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Table 432. Employment to population ratios of males 16 to 64 years old, by age group and educational attainment: Selected years, 1975 through 2012
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Age group and educational attainment 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 to 19 years old, all education                                                                                    
levels1  ---   (†) ---   (†) ---   (†) 65.3   (2.82) 63.6   (2.87) 69.2   (2.70) 56.2   (2.10) 60.6   (1.62) 59.6   (1.57) 58.7   (1.72) 45.8   (1.77) 44.0   (1.72) 47.0   (1.94) 48.1   (2.00)
Less than high school completion ---   (†) ---   (†) ---   (†) 51.5   (4.20) 50.6   (4.26) 63.1   (4.09) 47.0   (3.07) 50.5   (2.57) 48.0   (2.48) 45.8   (2.44) 34.0   (2.70) 31.5   (2.64) 37.4   (3.03) 34.7   (3.25)
High school completion2  ---   (†) ---   (†) ---   (†) 78.7   (3.51) 76.1   (3.87) 74.4   (3.77) 63.1   (2.88) 70.9   (2.27) 69.1   (2.46) 67.1   (2.47) 51.1   (2.35) 51.0   (2.37) 51.2   (2.84) 52.5   (2.51)
At least some college ---   (†) ---   (†) ---   (†) 83.1   (13.41) 75.9   (8.99) 77.0   (9.81) 70.4   (5.98) 63.5   (6.33) 71.0   (6.02) 74.3   (4.67) 62.9   (5.37) 61.4   (6.00) 60.2   (5.67) 64.2   (5.72)
                                                                                     
20 to 24 years old, all education                                                                                    
levels1  ---   (†) ---   (†) ---   (†) 83.5   (1.10) 81.2   (1.16) 83.3   (1.16) 78.9   (0.86) 80.5   (0.75) 80.8   (0.72) 79.1   (0.68) 70.6   (0.86) 68.4   (0.97) 69.5   (0.84) 72.1   (0.96)
Less than high school completion ---   (†) ---   (†) ---   (†) 70.0   (2.84) 69.3   (2.99) 72.1   (2.93) 69.5   (1.80) 72.0   (1.88) 67.9   (1.97) 68.2   (2.11) 59.2   (2.28) 52.9   (2.06) 57.3   (2.43) 56.6   (2.42)
High school completion2  ---   (†) ---   (†) ---   (†) 84.6   (1.50) 81.1   (1.73) 82.7   (1.78) 78.0   (1.21) 78.7   (1.16) 79.7   (1.11) 76.9   (1.05) 66.9   (1.38) 66.0   (1.31) 66.2   (1.31) 68.0   (1.43)
Some college, no bachelor's
     degree3 
---   (†) ---   (†) ---   (†) 91.8   (1.98) 87.5   (1.97) 92.6   (1.65) 84.6   (1.43) 86.4   (1.15) 87.3   (1.25) 85.2   (1.38) 77.7   (1.69) 74.8   (1.71) 75.2   (1.66) 80.5   (1.59)
Bachelor's or higher degree ---   (†) ---   (†) ---   (†) 94.9   (2.07) 91.1   (2.70) 89.1   (3.07) 90.6   (1.82) 90.4   (1.77) 94.1   (1.38) 92.4   (1.51) 86.4   (1.94) 86.3   (2.04) 84.7   (2.16) 88.7   (1.77)
                                                                                     
25 to 64 years old, all education                                                                                    
levels 84.6   (0.36) 85.0   (0.34) 83.1   (0.36) 84.5   (0.34) 83.0   (0.34) 84.6   (0.33) 81.9   (0.25) 82.3   (0.22) 82.5   (0.22) 81.6   (0.22) 77.0   (0.25) 76.3   (0.27) 76.3   (0.27) 77.4   (0.25)
Less than high school completion 74.3   (0.77) 72.4   (0.84) 67.6   (0.98) 67.9   (1.04) 64.2   (1.13) 69.6   (1.17) 69.7   (0.70) 70.5   (0.70) 69.3   (0.79) 66.6   (0.78) 61.6   (0.80) 61.2   (0.93) 61.0   (0.81) 63.0   (0.77)
High school completion2  87.2   (0.56) 87.0   (0.54) 83.5   (0.58) 85.1   (0.55) 81.9   (0.61) 82.9   (0.61) 78.6   (0.44) 79.2   (0.37) 79.3   (0.45) 78.3   (0.42) 72.1   (0.49) 71.7   (0.50) 71.8   (0.50) 72.6   (0.45)
Some college, no bachelor's
     degree3 
88.8   (0.83) 88.3   (0.73) 87.1   (0.75) 87.9   (0.70) 86.1   (0.63) 86.1   (0.63) 83.7   (0.44) 84.1   (0.40) 83.8   (0.42) 82.9   (0.42) 78.1   (0.41) 76.6   (0.42) 75.9   (0.45) 77.3   (0.43)
Bachelor's or higher degree 93.8   (0.55) 93.6   (0.48) 92.4   (0.50) 92.5   (0.48) 91.4   (0.48) 91.8   (0.47) 89.4   (0.35) 89.4   (0.31) 90.7   (0.28) 90.0   (0.31) 87.6   (0.34) 86.9   (0.33) 86.9   (0.35) 87.5   (0.33)
                                                                                     
