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

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

10,268 10,191 10,283 10,065 10,267 10,142 9,996 9,915 10,025 9,975 10,032 9,929 9,786

Participation rate

47.8 46.7 46.1 45.2 47.0 46.1 45.3 44.6 45.4 47.1 47.1 46.0 47.2

Employed

9,658 9,619 9,683 9,489 9,720 9,548 9,460 9,383 9,489 9,466 9,490 9,448 9,242

Employment-population ratio

44.9 44.0 43.4 42.6 44.5 43.4 42.8 42.2 43.0 44.7 44.6 43.7 44.6

Unemployed

610 572 600 576 548 594 536 533 536 509 542 480 544

Unemployment rate

5.9 5.6 5.8 5.7 5.3 5.9 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.1 5.4 4.8 5.6


High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

36,103 35,901 36,154 36,301 36,230 35,983 35,901 35,781 36,120 36,286 36,318 36,313 36,270

Participation rate

57.6 57.6 58.1 58.5 58.2 57.9 57.9 57.4 57.8 57.5 57.3 57.8 57.8

Employed

34,650 34,631 34,776 34,937 34,863 34,654 34,662 34,522 34,715 34,982 35,023 35,005 34,941

Employment-population ratio

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

Unemployed

1,454 1,271 1,377 1,363 1,367 1,329 1,239 1,259 1,404 1,304 1,295 1,308 1,328

Unemployment rate

4.0 3.5 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.5 3.5 3.9 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.7


Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,531 37,471 37,175 37,339 37,213 37,268 37,290 37,614 37,200 37,222 37,710 37,452 37,581

Participation rate

65.2 65.3 65.7 65.5 65.3 65.2 64.6 65.3 64.7 65.0 65.6 65.1 64.8

Employed

36,392 36,293 35,954 36,071 36,040 36,012 36,141 36,569 36,069 36,028 36,549 36,363 36,510

Employment-population ratio

63.2 63.2 63.5 63.2 63.3 63.0 62.6 63.5 62.7 62.9 63.6 63.2 63.0

Unemployed

1,139 1,178 1,222 1,268 1,173 1,256 1,149 1,045 1,132 1,194 1,161 1,089 1,072

Unemployment rate

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


Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

57,968 58,451 58,701 58,472 58,497 58,593 58,381 58,217 58,510 58,664 58,800 59,080 59,517

Participation rate

73.5 73.8 73.6 74.0 73.5 73.7 73.9 73.8 73.8 73.4 73.9 73.9 73.8

Employed

56,782 57,150 57,442 57,078 57,220 57,409 57,179 56,980 57,275 57,399 57,551 57,884 58,274

Employment-population ratio

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

Unemployed

1,186 1,301 1,260 1,395 1,277 1,184 1,202 1,237 1,235 1,265 1,249 1,196 1,243

Unemployment rate

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

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: November 01, 2019