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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 2021 2022
July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

9,252 9,185 9,128 9,025 8,791 8,712 8,687 8,962 9,097 9,207 9,194 9,210 8,924

Participation rate

46.7 45.9 45.3 46.4 45.1 44.8 44.5 46.8 45.6 44.4 44.0 44.7 46.2

Employed

8,380 8,469 8,428 8,368 8,304 8,255 8,142 8,574 8,627 8,713 8,719 8,680 8,398

Employment-population ratio

42.3 42.3 41.8 43.1 42.6 42.5 41.7 44.8 43.2 42.0 41.8 42.2 43.5

Unemployed

872 716 700 657 487 457 545 388 470 494 475 530 526

Unemployment rate

9.4 7.8 7.7 7.3 5.5 5.2 6.3 4.3 5.2 5.4 5.2 5.8 5.9


High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

35,026 35,409 34,994 35,282 35,444 35,828 37,064 36,589 36,847 36,464 36,118 35,985 35,386

Participation rate

55.4 55.4 55.3 55.0 55.7 55.7 57.2 56.2 56.8 56.8 56.8 56.8 56.1

Employed

32,855 33,337 32,991 33,395 33,615 34,188 35,361 34,953 35,368 35,064 34,760 34,679 34,113

Employment-population ratio

51.9 52.2 52.1 52.1 52.9 53.1 54.6 53.7 54.5 54.6 54.7 54.8 54.1

Unemployed

2,171 2,072 2,004 1,888 1,829 1,640 1,703 1,636 1,479 1,401 1,358 1,305 1,273

Unemployment rate

6.2 5.9 5.7 5.4 5.2 4.6 4.6 4.5 4.0 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.6


Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

35,865 35,757 35,794 35,394 35,417 35,477 35,320 35,391 35,555 35,540 35,787 35,707 35,575

Participation rate

62.9 63.5 63.0 62.8 62.6 62.7 63.1 63.6 63.4 63.4 63.5 62.6 62.6

Employed

34,124 34,000 34,196 33,863 34,105 34,204 34,059 34,060 34,480 34,445 34,565 34,585 34,563

Employment-population ratio

59.9 60.4 60.2 60.1 60.2 60.4 60.9 61.2 61.5 61.4 61.3 60.6 60.8

Unemployed

1,741 1,757 1,598 1,531 1,312 1,274 1,261 1,331 1,075 1,095 1,222 1,122 1,012

Unemployment rate

4.9 4.9 4.5 4.3 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.8 3.0 3.1 3.4 3.1 2.8


Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

60,997 60,736 60,772 60,951 61,317 61,134 61,699 62,003 61,597 61,705 62,295 62,098 63,380

Participation rate

72.5 72.2 72.1 71.9 72.0 72.3 72.6 72.4 72.8 72.9 73.3 73.1 73.0

Employed

59,092 59,074 59,258 59,477 59,937 59,860 60,294 60,656 60,386 60,459 61,078 60,800 62,094

Employment-population ratio

70.2 70.2 70.3 70.1 70.4 70.8 70.9 70.9 71.4 71.5 71.9 71.6 71.5

Unemployed

1,906 1,662 1,514 1,473 1,380 1,274 1,404 1,347 1,211 1,247 1,217 1,297 1,286

Unemployment rate

3.1 2.7 2.5 2.4 2.2 2.1 2.3 2.2 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.1 2.0

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: August 05, 2022