25 to 34 years old, all education                                                                                    
levels 87.4   (0.59) 88.1   (0.52) 86.9   (0.54) 87.9   (0.52) 87.1   (0.55) 89.4   (0.55) 84.6   (0.40) 86.1   (0.40) 86.7   (0.40) 84.6   (0.41) 79.1   (0.46) 78.4   (0.48) 78.5   (0.51) 80.1   (0.48)
Less than high school completion 76.2   (1.78) 76.3   (1.80) 75.1   (1.87) 75.6   (1.77) 73.7   (1.91) 78.4   (2.04) 78.1   (1.23) 79.9   (1.12) 77.1   (1.45) 73.5   (1.40) 66.2   (1.45) 66.6   (1.42) 66.3   (1.47) 70.1   (1.51)
High school completion2  88.4   (0.93) 88.4   (0.86) 86.1   (0.88) 88.6   (0.80) 86.6   (0.94) 89.1   (0.98) 81.7   (0.77) 84.3   (0.77) 84.4   (0.74) 81.7   (0.83) 73.4   (0.87) 73.0   (0.85) 74.3   (0.91) 76.5   (0.90)
Some college, no bachelor's
      degree3 
87.7   (1.31) 88.5   (1.06) 89.7   (1.04) 89.7   (1.08) 89.6   (0.98) 90.7   (1.02) 86.4   (0.82) 86.8   (0.68) 87.7   (0.72) 86.3   (0.73) 81.4   (0.82) 78.7   (0.83) 77.5   (0.90) 78.2   (0.97)
Bachelor's or higher degree 93.5   (0.87) 93.4   (0.76) 92.2   (0.85) 93.1   (0.83) 93.0   (0.83) 93.6   (0.82) 89.6   (0.69) 91.1   (0.65) 93.5   (0.52) 91.7   (0.62) 89.5   (0.68) 89.2   (0.74) 89.0   (0.70) 89.3   (0.67)
                                                                                     
35 to 44 years old, all education                                                                                    
levels 90.1   (0.61) 91.1   (0.55) 89.1   (0.57) 90.2   (0.52) 86.8   (0.55) 88.8   (0.52) 87.2   (0.37) 87.6   (0.35) 88.2   (0.32) 87.1   (0.41) 82.7   (0.41) 82.3   (0.42) 82.4   (0.43) 83.3   (0.43)
Less than high school completion 81.6   (1.48) 80.1   (1.65) 74.6   (1.99) 73.9   (2.13) 66.7   (2.15) 76.5   (2.00) 75.9   (1.26) 76.3   (1.25) 76.0   (1.16) 73.3   (1.51) 69.4   (1.47) 69.5   (1.61) 70.9   (1.59) 70.6   (1.47)
High school completion2  91.3   (0.95) 92.3   (0.85) 88.6   (1.00) 89.1   (0.91) 85.9   (0.98) 87.1   (0.93) 83.7   (0.71) 84.8   (0.69) 85.0   (0.63) 83.3   (0.76) 77.6   (0.80) 77.6   (0.92) 76.8   (0.83) 78.2   (0.97)
Some college, no bachelor's
      degree3 
93.8   (1.34) 93.8   (1.13) 90.2   (1.25) 92.6   (0.97) 88.8   (0.99) 90.2   (0.95) 89.4   (0.60) 89.3   (0.62) 90.2   (0.66) 89.0   (0.71) 83.9   (0.74) 82.7   (0.73) 83.1   (0.86) 83.9   (0.76)
Bachelor's or higher degree 97.0   (0.77) 97.1   (0.65) 96.3   (0.62) 96.3   (0.59) 95.1   (0.66) 95.1   (0.67) 94.6   (0.45) 94.4   (0.42) 95.3   (0.41) 94.9   (0.41) 92.3   (0.56) 91.9   (0.55) 91.4   (0.51) 92.2   (0.51)
                                                                                     
