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
3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 3rd

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

10,619 11,011 11,183 11,160 10,705 10,831 10,809 10,598 10,741 10,576 10,300 10,215 10,570

Participation rate

45.0 45.5 45.7 44.9 45.4 45.6 46.1 45.3 46.3 45.1 45.5 45.0 46.6

Employed

9,669 10,078 10,237 10,229 9,857 10,073 10,016 9,813 9,948 9,762 9,533 9,568 9,889

Employment-population ratio

41.0 41.6 41.8 41.1 41.8 42.4 42.7 42.0 42.9 41.6 42.1 42.2 43.6

Unemployed

950 934 945 931 848 758 793 785 793 814 768 646 681

Unemployment rate

8.9 8.5 8.5 8.3 7.9 7.0 7.3 7.4 7.4 7.7 7.5 6.3 6.4

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

36,139 35,612 35,471 35,343 35,279 35,193 35,582 35,501 35,710 35,788 35,796 35,930 35,827

Participation rate

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

Employed

34,022 33,640 33,557 33,383 33,368 33,298 33,695 33,663 33,893 33,947 33,991 34,260 34,170

Employment-population ratio

54.5 54.6 54.4 54.1 53.9 54.1 54.6 54.3 54.3 54.8 55.0 55.0 54.9

Unemployed

2,117 1,972 1,914 1,960 1,910 1,895 1,887 1,838 1,817 1,842 1,805 1,670 1,657

Unemployment rate

5.9 5.5 5.4 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.2 5.1 5.1 5.0 4.6 4.6

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,688 37,293 37,383 37,627 37,402 37,559 37,954 37,821 37,809 38,184 37,871 37,620 37,507

Participation rate

67.1 66.8 67.0 67.1 66.2 66.3 66.3 66.1 66.7 66.3 65.9 65.8 65.8

Employed

35,675 35,457 35,510 35,960 35,792 35,936 36,359 36,290 36,218 36,714 36,420 36,185 36,120

Employment-population ratio

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

Unemployed

2,013 1,837 1,873 1,668 1,610 1,624 1,596 1,531 1,591 1,470 1,450 1,435 1,387

Unemployment rate

5.3 4.9 5.0 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.0 4.2 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.7

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

50,248 51,148 51,517 51,679 52,458 52,873 53,132 53,603 54,140 53,998 54,576 55,029 55,649

Participation rate

74.6 74.6 74.4 74.8 74.3 74.1 74.1 74.3 74.0 73.8 73.7 73.9 73.9

Employed

48,697 49,622 50,147 50,297 51,153 51,562 51,783 52,276 52,747 52,679 53,244 53,723 54,341

Employment-population ratio

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

Unemployed

1,550 1,526 1,370 1,382 1,304 1,311 1,349 1,327 1,393 1,319 1,332 1,306 1,308

Unemployment rate

3.1 3.0 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.3

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: October 06, 2017