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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 2020 2021
June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

8,401 8,290 8,528 8,811 9,169 9,276 9,147 9,169 8,942 8,936 9,020 8,790 9,142

Participation rate

43.2 45.1 45.0 43.5 46.0 45.7 45.0 44.9 45.9 44.4 44.2 42.8 44.1

Employed

7,025 7,035 7,455 7,872 8,258 8,418 8,254 8,337 8,035 8,204 8,185 7,993 8,210

Employment-population ratio

36.1 38.3 39.3 38.9 41.5 41.4 40.7 40.8 41.2 40.8 40.1 38.9 39.6

Unemployed

1,377 1,256 1,073 939 911 858 893 832 907 731 835 797 932

Unemployment rate

16.4 15.1 12.6 10.7 9.9 9.2 9.8 9.1 10.1 8.2 9.3 9.1 10.2


High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

33,693 34,099 34,228 34,974 35,479 35,163 34,925 34,506 34,462 34,278 34,704 34,930 34,972

Participation rate

55.4 55.6 55.1 55.0 55.8 55.4 55.5 55.2 54.7 54.8 55.3 55.5 55.9

Employed

29,591 30,416 30,875 31,835 32,607 32,435 32,198 32,051 31,977 31,984 32,307 32,543 32,517

Employment-population ratio

48.7 49.6 49.7 50.1 51.3 51.1 51.1 51.3 50.8 51.1 51.5 51.7 52.0

Unemployed

4,102 3,683 3,354 3,139 2,873 2,728 2,726 2,455 2,485 2,295 2,397 2,388 2,455

Unemployment rate

12.2 10.8 9.8 9.0 8.1 7.8 7.8 7.1 7.2 6.7 6.9 6.8 7.0


Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

36,660 36,600 36,558 35,969 35,762 35,644 35,676 35,440 35,450 35,771 35,485 35,917 36,079

Participation rate

63.8 63.7 64.2 63.6 62.4 62.3 62.5 62.3 62.7 63.3 63.0 63.4 63.1

Employed

32,675 32,978 33,642 33,056 33,409 33,387 33,430 33,257 33,360 33,677 33,422 33,808 33,970

Employment-population ratio

56.9 57.4 59.1 58.4 58.3 58.4 58.6 58.4 59.0 59.6 59.3 59.7 59.4

Unemployed

3,985 3,622 2,916 2,912 2,354 2,257 2,246 2,183 2,089 2,094 2,063 2,108 2,109

Unemployment rate

10.9 9.9 8.0 8.1 6.6 6.3 6.3 6.2 5.9 5.9 5.8 5.9 5.8


Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

61,743 61,810 61,815 59,861 59,530 59,620 59,940 60,391 60,744 60,835 60,804 60,727 60,483

Participation rate

72.6 72.1 72.7 72.2 72.0 72.2 71.9 72.2 71.8 72.0 72.2 72.5 72.3

Employed

57,487 57,671 58,563 57,024 57,041 57,095 57,665 57,969 58,417 58,612 58,662 58,802 58,392

Employment-population ratio

67.6 67.3 68.8 68.8 69.0 69.1 69.1 69.3 69.1 69.4 69.6 70.2 69.8

Unemployed

4,257 4,139 3,252 2,837 2,488 2,524 2,274 2,422 2,327 2,224 2,142 1,925 2,091

Unemployment rate

6.9 6.7 5.3 4.7 4.2 4.2 3.8 4.0 3.8 3.7 3.5 3.2 3.5

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: July 02, 2021