 52,458 52,873 53,132 53,603 54,140 53,998 54,576

Participation rate

75.1 75.3 74.6 74.6 74.4 74.8 74.3 74.1 74.1 74.3 74.0 73.8 73.7

Employed

48,482 48,583 48,697 49,622 50,147 50,297 51,153 51,562 51,783 52,276 52,747 52,679 53,244

Employment-population ratio

72.6 72.8 72.3 72.4 72.5 72.8 72.5 72.3 72.2 72.5 72.1 72.0 71.9

Unemployed

1,683 1,633 1,550 1,526 1,370 1,382 1,304 1,311 1,349 1,327 1,393 1,319 1,332

Unemployment rate

3.4 3.3 3.1 3.0 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.4 2.4

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.

 

Last Modified Date: April 07, 2017