Unemployment Rate by Educational Attainment, Age 25+


unemployment rate by rate of educational attainment

Source: Catherine Rampell, "College is (Still) Worth It," www.nytimes.com, Feb. 1, 2013

US Unemployment Rates by Educational Attainment,
1992-2013
educational attainment 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
less than high school 11.5 10.8 9.8 9 8.7 8.1 7.1 6.7 6.3 7.2 8.4
high school graduate 6.8 6.3 5.4 4.8 4.7 4.3 4 3.5 3.4 4.2 5.3
all workers 6.1 5.6 4.8 4.3 4.2 3.8 3.4 3.1 3 3.7 4.6
some college, no degree 6 5.6 4.7 4.3 4 3.5 3.2 3 2.9 3.5 4.8
associate's degree 4.8 4.4 3.8 3.3 3.3 2.7 2.5 2.5 2.3 2.9 4
bachelor's degree or higher 3.3 2.8 2.3 2.4 2.3 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.5 3 2.9
educational attainment 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
less than high school 8.8 8.5 7.6 6.8 7.1 9 14.6 14.9 14.1 12.4 11.3
high school graduate 5.5 5 4.7 4.3 4.4 5.7 9.7 10.3 9.4 8.3 7.6
some college, no degree 5.2 4.5 4.2 3.9 3.8 5.1 8.6 9.2 8.7 7.7 6.1
all workers 4.8 4.4 4 3.6 3.6 4.6 7.9 8.2 7.6 6.8 7.3
associate's degree 4 3.7 3.3 3 3 3.7 6.8 7 6.8 6.2 6.1
bachelor's degree or higher 3 2.5 2.1 1.8 2.1 3.6 4.8 4.7 4 3.9 3.9
Source: US Census Bureau, "Unemployed and Unemployment Rates, by Educational Attainment," www.census.gov (accessed Oct. 18, 2013)