Unemployment Rate by Educational Level

This interactive chart compares the historical unemployment rate based on the level of education attained for individuals 25 years and over. Categories include those without a high school diploma, those with a high school diploma but no college, individuals with some college or an associate's degree and college graduates with a bachelor's degree. The current as of January 2018 is 5.40.

Historical Data

Date Value
Jan 20185.40
Dec 20176.30
Nov 20175.20
Oct 20176.10
Sep 20176.70
Aug 20176.20
Jul 20177.00
Jun 20176.50
May 20176.20
Apr 20176.50
Mar 20176.60
Feb 20177.60
Jan 20177.30
Dec 20167.60
Nov 20167.80
Oct 20167.60
Sep 20168.50
Aug 20167.40
Jul 20166.40
Jun 20167.60
May 20167.40
Apr 20167.60
Mar 20167.30
Feb 20167.00
Jan 20167.00
Dec 20156.50
Nov 20156.80
Oct 20157.70
Sep 20157.90
Aug 20157.90
Jul 20158.30
Jun 20158.20
May 20158.70
Apr 20158.50
Mar 20158.50
Feb 20158.20
Jan 20158.30
Dec 20148.60
Nov 20148.60
Oct 20148.10
Sep 20148.50
Aug 20149.20
Jul 20149.50
Jun 20149.20
May 20149.20
Apr 20148.70
Mar 20149.40
Feb 20149.80
Jan 20149.30
Dec 20139.80
Nov 201310.70
Oct 201310.90
Sep 201310.50
Aug 201311.10
Jul 201310.80
Jun 201310.70
May 201311.00
Apr 201311.60
Mar 201311.10