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Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Unemployment rate 2.1 percent for college grads, 4.3 percent for high school grads in April 2018

The unemployment rate in April 2018 edged down to 3.9 percent, following 6 months at 4.1 percent. Among people age 25 and older with a bachelor's degree or more education, the unemployment rate was 2.1 percent in April 2018, slightly lower than the rate of 2.4 percent a year earlier.

For people with some college or an associate degree, the unemployment rate was 3.5 percent in April 2018 and 3.7 percent a year earlier.

Among workers age 25 and older who graduated high school but did not attend college, the unemployment rate was 4.3 percent in April 2018, compared with 4.6 percent a year earlier.

For workers with less than a high school diploma, the unemployment rate was 5.9 percent in April 2018 and 6.5 percent in April 2017.

These data are from the Current Population Survey. For more information, see "The Employment Situation — April 2018" (HTML) (PDF). We also have more chartson unemployment and the labor force.

Posted by: Bureau of Labor Statistics @ 12:00:00 am 
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