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

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

9,833 9,550 9,689 9,302 8,675 8,297 8,401 8,290 8,528 8,811 9,169 9,276 9,147

Participation rate

46.2 45.6 47.7 45.9 43.2 42.3 43.2 45.1 45.0 43.5 46.0 45.7 45.0

Employed

9,309 9,009 9,130 8,662 6,855 6,668 7,025 7,035 7,455 7,872 8,258 8,418 8,254

Employment-population ratio

43.7 43.0 44.9 42.7 34.1 34.0 36.1 38.3 39.3 38.9 41.5 41.4 40.7

Unemployed

524 540 559 640 1,820 1,629 1,377 1,256 1,073 939 911 858 893

Unemployment rate

5.3 5.7 5.8 6.9 21.0 19.6 16.4 15.1 12.6 10.7 9.9 9.2 9.8


High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

36,100 36,189 36,308 34,966 33,097 33,766 33,693 34,099 34,228 34,974 35,479 35,163 34,925

Participation rate

58.5 58.6 58.3 57.0 54.3 55.0 55.4 55.6 55.1 55.0 55.8 55.4 55.5

Employed

34,781 34,861 35,032 33,455 27,371 28,589 29,591 30,416 30,875 31,835 32,607 32,435 32,198

Employment-population ratio

56.3 56.5 56.3 54.6 44.9 46.6 48.7 49.6 49.7 50.1 51.3 51.1 51.1

Unemployed

1,320 1,328 1,276 1,510 5,726 5,177 4,102 3,683 3,354 3,139 2,873 2,728 2,726

Unemployment rate

3.7 3.7 3.5 4.3 17.3 15.3 12.2 10.8 9.8 9.0 8.1 7.8 7.8


Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,474 37,198 37,228 37,281 35,782 36,452 36,660 36,600 36,558 35,969 35,762 35,644 35,676

Participation rate

64.7 64.4 64.6 64.5 62.3 63.4 63.8 63.7 64.2 63.6 62.4 62.3 62.5

Employed

36,418 36,181 36,115 35,902 30,421 31,637 32,675 32,978 33,642 33,056 33,409 33,387 33,430

Employment-population ratio

62.9 62.7 62.7 62.1 53.0 55.0 56.9 57.4 59.1 58.4 58.3 58.4 58.6

Unemployed

1,056 1,017 1,113 1,379 5,361 4,815 3,985 3,622 2,916 2,912 2,354 2,257 2,246

Unemployment rate

2.8 2.7 3.0 3.7 15.0 13.2 10.9 9.9 8.0 8.1 6.6 6.3 6.3


Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

59,947 60,192 59,972 60,470 60,126 60,478 61,743 61,810 61,815 59,861 59,530 59,620 59,940

Participation rate

73.5 73.8 73.2 72.9 71.6 72.0 72.6 72.1 72.7 72.2 72.0 72.2 71.9

Employed

58,783 59,018 58,811 58,979 55,087 56,014 57,487 57,671 58,563 57,024 57,041 57,095 57,665

Employment-population ratio

72.1 72.3 71.8 71.2 65.6 66.7 67.6 67.3 68.8 68.8 69.0 69.1 69.1

Unemployed

1,164 1,174 1,162 1,491 5,040 4,464 4,257 4,139 3,252 2,837 2,488 2,524 2,274

Unemployment rate

1.9 2.0 1.9 2.5 8.4 7.4 6.9 6.7 5.3 4.7 4.2 4.2 3.8

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: January 08, 2021