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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.
2014
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

11,150 10,867 11,113 11,138 11,153 11,031 11,439 11,126 11,089

Participation rate

45.7 45.2 45.2 45.6 45.7 45.4 46.0 46.3 45.1

Employed

10,011 9,842 10,067 10,087 10,201 10,079 10,468 10,196 10,134

Employment-population ratio

41.0 41.0 40.9 41.3 41.8 41.5 42.1 42.4 41.2

Unemployed

1,139 1,025 1,046 1,051 952 952 971 929 955

Unemployment rate

10.2 9.4 9.4 9.4 8.5 8.6 8.5 8.4 8.6

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

36,214 35,142 35,620 36,362 35,478 35,164 35,418 35,371 35,656

Participation rate

58.5 57.0 57.2 58.7 57.8 57.5 57.9 57.4 57.3

Employed

33,759 33,037 33,591 34,065 33,476 33,310 33,492 33,464 33,752

Employment-population ratio

54.5 53.6 53.9 55.0 54.5 54.5 54.8 54.3 54.2

Unemployed

2,455 2,106 2,029 2,298 2,002 1,854 1,926 1,907 1,904

Unemployment rate

6.8 6.0 5.7 6.3 5.6 5.3 5.4 5.4 5.3

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,065 37,457 37,411 37,229 37,246 37,140 37,479 37,490 37,558

Participation rate

67.0 66.7 67.3 67.2 66.7 66.9 67.2 66.8 67.6

Employed

34,812 35,441 35,568 35,044 35,422 35,310 35,540 35,588 35,755

Employment-population ratio

62.9 63.1 64.0 63.3 63.5 63.6 63.8 63.4 64.4

Unemployed

2,253 2,015 1,843 2,185 1,824 1,831 1,939 1,902 1,803

Unemployment rate

6.1 5.4 4.9 5.9 4.9 4.9 5.2 5.1 4.8

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

50,257 51,996 51,573 49,921 51,222 51,772 51,550 51,583 51,272

Participation rate

75.2 74.9 74.8 74.7 74.7 74.6 74.4 74.4 74.3

Employed

48,570 50,576 50,333 48,220 49,608 50,290 50,084 50,172 50,007

Employment-population ratio

72.7 72.9 73.0 72.2 72.3 72.5 72.3 72.3 72.5

Unemployed

1,687 1,421 1,240 1,700 1,614 1,482 1,466 1,411 1,265

Unemployment rate

3.4 2.7 2.4 3.4 3.2 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.5

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 03, 2015
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