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

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

9,302 8,675 8,297 8,401 8,290 8,528 8,811 9,169 9,276 9,147 9,169 8,942 8,936

Participation rate

45.9 43.2 42.3 43.2 45.1 45.0 43.5 46.0 45.7 45.0 44.9 45.9 44.4

Employed

8,662 6,855 6,668 7,025 7,035 7,455 7,872 8,258 8,418 8,254 8,337 8,035 8,204

Employment-population ratio

42.7 34.1 34.0 36.1 38.3 39.3 38.9 41.5 41.4 40.7 40.8 41.2 40.8

Unemployed

640 1,820 1,629 1,377 1,256 1,073 939 911 858 893 832 907 731

Unemployment rate

6.9 21.0 19.6 16.4 15.1 12.6 10.7 9.9 9.2 9.8 9.1 10.1 8.2


High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

34,966 33,097 33,766 33,693 34,099 34,228 34,974 35,479 35,163 34,925 34,506 34,462 34,278

Participation rate

57.0 54.3 55.0 55.4 55.6 55.1 55.0 55.8 55.4 55.5 55.2 54.7 54.8

Employed

33,455 27,371 28,589 29,591 30,416 30,875 31,835 32,607 32,435 32,198 32,051 31,977 31,984

Employment-population ratio

54.6 44.9 46.6 48.7 49.6 49.7 50.1 51.3 51.1 51.1 51.3 50.8 51.1

Unemployed

1,510 5,726 5,177 4,102 3,683 3,354 3,139 2,873 2,728 2,726 2,455 2,485 2,295

Unemployment rate

4.3 17.3 15.3 12.2 10.8 9.8 9.0 8.1 7.8 7.8 7.1 7.2 6.7


Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,281 35,782 36,452 36,660 36,600 36,558 35,969 35,762 35,644 35,676 35,440 35,450 35,771

Participation rate

64.5 62.3 63.4 63.8 63.7 64.2 63.6 62.4 62.3 62.5 62.3 62.7 63.3

Employed

35,902 30,421 31,637 32,675 32,978 33,642 33,056 33,409 33,387 33,430 33,257 33,360 33,677

Employment-population ratio

62.1 53.0 55.0 56.9 57.4 59.1 58.4 58.3 58.4 58.6 58.4 59.0 59.6

Unemployed

1,379 5,361 4,815 3,985 3,622 2,916 2,912 2,354 2,257 2,246 2,183 2,089 2,094

Unemployment rate

3.7 15.0 13.2 10.9 9.9 8.0 8.1 6.6 6.3 6.3 6.2 5.9 5.9


Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

60,470 60,126 60,478 61,743 61,810 61,815 59,861 59,530 59,620 59,940 60,391 60,744 60,835

Participation rate

72.9 71.6 72.0 72.6 72.1 72.7 72.2 72.0 72.2 71.9 72.2 71.8 72.0

Employed

58,979 55,087 56,014 57,487 57,671 58,563 57,024 57,041 57,095 57,665 57,969 58,417 58,612

Employment-population ratio

71.2 65.6 66.7 67.6 67.3 68.8 68.8 69.0 69.1 69.1 69.3 69.1 69.4

Unemployed

1,491 5,040 4,464 4,257 4,139 3,252 2,837 2,488 2,524 2,274 2,422 2,327 2,224

Unemployment rate

2.5 8.4 7.4 6.9 6.7 5.3 4.7 4.2 4.2 3.8 4.0 3.8 3.7

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: April 02, 2021