Unemployment Rate by Degrees

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Unemployment rate Education attained Median weekly earnings
in 2010 (Percent) in 2010 (Dollars)

1.9% Doctoral degree $1,550
2.4 Professional degree 1,610
4.0 Master’s degree 1,272
5.4 Bachelor’s degree 1,038
7.0 Associate degree 767
9.2 Some college, no degree 712
10.3 High-school graduate 626
14.9 Less than a high school diploma 444

8.2 All Workers 782

Note: Data are 2010 annual averages for persons age 25 and over. Earnings are for full-time wage and salary workers.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey.

BLS has some data on the employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population 25 years and over
by educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic origin online.

The Bureau of the Census also has some data on the educational attainment online.