Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook (2009 Edition)

Table 8. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 25 to 64 years of age by educational attainment and sex, 2008 annual averages (Numbers in thousands)
Educational attainment and sex Civilian
noninstitutional
population
Civilian labor force Not in
labor force
Total Percent of
population
Employed Unemployed
Total Percent of
population
Total Percent of
labor force
Total

Total, 25 to 64 years

159,142 126,011 79.2 120,181 75.5 5,830 4.6 33,131

Less than a high school diploma

17,959 11,400 63.5 10,353 57.6 1,047 9.2 6,559

High school graduates, no college (1)

47,528 36,263 76.3 34,181 71.9 2,082 5.7 11,265

Some college or associate degree

43,487 35,251 81.1 33,639 77.4 1,612 4.6 8,236

College graduates, total

50,168 43,097 85.9 42,008 83.7 1,089 2.5 7,071

Bachelor's degree

33,175 28,214 85.0 27,445 82.7 769 2.7 4,961

Master's degree

12,454 10,775 86.5 10,531 84.6 244 2.3 1,679

Professional degree

2,550 2,306 90.4 2,267 88.9 40 1.7 244

Doctoral degree

1,989 1,801 90.6 1,766 88.8 35 2.0 188
Women

Total, 25 to 64 years

80,941 58,465 72.2 55,858 69.0 2,607 4.5 22,476

Less than a high school diploma

8,379 4,045 48.3 3,652 43.6 393 9.7 4,334

High school graduates, no college (1)

23,352 15,881 68.0 15,024 64.3 857 5.4 7,471

Some college or associate degree

23,369 17,754 76.0 16,945 72.5 809 4.6 5,614

College graduates, total

25,842 20,785 80.4 20,237 78.3 548 2.6 5,057

Bachelor's degree

17,230 13,605 79.0 13,219 76.7 386 2.8 3,624

Master's degree

6,829 5,637 82.5 5,512 80.7 124 2.2 1,192

Professional degree

1,023 879 85.9 860 84.1 19 2.2 144

Doctoral degree

760 664 87.4 646 85.0 18 2.8 96
Men

Total, 25 to 64 years

78,202 67,546 86.4 64,323 82.3 3,223 4.8 10,655

Less than a high school diploma

9,580 7,355 76.8 6,700 69.9 655 8.9 2,225

High school graduates, no college (1)

24,176 20,382 84.3 19,157 79.2 1,225 6.0 3,794

Some college or associate degree

20,119 17,497 87.0 16,694 83.0 803 4.6 2,622

College graduates, total

24,326 22,312 91.7 21,772 89.5 540 2.4 2,014

Bachelor's degree

15,945 14,608 91.6 14,226 89.2 383 2.6 1,337

Master's degree

5,625 5,139 91.4 5,019 89.2 120 2.3 486

Professional degree

1,528 1,428 93.5 1,407 92.1 21 1.5 100

Doctoral degree

1,229 1,137 92.5 1,120 91.2 17 1.5 92

Footnotes:
(1) Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.

SOURCE: Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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