May 2005

Table 8. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 25 to 64 years of age by educational
attainment and sex, 2004 annual averages
(Numbers in thousands)
Civilian labor force
Employed
Educational attainment and sex

Civilian
noninstitutional
population

Percent of
population

Total

Total

Unemployed

Percent of
population

Total

Not in
Percent labor force
of labor
force

Total
152,329

120,135

Less than a high school diploma…………
1
High school graduates, no college ……

18,537
47,218

11,702
36,137

Some college or associate degree………

41,078

33,322

College graduates, total………………...

45,496

38,975

Bachelor's degree………………………

30,149

Master's degree………………………...
Professional degree……………………
Doctoral degree…………………………

Total, 25 to 64 years………………...……

78.9

114,803

75.4

5,332

4.4

32,193

63.1

10,683

57.6

1,019

8.7

6,835

76.5

34,310

72.7

1,827

5.1

11,081

81.1

31,899

77.7

1,423

4.3

7,756

85.7

37,912

83.3

1,064

2.7

6,520

25,515

84.6

24,758

82.1

756

3.0

4,634

10,922

9,468

86.7

9,229

84.5

238

2.5

1,455

2,460

2,208

89.8

2,172

88.3

36

1.6

252

1,965

1,785

90.8

1,752

89.2

33

1.8

180

77,661

Women
55,616

71.6

53,160

68.5

2,456

4.4

22,045

Less than a high school diploma…………
1
High school graduates, no college ……

8,800

4,288

48.7

3,841

43.6

446

10.4

4,513

23,881

16,361

68.5

15,551

65.1

809

4.9

7,520

Some college or associate degree………

22,185

16,815

75.8

16,103

72.6

713

4.2

5,370

College graduates, total…………………

22,794

18,152

79.6

17,665

77.5

487

2.7

4,642

Bachelor's degree……………………...

15,410

12,004

77.9

11,659

75.7

345

2.9

3,407

Master's degree………………………...

5,782

4,798

83.0

4,684

81.0

114

2.4

984

Professional degree……………………
Doctoral degree…………………………

915

756

82.7

738

80.7

18

2.3

158

687

594

86.5

584

84.9

10

1.8

93

Total, 25 to 64 years………………………

74,667

64,519

86.4

61,643

82.6

2,877

4.5

10,148

Less than a high school diploma……….
1
High school graduates, no college ……

9,737

7,414

76.1

6,841

70.3

573

7.7

2,323

23,337

19,776

84.7

18,758

80.4

1,017

5.1

3,561

Some college or associate degree………

18,893

16,506

87.4

15,796

83.6

710

4.3

2,386

College graduates, total…………………

22,701

20,823

91.7

20,246

89.2

577

2.8

1,878

14,739

13,511

91.7

13,100

88.9

411

3.0

1,228

Master's degree…………………...……

5,140

4,670

90.8

4,545

88.4

124

2.7

471

Professional degree…………………..…
Doctoral degree…………………………

1,545

1,452

94.0

1,433

92.8

19

1.3

93

1,277

1,191

93.2

1,168

91.5

22

1.9

87

Total, 25 to 64 years……………………...

Men

Bachelor's degree……………………..…

1

Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.

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September 2006

Table 8. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 25 to 64 years of age by educational
attainment and sex, 2005 annual averages
(Numbers in thousands)
Civilian labor force
Employed
Educational attainment and sex

Civilian
noninstitutional
population

Percent of
population

Total

Total

Percent of
population

Unemployed

Total

Not in
Percent labor force
of labor
force

Total
Total, 25 to 64 years………………...……
Less than a high school diploma…………
High school graduates, no college1……

154,340

121,752

78.9

116,866

75.7

4,886

4.0

18,883

11,893

63.0

10,965

47,669

36,432

76.4

34,688

32,588

58.1

928

7.8

6,990

72.8

1,744

4.8

11,236
7,773

Some college or associate degree………

41,581

33,808

81.3

32,507

78.2

1,300

3.8

College graduates, total………………...

