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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
A-5. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 25 years and over by educational attainment, seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Educational attainment 2017 2018
July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

10,577 10,553 10,552 10,328 10,167 10,148 10,274 10,258 10,234 10,285 10,242 10,508 10,212

Participation rate

47.3 46.1 46.2 46.2 45.1 44.8 44.8 46.8 45.7 45.9 45.2 45.9 46.9

Employed

9,838 9,903 9,846 9,699 9,639 9,507 9,715 9,673 9,666 9,683 9,688 9,926 9,695

Employment-population ratio

44.0 43.3 43.1 43.4 42.7 42.0 42.3 44.1 43.2 43.3 42.7 43.4 44.5

Unemployed

739 649 706 629 528 641 559 584 568 602 554 582 517

Unemployment rate

7.0 6.2 6.7 6.1 5.2 6.3 5.4 5.7 5.5 5.9 5.4 5.5 5.1


High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

35,643 35,908 35,916 35,572 36,014 35,927 35,735 36,092 35,863 35,468 35,702 36,050 36,534

Participation rate

57.7 57.6 57.4 56.9 57.5 57.8 57.5 57.5 57.1 56.9 57.2 57.9 57.9

Employed

34,035 34,116 34,377 34,050 34,463 34,425 34,134 34,487 34,305 33,940 34,306 34,549 35,056

Employment-population ratio

55.1 54.7 55.0 54.4 55.1 55.4 54.9 55.0 54.6 54.5 54.9 55.5 55.5

Unemployed

1,608 1,792 1,539 1,522 1,551 1,503 1,601 1,604 1,559 1,528 1,395 1,501 1,478

Unemployment rate

4.5 5.0 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.3 3.9 4.2 4.0


Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

37,419 37,247 37,540 37,761 37,955 37,906 37,863 37,573 37,589 37,944 37,921 37,863 37,531

Participation rate

65.3 65.6 65.9 65.8 66.2 66.2 66.0 65.5 65.6 65.5 65.7 65.3 65.4

Employed

36,023 35,845 36,189 36,385 36,579 36,534 36,566 36,248 36,241 36,629 36,694 36,602 36,340

Employment-population ratio

62.9 63.1 63.5 63.4 63.8 63.8 63.7 63.2 63.2 63.2 63.6 63.2 63.3

Unemployed

1,396 1,402 1,351 1,376 1,376 1,372 1,297 1,325 1,348 1,315 1,228 1,261 1,191

Unemployment rate

3.7 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.5 3.2 3.3 3.2


Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

55,663 55,576 55,621 55,612 55,501 55,852 55,922 56,669 56,785 56,794 56,739 56,613 56,940

Participation rate

73.7 73.9 74.1 73.8 73.6 73.5 73.4 73.7 74.2 74.2 74.1 74.0 73.4

Employed

54,359 54,247 54,378 54,477 54,348 54,653 54,720 55,386 55,534 55,616 55,593 55,296 55,672

Employment-population ratio

72.0 72.1 72.5 72.3 72.1 71.9 71.8 72.0 72.6 72.6 72.6 72.2 71.8

Unemployed

1,304 1,329 1,242 1,135 1,153 1,200 1,202 1,283 1,252 1,178 1,147 1,317 1,268

Unemployment rate

2.3 2.4 2.2 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.3 2.2 2.1 2.0 2.3 2.2

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.

 

Last Modified Date: August 03, 2021