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

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

9,172 9,216 8,928 8,935 8,993 8,772 9,146 9,252 9,185 9,128 9,025 8,791 8,712

Participation rate

45.2 45.1 45.8 44.4 44.1 42.7 44.1 46.7 45.9 45.3 46.4 45.1 44.8

Employed

8,272 8,386 8,030 8,198 8,152 7,989 8,200 8,380 8,469 8,428 8,368 8,304 8,255

Employment-population ratio

40.7 41.0 41.2 40.8 39.9 38.9 39.6 42.3 42.3 41.8 43.1 42.6 42.5

Unemployed

900 831 898 737 841 783 946 872 716 700 657 487 457

Unemployment rate

9.8 9.0 10.1 8.2 9.4 8.9 10.3 9.4 7.8 7.7 7.3 5.5 5.2


High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

34,819 34,356 34,440 34,283 34,809 34,990 34,981 35,026 35,409 34,994 35,282 35,444 35,828

Participation rate

55.3 55.0 54.7 54.8 55.4 55.6 55.9 55.4 55.4 55.3 55.0 55.7 55.7

Employed

32,053 31,927 31,980 32,004 32,393 32,582 32,559 32,855 33,337 32,991 33,395 33,615 34,188

Employment-population ratio

50.9 51.1 50.8 51.2 51.6 51.8 52.1 51.9 52.2 52.1 52.1 52.9 53.1

Unemployed

2,766 2,429 2,461 2,279 2,416 2,408 2,422 2,171 2,072 2,004 1,888 1,829 1,640

Unemployment rate

7.9 7.1 7.1 6.6 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.2 5.9 5.7 5.4 5.2 4.6


Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

35,745 35,508 35,493 35,761 35,610 35,975 36,092 35,865 35,757 35,794 35,394 35,417 35,477

Participation rate

62.6 62.4 62.8 63.3 63.2 63.5 63.1 62.9 63.5 63.0 62.8 62.6 62.7

Employed

33,421 33,310 33,406 33,691 33,526 33,830 33,993 34,124 34,000 34,196 33,863 34,105 34,204

Employment-population ratio

58.6 58.5 59.1 59.6 59.5 59.7 59.4 59.9 60.4 60.2 60.1 60.2 60.4

Unemployed

2,324 2,198 2,087 2,070 2,084 2,145 2,099 1,741 1,757 1,598 1,531 1,312 1,274

Unemployment rate

6.5 6.2 5.9 5.8 5.9 6.0 5.8 4.9 4.9 4.5 4.3 3.7 3.6


Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

60,014 60,410 60,790 60,871 60,758 60,647 60,518 60,997 60,736 60,772 60,951 61,317 61,134

Participation rate

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

Employed

57,709 57,978 58,459 58,623 58,614 58,755 58,439 59,092 59,074 59,258 59,477 59,937 59,860

Employment-population ratio

69.2 69.3 69.1 69.4 69.6 70.1 69.9 70.2 70.2 70.3 70.1 70.4 70.8

Unemployed

2,306 2,432 2,331 2,248 2,144 1,892 2,079 1,906 1,662 1,514 1,473 1,380 1,274

Unemployment rate

3.8 4.0 3.8 3.7 3.5 3.1 3.4 3.1 2.7 2.5 2.4 2.2 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: 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 07, 2022