46,207

39,619

85.7

38,705

83.8

914

2.3

6,589

Bachelor's degree………………………

30,500

25,880

84.9

25,219

82.7

661

2.6

4,619

Master's degree………………………...

11,218

9,679

86.3

9,480

84.5

199

2.1

1,539

Professional degree……………………
Doctoral degree…………………………

2,507

2,242

89.4

2,216

88.4

25

1.1

266

1,983

1,818

91.7

1,789

90.2

29

1.6

165

78,630

56,322

71.6

53,951

68.6

2,371

4.2

22,308

Women
Total, 25 to 64 years……………………...
Less than a high school diploma…………
High school graduates, no college1……

8,956

4,364

48.7

3,926

43.8

438

10.0

4,592

23,768

16,191

68.1

15,392

64.8

799

4.9

7,577
5,426

Some college or associate degree………

22,444

17,018

75.8

16,331

72.8

687

4.0

College graduates, total…………………

23,461

18,748

79.9

18,302

78.0

446

2.4

4,713

Bachelor's degree……………………...

15,769

12,360

78.4

12,048

76.4

312

2.5

3,408

Master's degree………………………...

6,019

4,972

82.6

4,868

80.9

104

2.1

1,047

Professional degree……………………
Doctoral degree…………………………

969

803

82.8

787

81.2

16

1.9

167

705

613

87.0

599

85.0

14

2.3

91

Total, 25 to 64 years………………………

75,710

65,430

86.4

62,915

83.1

2,515

3.8

10,280

Less than a high school diploma……….
High school graduates, no college1……

9,927

7,529

75.8

7,039

70.9

490

6.5

2,398

23,900

20,241

84.7

19,296

80.7

945

4.7

3,659

Some college or associate degree………

19,137

16,790

87.7

16,176

84.5

613

3.7

2,347

College graduates, total…………………

22,746

20,871

91.8

20,403

89.7

468

2.2

1,875

14,731

13,520

91.8

13,171

89.4

349

2.6

1,211

Men

Bachelor's degree……………………..…
Master's degree…………………...……

5,199

4,707

90.5

4,613

88.7

94

2.0

492

Professional degree…………………..…
Doctoral degree…………………………

1,538

1,439

93.6

1,430

92.9

10

0.7

99

1,278

1,205

94.2

1,190

93.1

15

1.2

74

1

SOURCE: Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor,
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.

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September 2007

Table 8. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 25 to 64 years of age by educational
attainment and sex, 2006 annual averages
(Numbers in thousands)
Civilian labor force

