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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
Jan.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

10,821 11,003 11,353 10,930 10,691 10,831 11,153 11,031 11,439

Participation rate

43.8 45.3 45.7 44.2 44.5 45.3 45.7 45.4 46.0

Employed

9,618 10,007 10,226 9,885 9,806 9,975 10,201 10,079 10,468

Employment-population ratio

38.9 41.2 41.1 40.0 40.8 41.7 41.8 41.5 42.1

Unemployed

1,203 996 1,126 1,045 884 856 952 952 971

Unemployment rate

11.1 9.1 9.9 9.6 8.3 7.9 8.5 8.6 8.5

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

35,973 35,281 35,238 36,090 35,937 36,183 35,478 35,164 35,418

Participation rate

58.2 57.7 57.6 58.4 57.9 58.0 57.8 57.5 57.9

Employed

33,359 33,406 33,083 33,747 34,016 34,127 33,476 33,310 33,492

Employment-population ratio

54.0 54.6 54.1 54.6 54.8 54.7 54.5 54.5 54.8

Unemployed

2,614 1,875 2,155 2,343 1,920 2,056 2,002 1,854 1,926

Unemployment rate

7.3 5.3 6.1 6.5 5.3 5.7 5.6 5.3 5.4

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

36,759 36,845 37,208 37,098 37,421 37,304 37,246 37,140 37,479

Participation rate

66.9 66.3 66.7 67.5 66.6 66.5 66.7 66.9 67.2

Employed

34,448 35,079 35,118 34,891 35,389 35,460 35,422 35,310 35,540

Employment-population ratio

62.7 63.2 63.0 63.5 63.0 63.2 63.5 63.6 63.8

Unemployed

2,310 1,766 2,090 2,207 2,032 1,843 1,824 1,831 1,939

Unemployment rate

6.3 4.8 5.6 5.9 5.4 4.9 4.9 4.9 5.2

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

50,404 51,727 51,695 50,299 50,449 50,471 51,222 51,772 51,550

Participation rate

75.6 74.5 74.7 75.5 74.7 74.6 74.7 74.6 74.4

Employed

48,729 50,350 50,212 48,657 48,983 48,937 49,608 50,290 50,084

Employment-population ratio

73.1 72.5 72.5 73.0 72.6 72.4 72.3 72.5 72.3

Unemployed

1,676 1,377 1,483 1,642 1,465 1,534 1,614 1,482 1,466

Unemployment rate

3.3 2.7 2.9 3.3 2.9 3.0 3.2 2.9 2.8

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: February 06, 2015
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