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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.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Jan.
2015
Sept.
2015
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

11,353 10,810 11,030 11,405 10,597 10,729 10,958 10,847 11,037

Participation rate

45.7 45.3 46.0 45.9 44.8 45.7 45.7 45.4 46.0

Employed

10,226 10,067 10,079 10,428 9,779 9,946 10,210 10,125 10,221

Employment-population ratio

41.1 42.2 42.0 41.9 41.3 42.4 42.6 42.4 42.6

Unemployed

1,126 742 951 976 818 784 748 722 816

Unemployment rate

9.9 6.9 8.6 8.6 7.7 7.3 6.8 6.7 7.4

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

35,238 34,720 35,195 35,472 35,220 35,354 35,224 34,744 35,347

Participation rate

57.6 56.9 57.5 58.0 56.9 57.1 57.2 57.0 57.8

Employed

33,083 32,765 33,121 33,540 33,370 33,492 33,315 32,812 33,475

Employment-population ratio

54.1 53.7 54.1 54.9 53.9 54.1 54.1 53.8 54.7

Unemployed

2,155 1,955 2,073 1,932 1,850 1,861 1,910 1,933 1,872

Unemployment rate

6.1 5.6 5.9 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.4 5.6 5.3

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,208 37,679 37,952 37,447 37,330 37,464 37,610 37,869 38,098

Participation rate

66.7 66.2 66.2 67.2 66.2 66.2 66.7 66.5 66.5

Employed

35,118 36,179 36,220 35,491 35,724 35,838 35,957 36,304 36,493

Employment-population ratio

63.0 63.6 63.2 63.7 63.3 63.3 63.8 63.8 63.7

Unemployed

2,090 1,500 1,732 1,955 1,607 1,626 1,653 1,565 1,605

Unemployment rate

5.6 4.0 4.6 5.2 4.3 4.3 4.4 4.1 4.2

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

51,695 53,202 52,806 51,548 52,711 52,697 52,757 53,054 52,674

Participation rate

74.7 74.2 73.9 74.4 74.4 74.2 74.0 74.0 73.8

Employed

50,212 51,970 51,458 50,097 51,408 51,366 51,451 51,746 51,358

Employment-population ratio

72.5 72.5 72.1 72.3 72.6 72.3 72.1 72.2 71.9

Unemployed

1,483 1,231 1,348 1,452 1,303 1,331 1,306 1,307 1,316

Unemployment rate

2.9 2.3 2.6 2.8 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 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: February 05, 2016
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