Unemployment Rate

About this Indicator

This indicator provides comparisons of the average unemployment rates among adults by educational attainment level. The unemployment rate is the average percentage (over a 12-month period) of persons aged 25 and older in the civilian labor force who are not employed, available for work (except for temporary illness), and have made specific efforts to find employment. The civilian labor force includes all people in the civilian noninstitutional population who are employed or seeking employment. Unemployment rates are available for all persons aged 25 and older and those who have attained less than a high school diploma; a high school diploma or equivalent; some college but no degree or an associate degree; and a bachelor’s degree or higher. College certificates are included within the “some college/associate degree” category.

Data Source

Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 25 years and older, by educational attainment.