Educational attainment and sex

Civilian
noninstitutional
population

Employed

Unemployed

Not in
labor
force

Percent
of
population

Total

Percent
of
population

Total

Percent
of labor
force

123,550
11,999
36,511
34,216
40,825
26,712
9,927
2,315
1,870

79.1
63.8
76.5
81.1
85.9
85.2
85.9
90.2
91.0

119,062
11,165
34,908
32,991
39,999
26,105
9,759
2,288
1,846

76.2
59.4
73.1
78.2
84.1
83.2
84.4
89.1
89.9

4,489
835
1,603
1,225
826
607
168
27
24

3.6
7.0
4.4
3.6
2.0
2.3
1.7
1.1
1.3

32,708
6,803
11,220
7,966
6,719
4,654
1,629
252
184

79,523
8,840
23,689
22,830
24,165
16,195
6,214
1,025
730

57,201
4,337
16,190
17,301
19,373
12,791
5,080
873
629

71.9
49.1
68.3
75.8
80.2
79.0
81.7
85.1
86.2

55,051
3,980
15,473
16,631
18,966
12,487
4,996
860
624

69.2
45.0
65.3
72.8
78.5
77.1
80.4
83.8
85.5

2,150
356
716
670
407
304
84
14
6

3.8
8.2
4.4
3.9
2.1
2.4
1.7
1.5
.9

22,323
4,503
7,499
5,529
4,792
3,405
1,134
152
101

76,735
9,962
24,042
19,353
23,379
15,171
5,342
1,542
1,324

66,350
7,662
20,321
16,915
21,451
13,922
4,847
1,442
1,241

86.5
76.9
84.5
87.4
91.8
91.8
90.7
93.5
93.7

64,011
7,184
19,434
16,360
21,033
13,619
4,763
1,429
1,222

83.4
72.1
80.8
84.5
90.0
89.8
89.2
92.7
92.3

2,339
478
887
555
419
303
84
13
18

3.5
6.2
4.4
3.3
2.0
2.2
1.7
.9
1.5

10,386
2,300
3,720
2,438
1,928
1,250
495
100
83

Total

Total
Total, 25 to 64 years………………...…… 156,259
Less than a high school diploma……… 18,802
High school graduates, no college 1…… 47,730
Some college or associate degree…… 42,182
College graduates, total……………….
47,544
Bachelor's degree……………………… 31,367
Master's degree………………………. 11,556
Professional degree…………………… 2,567
Doctoral degree………………………… 2,054
Women
Total, 25 to 64 years…………………….
Less than a high school diploma………
High school graduates, no college 1……
Some college or associate degree……
College graduates, total…………………
Bachelor's degree…………………….
Master's degree……………………….
Professional degree……………………
Doctoral degree…………………………
Men
Total, 25 to 64 years………………………
Less than a high school diploma………
High school graduates, no college 1……
Some college or associate degree……
College graduates, total…………………
Bachelor's degree…………………….
Master's degree…………………...……
Professional degree………………….
Doctoral degree…………………………
1

Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.

SOURCE: Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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December 2008

Table 8. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 25 to 64 years of age by educational
attainment and sex, 2007 annual averages
(Numbers in thousands)
Civilian labor force

Educational attainment and sex

Civilian
noninstitutional
population

Employed
Total

Percent
of
population

Total

Unemployed

Percent
of
population

Total

Percent
of labor
force

Not
in
labor
force

Total
Total, 25 to 64 years………………...…… 158,230
Less than a high school diploma……… 18,309
High school graduates, no college 1…… 47,949
Some college or associate degree…… 42,625
College graduates, total……………….
49,347
Bachelor's degree……………………… 32,755
Master's degree………………………. 12,014
2,618
Professional degree……………………
Doctoral degree………………………… 1,960

