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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 2018 2019
Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

10,246 10,041 10,267 10,118 9,985 9,915 10,017 9,974 10,020 9,917 9,783 9,761 9,895

Participation rate

46.0 45.1 47.0 46.0 45.2 44.6 45.4 47.1 47.1 45.9 47.2 46.5 46.5

Employed

9,654 9,468 9,721 9,532 9,453 9,383 9,482 9,458 9,478 9,440 9,240 9,245 9,379

Employment-population ratio

43.3 42.5 44.5 43.4 42.8 42.2 43.0 44.6 44.5 43.7 44.6 44.1 44.0

Unemployed

592 573 546 586 532 532 535 517 542 477 543 516 516

Unemployment rate

5.8 5.7 5.3 5.8 5.3 5.4 5.3 5.2 5.4 4.8 5.5 5.3 5.2


High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

36,186 36,358 36,203 35,995 35,895 35,830 36,167 36,324 36,313 36,305 36,263 36,178 36,094

Participation rate

58.1 58.6 58.1 57.9 57.9 57.5 57.9 57.6 57.3 57.8 57.8 58.0 58.5

Employed

34,814 34,997 34,847 34,667 34,658 34,552 34,761 35,018 35,011 34,990 34,928 34,850 34,764

Employment-population ratio

55.9 56.4 56.0 55.8 55.9 55.4 55.7 55.5 55.3 55.7 55.6 55.9 56.3

Unemployed

1,372 1,361 1,357 1,328 1,237 1,278 1,407 1,306 1,302 1,315 1,335 1,328 1,330

Unemployment rate

3.8 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.4 3.6 3.9 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.7


Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,160 37,328 37,222 37,278 37,348 37,642 37,234 37,227 37,701 37,455 37,585 37,478 37,509

Participation rate

65.6 65.4 65.3 65.2 64.7 65.3 64.7 65.0 65.6 65.1 64.8 64.7 64.7

Employed

35,936 36,052 36,050 36,025 36,199 36,600 36,103 36,035 36,558 36,370 36,515 36,393 36,491

Employment-population ratio

63.5 63.2 63.3 63.0 62.7 63.5 62.8 62.9 63.6 63.2 63.0 62.9 63.0

Unemployed

1,224 1,277 1,172 1,253 1,149 1,042 1,131 1,192 1,143 1,085 1,069 1,085 1,018

Unemployment rate

3.3 3.4 3.1 3.4 3.1 2.8 3.0 3.2 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.9 2.7


Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

58,535 58,339 58,401 58,598 58,361 58,217 58,543 58,702 58,866 59,159 59,555 59,924 59,938

Participation rate

73.4 73.8 73.4 73.7 73.8 73.8 73.9 73.5 74.0 74.0 73.9 74.0 73.5

Employed

57,264 56,948 57,139 57,408 57,150 56,973 57,308 57,445 57,630 57,966 58,319 58,750 58,778

Employment-population ratio

71.8 72.0 71.8 72.2 72.3 72.2 72.3 71.9 72.4 72.5 72.3 72.5 72.1

Unemployed

1,271 1,392 1,262 1,189 1,211 1,244 1,235 1,257 1,236 1,193 1,235 1,174 1,160

Unemployment rate

2.2 2.4 2.2 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.1 2.0 1.9

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: January 10, 2020