45 to 54 years old, all education                                                                                    
levels 86.6   (0.68) 87.4   (0.67) 85.8   (0.76) 87.1   (0.70) 84.9   (0.68) 86.5   (0.62) 83.9   (0.45) 84.0   (0.43) 84.0   (0.43) 83.7   (0.43) 78.8   (0.44) 78.3   (0.50) 78.9   (0.45) 79.9   (0.44)
Less than high school completion 78.2   (1.34) 79.6   (1.42) 73.2   (1.90) 74.3   (2.05) 66.4   (2.41) 68.5   (2.52) 69.9   (1.55) 69.1   (1.54) 67.7   (1.34) 65.5   (1.49) 61.4   (1.50) 58.8   (1.48) 58.6   (1.25) 62.5   (1.45)
High school completion2  90.3   (1.01) 89.3   (1.08) 87.3   (1.18) 87.5   (1.15) 82.1   (1.35) 84.6   (1.21) 80.7   (0.86) 80.6   (0.84) 80.5   (0.78) 80.4   (0.81) 74.2   (0.80) 74.6   (0.91) 75.4   (0.78) 75.2   (0.88)
Some college, no bachelor's
      degree3 
91.0   (1.66) 89.4   (1.78) 89.3   (1.76) 88.9   (1.58) 87.2   (1.29) 86.4   (1.18) 84.5   (0.84) 86.6   (0.68) 85.9   (0.82) 85.6   (0.64) 80.1   (0.84) 79.4   (0.80) 79.2   (0.81) 81.9   (0.74)
Bachelor's or higher degree 95.6   (1.02) 96.0   (0.88) 94.8   (1.00) 95.2   (0.88) 93.8   (0.80) 94.6   (0.72) 92.2   (0.53) 91.5   (0.51) 92.9   (0.56) 93.5   (0.46) 90.2   (0.58) 89.4   (0.58) 90.5   (0.53) 90.2   (0.60)
                                                                                     
55 to 64 years old, all education                                                                                    
levels 71.3   (1.00) 69.7   (0.98) 64.6   (1.05) 64.0   (1.12) 63.2   (1.13) 64.9   (1.09) 67.3   (0.66) 67.5   (0.61) 67.5   (0.62) 68.0   (0.54) 65.2   (0.59) 64.4   (0.61) 64.1   (0.61) 65.1   (0.58)
Less than high school completion 64.5   (1.51) 58.3   (1.65) 53.4   (1.85) 49.6   (2.13) 46.9   (2.46) 51.2   (2.71) 48.8   (1.70) 49.1   (1.76) 50.8   (1.78) 48.3   (1.60) 44.3   (1.75) 45.0   (1.81) 45.2   (1.68) 44.6   (1.48)
High school completion2  74.9   (1.73) 74.6   (1.61) 66.1   (1.80) 66.0   (1.89) 62.7   (1.99) 61.0   (1.97) 61.8   (1.15) 61.7   (1.15) 61.1   (1.23) 62.9   (1.10) 59.3   (1.19) 58.5   (1.12) 58.2   (1.12) 59.1   (1.05)
Some college, no bachelor's
      degree3 
80.8   (2.87) 77.2   (2.53) 67.5   (3.01) 67.7   (2.93) 67.8   (2.41) 66.6   (2.31) 69.6   (1.31) 69.0   (1.17) 67.8   (1.03) 67.9   (1.10) 64.5   (1.06) 63.9   (1.10) 63.0   (1.08) 64.3   (1.11)
Bachelor's or higher degree 84.1   (2.52) 83.8   (2.04) 80.7   (1.98) 77.9   (2.03) 74.9   (2.04) 77.0   (1.82) 78.6   (0.89) 78.6   (0.95) 79.2   (0.93) 78.6   (0.81) 77.4   (0.83) 76.2   (0.82) 76.3   (0.84) 77.7   (0.85)
---Not available.
†Not applicable.
1 Data for 16- to 19-year-olds and 20- to 24-year-olds exclude persons enrolled in school.
2 Includes equivalency credentials, such as the General Educational Development (GED) credential.
3 Includes persons with no college degree as well as those with an associate's degree.
NOTE: The employment to population ratio is the number of persons employed as a percentage of the civilian population.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics, unpublished annual average data from the Current Population Survey (CPS), selected years, 1975 through 2012. (This table was prepared October 2012.)
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