125,104
11,651
36,569
34,599
42,285
27,783
10,348
2,371
1,784

79.1
63.6
76.3
81.2
85.7
84.8
86.1
90.6
91.0

120,558
10,801
34,947
33,371
41,439
27,174
10,166
2,340
1,759

76.2
59.0
72.9
78.3
84.0
83.0
84.6
89.4
89.7

4,545
850
1,622
1,227
846
609
182
31
25

3.6
7.3
4.4
3.5
2.0
2.2
1.8
1.3
1.4

33,126
6,658
11,380
8,026
7,062
4,972
1,666
247
177

80,491
8,538
23,771
22,905
25,277
17,013
6,539
1,017
708

57,791
4,124
16,139
17,382
20,146
13,320
5,338
868
621

71.8
48.3
67.9
75.9
79.7
78.3
81.6
85.3
87.7

55,675
3,770
15,440
16,740
19,726
13,022
5,238
855
611

69.2
44.2
65.0
73.1
78.0
76.5
80.1
84.1
86.3

2,116
354
699
642
421
298
100
13
10

3.7
8.6
4.3
3.7
2.1
2.2
1.9
1.5
1.6

22,700
4,414
7,633
5,523
5,131
3,694
1,201
149
87

77,739
9,772
24,178
19,720
24,070
15,741
5,475
1,601
1,252

67,313
7,527
20,431
17,216
22,138
14,463
5,010
1,503
1,162

86.6
77.0
84.5
87.3
92.0
91.9
91.5
93.9
92.8

64,883
7,031
19,507
16,631
21,714
14,152
4,929
1,485
1,148

83.5
72.0
80.7
84.3
90.2
89.9
90.0
92.8
91.7

2,429
496
924
585
425
311
81
18
15

3.6
6.6
4.5
3.4
1.9
2.2
1.6
1.2
1.3

10,426
2,244
3,747
2,504
1,931
1,278
465
98
90

Women
Total, 25 to 64 years…………………….
Less than a high school diploma………
High school graduates, no college 1……
Some college or associate degree……
College graduates, total…………………
Bachelor's degree…………………….
Master's degree……………………….
Professional degree……………………
Doctoral degree…………………………
Men
Total, 25 to 64 years………………………
Less than a high school diploma………
High school graduates, no college 1……
Some college or associate degree……
College graduates, total…………………
Bachelor's degree…………………….
Master's degree…………………...……
Professional degree…………………..
Doctoral degree…………………………
1

Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.

SOURCE: Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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September 2009

Table 8. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 25 to 64 years of age by educational
attainment and sex, 2008 annual averages
(Numbers in thousands)
Civilian labor force

Educational attainment and sex

Civilian
noninstitutional
population

Employed
Total

Percent
of
population

Total

Unemployed

Percent
of
population

Total

Percent
of labor
force

Not
in
labor
force

Total
Total, 25 to 64 years………………...…… 159,142
Less than a high school diploma……… 17,959
High school graduates, no college 1…… 47,528
Some college or associate degree…… 43,487
College graduates, total……………….
50,168
Bachelor's degree……………………… 33,175
Master's degree………………………. 12,454
2,550
Professional degree……………………
Doctoral degree………………………… 1,989

126,011
11,400
36,263
35,251
43,097
28,214
10,775
2,306
1,801

79.2
63.5
76.3
81.1
85.9
85.0
86.5
90.4
90.6

120,181
10,353
34,181
33,639
42,008
27,445
10,531
2,267
1,766

75.5
57.6
71.9
77.4
83.7
82.7
84.6
88.9
88.8

5,830
1,047
2,082
1,612
1,089
769
244
40
35

4.6
9.2
5.7
4.6
2.5
2.7
2.3
1.7
2.0

33,131
6,559
11,265
8,236
7,071
4,961
1,679
244
188

80,941
8,379
23,352
23,369
25,842
17,230
6,829
1,023
760

58,465
4,045
15,881
17,754
20,785
13,605
5,637
879
664

72.2
48.3
68.0
76.0
80.4
79.0
82.5
85.9
87.4

55,858
3,652
15,024
16,945
20,237
13,219
5,512
860
646

69.0
43.6
64.3
72.5
78.3
76.7
80.7
84.1
85.0

2,607
393
857
809
548
386
124
19
18

4.5
9.7
5.4
4.6
2.6
2.8
2.2
2.2
2.8

22,476
4,334
7,471
5,614
5,057
3,624
1,192
144
96

78,202
9,580
24,176
20,119
24,326
15,945
5,625
1,528
1,229

67,546
7,355
20,382
17,497
22,312
14,608
5,139
1,428
1,137

86.4
76.8
84.3
87.0
91.7
91.6
91.4
93.5
92.5

64,323
6,700
19,157
16,694
21,772
14,226
5,019
1,407
1,120

82.3
69.9
79.2
83.0
89.5
89.2
89.2
92.1
91.2

3,223
655
1,225
803
540
383
120
21
17

4.8
8.9
6.0
4.6
2.4
2.6
2.3
1.5
1.5

10,655
2,225
3,794
2,622
2,014
1,337
486
100
92

Women
Total, 25 to 64 years…………………….
Less than a high school diploma………
High school graduates, no college 1……
Some college or associate degree……
College graduates, total…………………
Bachelor's degree…………………….
Master's degree……………………….
Professional degree……………………
Doctoral degree…………………………
Men
Total, 25 to 64 years………………………
Less than a high school diploma………
High school graduates, no college 1……
Some college or associate degree……
College graduates, total…………………
Bachelor's degree…………………….
Master's degree…………………...……
Professional degree…………………..
Doctoral degree…………………………
1

Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.

SOURCE: Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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