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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
Sept.
2011
Aug.
2012
Sept.
2012
Sept.
2011
May
2012
June
2012
July
2012
Aug.
2012
Sept.
2012

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

11,840 11,163 11,337 11,746 11,451 11,384 11,472 11,179 11,199

Participation rate

46.9 45.3 45.6 46.5 44.9 45.0 46.3 45.4 45.1

Employed

10,303 9,922 10,155 10,108 9,960 9,952 10,012 9,833 9,932

Employment-population ratio

40.8 40.3 40.9 40.0 39.1 39.3 40.4 39.9 40.0

Unemployed

1,536 1,241 1,182 1,638 1,491 1,431 1,460 1,346 1,267

Unemployment rate

13.0 11.1 10.4 13.9 13.0 12.6 12.7 12.0 11.3

High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

37,210 36,356 36,513 37,290 36,924 36,984 37,047 36,703 36,627

Participation rate

60.4 59.3 59.4 60.5 59.5 60.0 59.7 59.9 59.5

Employed

33,841 33,298 33,513 33,711 33,928 33,869 33,838 33,486 33,455

Employment-population ratio

54.9 54.3 54.5 54.7 54.7 55.0 54.5 54.6 54.4

Unemployed

3,369 3,058 3,000 3,579 2,996 3,116 3,209 3,217 3,172

Unemployment rate

9.1 8.4 8.2 9.6 8.1 8.4 8.7 8.8 8.7

Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,172 37,479 37,788 37,070 37,079 37,451 37,398 37,375 37,622

Participation rate

69.5 68.5 69.1 69.3 68.8 68.9 68.3 68.3 68.8

Employed

34,072 34,914 35,346 33,963 34,155 34,639 34,729 34,895 35,191

Employment-population ratio

63.7 63.8 64.6 63.5 63.4 63.7 63.4 63.8 64.3

Unemployed

3,101 2,565 2,443 3,106 2,924 2,812 2,669 2,480 2,431

Unemployment rate

8.3 6.8 6.5 8.4 7.9 7.5 7.1 6.6 6.5

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

47,021 48,413 48,576 46,923 48,232 47,923 47,697 48,404 48,469

Participation rate

76.4 75.5 76.0 76.3 76.8 76.0 75.8 75.5 75.9

Employed

45,048 46,253 46,633 44,936 46,355 45,949 45,732 46,400 46,503

Employment-population ratio

73.2 72.1 73.0 73.0 73.8 72.9 72.7 72.4 72.8

Unemployed

1,973 2,160 1,943 1,986 1,877 1,973 1,965 2,004 1,966

Unemployment rate

4.2 4.5 4.0 4.2 3.9 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1

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: March 11, 2021