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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-5. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 25 years and over by educational attainment, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Educational attainment 2019 2020
Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept.

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

9,917 9,783 9,761 9,895 9,621 9,710 9,251 8,595 8,212 8,342 8,255 8,500 8,835

Participation rate

45.9 47.2 46.5 46.5 45.9 47.8 45.7 42.8 41.9 42.9 44.9 44.9 43.7

Employed

9,440 9,240 9,245 9,379 9,090 9,160 8,626 6,774 6,577 6,958 6,981 7,427 7,898

Employment-population ratio

43.7 44.6 44.1 44.0 43.4 45.1 42.6 33.7 33.5 35.7 38.0 39.2 39.0

Unemployed

477 543 516 516 531 550 625 1,821 1,634 1,385 1,274 1,073 937

Unemployment rate

4.8 5.5 5.3 5.2 5.5 5.7 6.8 21.2 19.9 16.6 15.4 12.6 10.6


High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

36,305 36,263 36,178 36,094 36,230 36,309 35,232 33,252 33,792 33,598 33,942 34,129 34,953

Participation rate

57.8 57.8 58.0 58.5 58.7 58.3 57.4 54.6 55.0 55.3 55.4 54.9 55.0

Employed

34,990 34,928 34,850 34,764 34,861 34,986 33,687 27,505 28,605 29,519 30,266 30,768 31,803

Employment-population ratio

55.7 55.6 55.9 56.3 56.5 56.2 54.9 45.1 46.6 48.6 49.4 49.5 50.0

Unemployed

1,315 1,335 1,328 1,330 1,369 1,323 1,545 5,747 5,187 4,079 3,677 3,361 3,150

Unemployment rate

3.6 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.6 4.4 17.3 15.3 12.1 10.8 9.8 9.0


Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,455 37,585 37,478 37,509 37,283 37,325 37,381 35,860 36,381 36,661 36,455 36,427 35,970

Participation rate

65.1 64.8 64.7 64.7 64.6 64.8 64.7 62.5 63.3 63.8 63.4 64.0 63.6

Employed

36,370 36,515 36,393 36,491 36,243 36,209 36,013 30,485 31,559 32,662 32,816 33,504 33,060

Employment-population ratio

63.2 63.0 62.9 63.0 62.8 62.9 62.3 53.1 54.9 56.9 57.1 58.9 58.5

Unemployed

1,085 1,069 1,085 1,018 1,040 1,116 1,368 5,376 4,821 3,999 3,639 2,922 2,910

Unemployment rate

2.9 2.8 2.9 2.7 2.8 3.0 3.7 15.0 13.3 10.9 10.0 8.0 8.1


Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

59,159 59,555 59,924 59,938 60,176 59,894 60,487 60,127 60,442 61,861 61,847 61,930 59,954

Participation rate

74.0 73.9 74.0 73.5 73.7 73.1 73.0 71.6 71.9 72.7 72.1 72.8 72.3

Employed

57,966 58,319 58,750 58,778 59,002 58,736 59,000 55,084 55,992 57,614 57,710 58,654 57,098

Employment-population ratio

72.5 72.3 72.5 72.1 72.3 71.7 71.2 65.6 66.6 67.7 67.3 68.9 68.9

Unemployed

1,193 1,235 1,174 1,160 1,174 1,158 1,487 5,043 4,450 4,247 4,137 3,276 2,857

Unemployment rate

2.0 2.1 2.0 1.9 2.0 1.9 2.5 8.4 7.4 6.9 6.7 5.3 4.8

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 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: October 05, 2020