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Table A-4. Employment status of the civilian population 25 years and over by educational attainment

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-4. Employment status of the civilian population 25 years and over by educational attainment
[Numbers in thousands]
Educational attainment Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted
Mar.
2015
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Mar.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

11,113 10,386 10,817 11,070 10,958 10,847 11,037 10,648 10,777

Participation rate

45.2 45.0 46.4 45.0 45.7 45.4 46.0 46.2 46.2

Employed

10,067 9,530 9,926 10,116 10,210 10,125 10,221 9,871 9,978

Employment-population ratio

40.9 41.3 42.6 41.1 42.6 42.4 42.6 42.8 42.8

Unemployed

1,046 856 891 954 748 722 816 777 799

Unemployment rate

9.4 8.2 8.2 8.6 6.8 6.7 7.4 7.3 7.4

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

35,620 35,489 35,654 35,772 35,224 34,744 35,347 35,626 35,615

Participation rate

57.2 57.3 57.5 57.4 57.2 57.0 57.8 57.5 57.4

Employed

33,591 33,425 33,599 33,870 33,315 32,812 33,475 33,747 33,688

Employment-population ratio

53.9 54.0 54.2 54.4 54.1 53.8 54.7 54.5 54.3

Unemployed

2,029 2,063 2,055 1,902 1,910 1,933 1,872 1,878 1,927

Unemployment rate

5.7 5.8 5.8 5.3 5.4 5.6 5.3 5.3 5.4

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,411 38,156 37,929 37,456 37,610 37,869 38,098 38,106 37,958

Participation rate

67.3 66.8 66.3 67.4 66.7 66.5 66.5 66.7 66.3

Employed

35,568 36,412 36,309 35,676 35,957 36,304 36,493 36,496 36,396

Employment-population ratio

64.0 63.7 63.4 64.2 63.8 63.8 63.7 63.9 63.6

Unemployed

1,843 1,744 1,620 1,780 1,653 1,565 1,605 1,610 1,562

Unemployment rate

4.9 4.6 4.3 4.8 4.4 4.1 4.2 4.2 4.1

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

51,573 53,563 53,715 51,318 52,757 53,054 52,674 53,112 53,447

Participation rate

74.8 74.4 74.9 74.4 74.0 74.0 73.8 73.8 74.5

Employed

50,333 52,237 52,323 50,059 51,451 51,746 51,358 51,805 52,051

Employment-population ratio

73.0 72.6 73.0 72.6 72.1 72.2 71.9 72.0 72.6

Unemployed

1,240 1,326 1,391 1,259 1,306 1,307 1,316 1,307 1,396

Unemployment rate

2.4 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.6

Footnotes
(1) Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
(2) Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: April 01, 2016
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