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

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

10,017 9,974 10,020 9,917 9,783 9,761 9,895 9,621 9,710 9,251 8,595 8,212 8,342

Participation rate

45.4 47.1 47.1 45.9 47.2 46.5 46.5 45.9 47.8 45.7 42.8 41.9 42.9

Employed

9,482 9,458 9,478 9,440 9,240 9,245 9,379 9,090 9,160 8,626 6,774 6,577 6,958

Employment-population ratio

43.0 44.6 44.5 43.7 44.6 44.1 44.0 43.4 45.1 42.6 33.7 33.5 35.7

Unemployed

535 517 542 477 543 516 516 531 550 625 1,821 1,634 1,385

Unemployment rate

5.3 5.2 5.4 4.8 5.5 5.3 5.2 5.5 5.7 6.8 21.2 19.9 16.6


High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

36,167 36,324 36,313 36,305 36,263 36,178 36,094 36,230 36,309 35,232 33,252 33,792 33,598

Participation rate

57.9 57.6 57.3 57.8 57.8 58.0 58.5 58.7 58.3 57.4 54.6 55.0 55.3

Employed

34,761 35,018 35,011 34,990 34,928 34,850 34,764 34,861 34,986 33,687 27,505 28,605 29,519

Employment-population ratio

55.7 55.5 55.3 55.7 55.6 55.9 56.3 56.5 56.2 54.9 45.1 46.6 48.6

Unemployed

1,407 1,306 1,302 1,315 1,335 1,328 1,330 1,369 1,323 1,545 5,747 5,187 4,079

Unemployment rate

3.9 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.6 4.4 17.3 15.3 12.1


Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,234 37,227 37,701 37,455 37,585 37,478 37,509 37,283 37,325 37,381 35,860 36,381 36,661

Participation rate

64.7 65.0 65.6 65.1 64.8 64.7 64.7 64.6 64.8 64.7 62.5 63.3 63.8

Employed

36,103 36,035 36,558 36,370 36,515 36,393 36,491 36,243 36,209 36,013 30,485 31,559 32,662

Employment-population ratio

62.8 62.9 63.6 63.2 63.0 62.9 63.0 62.8 62.9 62.3 53.1 54.9 56.9

Unemployed

1,131 1,192 1,143 1,085 1,069 1,085 1,018 1,040 1,116 1,368 5,376 4,821 3,999

Unemployment rate

3.0 3.2 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.9 2.7 2.8 3.0 3.7 15.0 13.3 10.9


Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

58,543 58,702 58,866 59,159 59,555 59,924 59,938 60,176 59,894 60,487 60,127 60,442 61,861

Participation rate

73.9 73.5 74.0 74.0 73.9 74.0 73.5 73.7 73.1 73.0 71.6 71.9 72.7

Employed

57,308 57,445 57,630 57,966 58,319 58,750 58,778 59,002 58,736 59,000 55,084 55,992 57,614

Employment-population ratio

72.3 71.9 72.4 72.5 72.3 72.5 72.1 72.3 71.7 71.2 65.6 66.6 67.7

Unemployed

1,235 1,257 1,236 1,193 1,235 1,174 1,160 1,174 1,158 1,487 5,043 4,450 4,247

Unemployment rate

2.1 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.1 2.0 1.9 2.0 1.9 2.5 8.4 7.4 6.9

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: July 02, 2020