Unemployment rate in the United States from 1992-2017, by level of education

U.S. unemployment rate, by education 1992-2017 This graph shows the rate of unemployment amongst those aged 25 or older, distinguished by educational attainment levels from 1992 to 2017 in the United States. In 2017, around 6.5 percent of people aged 25 and older who had less than a high school diploma, were unemployed.
The monthly unemployment rate in the U.S. can be accessed here and the unemployment rate for each U.S. state can be accessed here.
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Less than a high school diplomaHigh school graduates, no collegeSome college, no degreeAssociate degreeBachelor's degree and higher
'92 11.5%6.8%6%4.8%3.2%
'93 10.8%6.3%5.6%4.4%2.9%
'94 9.8%5.4%4.7%3.8%2.6%
'95 9%4.8%4.3%3.3%2.4%
'96 8.7%4.7%4%3.3%2.2%
'97 8.1%4.3%3.5%2.7%2%
'98 7.1%4%3.2%2.5%1.8%
'99 6.7%3.5%3%2.5%1.8%
'00 6.3%3.4%2.9%2.3%1.7%
'01 7.2%4.2%3.5%2.9%2.3%
'02 8.4%5.3%4.8%4%2.9%
'03 8.8%5.5%5.2%4%3.1%
'04 8.5%5%4.5%3.7%2.7%
'05 7.6%4.7%4.2%3.3%2.3%
'06 6.8%4.3%3.9%3%2%
'07 7.1%4.4%3.8%3%2%
'08 9%5.7%5.1%3.7%2.6%
'09 14.6%9.7%8.6%6.8%4.6%
'10 14.9%10.3%9.2%7%4.7%
'11 14.1%9.4%8.7%6.8%4.3%
'12 12.4%8.3%7.7%6.2%4%
'13 11%7.5%7%5.4%3.7%
'14 9%6%6%4.5%3.2%
'15 8%5.4%5%3.8%2.6%
'167.4%5.2%4.4%3.6%2.5%
'176.5%4.6%3.8%3.4%2.3%
Less than a high school diplomaHigh school graduates, no collegeSome college, no degreeAssociate degreeBachelor's degree and higher
'92 11.5%6.8%6%4.8%3.2%
'93 10.8%6.3%5.6%4.4%2.9%
'94 9.8%5.4%4.7%3.8%2.6%
'95 9%4.8%4.3%3.3%2.4%
'96 8.7%4.7%4%3.3%2.2%
'97 8.1%4.3%3.5%2.7%2%
'98 7.1%4%3.2%2.5%1.8%
'99 6.7%3.5%3%2.5%1.8%
'00 6.3%3.4%2.9%2.3%1.7%
'01 7.2%4.2%3.5%2.9%2.3%
'02 8.4%5.3%4.8%4%2.9%
'03 8.8%5.5%5.2%4%3.1%
'04 8.5%5%4.5%3.7%2.7%
'05 7.6%4.7%4.2%3.3%2.3%
'06 6.8%4.3%3.9%3%2%
'07 7.1%4.4%3.8%3%2%
'08 9%5.7%5.1%3.7%2.6%
'09 14.6%9.7%8.6%6.8%4.6%
'10 14.9%10.3%9.2%7%4.7%
'11 14.1%9.4%8.7%6.8%4.3%
'12 12.4%8.3%7.7%6.2%4%
'13 11%7.5%7%5.4%3.7%
'14 9%6%6%4.5%3.2%
'15 8%5.4%5%3.8%2.6%
'167.4%5.2%4.4%3.6%2.5%
'176.5%4.6%3.8%3.4%2.3%
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This graph shows the rate of unemployment amongst those aged 25 or older, distinguished by educational attainment levels from 1992 to 2017 in the United States. In 2017, around 6.5 percent of people aged 25 and older who had less than a high school diploma, were unemployed.
The monthly unemployment rate in the U.S. can be accessed here and the unemployment rate for each U.S. state can be accessed here.
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Release date
January 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
1992 to 2017
Age group
25 years and older

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