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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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 2022 2023
June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June

Less than a high school diploma

Civilian labor force

9,190 8,919 8,654 8,990 9,141 8,901 8,885 8,814 9,165 9,203 9,082 9,140 9,184

Participation rate

44.6 46.2 45.4 45.7 46.6 45.6 45.6 46.0 48.3 46.6 46.3 45.7 46.6

Employed

8,666 8,402 8,124 8,491 8,574 8,506 8,443 8,417 8,629 8,762 8,595 8,621 8,632

Employment-population ratio

42.1 43.5 42.6 43.1 43.7 43.5 43.4 43.9 45.5 44.3 43.8 43.1 43.8

Unemployed

524 518 530 499 567 395 442 397 536 441 487 519 552

Unemployment rate

5.7 5.8 6.1 5.5 6.2 4.4 5.0 4.5 5.8 4.8 5.4 5.7 6.0


High school graduates, no college(1)

Civilian labor force

35,897 35,371 35,819 35,282 35,070 35,192 35,605 36,189 35,850 35,680 35,752 36,022 36,038

Participation rate

56.7 56.1 56.4 56.2 55.9 55.7 56.2 56.4 56.0 56.1 56.4 56.8 57.0

Employed

34,589 34,094 34,259 33,975 33,692 33,816 34,339 34,836 34,574 34,246 34,345 34,611 34,638

Employment-population ratio

54.6 54.1 54.0 54.1 53.7 53.5 54.2 54.3 54.0 53.8 54.2 54.6 54.7

Unemployed

1,308 1,277 1,560 1,307 1,378 1,377 1,266 1,353 1,276 1,433 1,407 1,411 1,400

Unemployment rate

3.6 3.6 4.4 3.7 3.9 3.9 3.6 3.7 3.6 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.9


Some college or associate degree

Civilian labor force

35,714 35,592 35,606 35,575 35,806 35,880 35,789 36,082 35,962 35,944 35,668 35,407 35,564

Participation rate

62.6 62.6 63.0 62.7 62.7 62.9 62.7 63.5 63.6 63.6 63.0 63.1 62.5

Employed

34,593 34,575 34,559 34,558 34,734 34,748 34,735 35,046 34,796 34,877 34,650 34,273 34,472

Employment-population ratio

60.6 60.8 61.2 60.9 60.8 60.9 60.8 61.7 61.5 61.8 61.2 61.1 60.5

Unemployed

1,121 1,016 1,046 1,017 1,071 1,133 1,054 1,036 1,167 1,067 1,018 1,134 1,092

Unemployment rate

3.1 2.9 2.9 2.9 3.0 3.2 2.9 2.9 3.2 3.0 2.9 3.2 3.1


Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

Civilian labor force

62,172 63,345 63,609 63,519 63,312 63,041 63,150 62,854 63,140 63,632 64,077 64,201 64,274

Participation rate

73.2 72.9 72.9 72.9 72.7 72.5 72.7 72.7 72.3 73.1 73.3 73.1 73.4

Employed

60,875 62,063 62,426 62,381 62,089 61,781 61,947 61,591 61,858 62,355 62,835 62,879 63,010

Employment-population ratio

71.7 71.4 71.6 71.6 71.3 71.1 71.3 71.2 70.9 71.6 71.8 71.6 72.0

Unemployed

1,296 1,282 1,183 1,138 1,223 1,260 1,203 1,263 1,282 1,278 1,241 1,322 1,264

Unemployment rate

2.1 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.9 2.0 1.9 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.9 2.1 2.0

Footnotes
(1) Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
(2) Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.

NOTE: Detail for the data shown in this table will not necessarily add to totals for those 25 years and over because of the independent seasonal adjustment of the various series. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

 

Last Modified Date: May 21, 2024