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Table 501.35. Labor force status of persons 25 to 64 years old, by disability status, highest level of educational attainment, age, sex, and race/ethnicity: 2015
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Age, sex, and race/ethnicity Persons with disabilities
Total Less than high school completion1 High school completion Some college Associate's degree Bachelor's or higher degree
Total Bachelor's degree Master's or higher degree
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
  Number of persons (in thousands)
Total population, ages
      25 to 64
14,363   (193.9) 2,782   (84.4) 5,301   (129.7) 2,765   (75.9) 1,418   (59.5) 2,097   (74.2) 1,507   (60.8) 590   (38.5)
25- to 34-year-olds 1,793   (61.7) 301   (26.6) 711   (40.7) 393   (30.0) 149   (19.6) 239   (25.7) 189   (22.8) 50   (11.2)
35- to 44-year-olds 2,195   (70.2) 417   (30.8) 799   (45.1) 450   (28.4) 199   (19.4) 330   (26.6) 237   (22.8) 93   (12.2)
45- to 54-year-olds 4,130   (100.0) 848   (46.5) 1,517   (61.4) 804   (37.1) 416   (31.4) 546   (35.6) 413   (31.5) 134   (16.7)
55- to 64-year-olds 6,245   (116.8) 1,216   (53.6) 2,275   (78.1) 1,118   (51.1) 654   (43.2) 982   (52.0) 668   (40.0) 314   (28.6)
  Percentage of population employed
Total percent employed,
      ages 25 to 64
27.1   (0.62) 15.0   (0.94) 22.1   (0.94) 31.3   (1.44) 34.9   (1.93) 45.1   (1.58) 42.0   (1.98) 53.1   (2.84)
                                                 
Sex                                                
Males 29.8   (0.90) 17.9   (1.53) 24.2   (1.30) 36.7   (2.32) 38.9   (2.93) 47.5   (2.55) 45.8   (3.24) 52.1   (4.30)
Females 24.6   (0.78) 12.3   (1.16) 19.8   (1.18) 26.7   (1.74) 31.9   (2.57) 43.1   (1.94) 38.6   (2.34) 53.9   (3.88)
                                                 
Age group                                                
25- to 34-year-olds 35.0   (1.83) 16.9   (3.19) 29.7   (2.70) 39.8   (4.40) 46.9   (6.07) 58.2   (5.00) 57.7   (5.87) 60.0   (9.90)
35- to 44-year-olds 29.4   (1.41) 17.7   (2.50) 19.4   (1.72) 36.2   (3.46) 52.6   (4.61) 44.9   (3.95) 38.3   (4.93) 61.8   (6.93)
45- to 54-year-olds 27.9   (1.10) 17.6   (1.89) 22.4   (1.74) 31.6   (2.44) 31.2   (3.30) 51.5   (3.74) 50.0   (4.14) 55.9   (6.39)
55- to 64-year-olds 23.5   (0.81) 11.8   (1.33) 20.5   (1.30) 26.1   (2.22) 29.2   (2.73) 38.4   (2.46) 33.8   (2.98) 48.2   (4.53)
                                                 
Race/ethnicity                                                
White 29.9   (0.76) 15.3   (1.45) 24.6   (1.20) 31.7   (1.78) 37.9   (2.45) 47.1   (1.85) 44.4   (2.26) 54.3   (3.57)
Black 17.5   (1.24) 8.3   (2.06) 12.8   (1.51) 28.7   (3.65) 22.8   (3.99) 35.9   (4.56) 32.6   (5.47) 42.3   (8.29)
Hispanic 25.3   (1.31) 19.1   (2.04) 21.6   (2.21) 32.9   (3.47) 32.6   (5.49) 46.3   (5.32) 45.6   (6.50) 48.2   (10.33)
Asian 27.0   (3.51) 8.9 ! (3.96) 31.5   (6.96) 31.1 ! (10.21)   (†) 35.8   (7.59) 30.2   (7.13)   (†)
Pacific Islander   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
American Indian/Alaska
      Native
22.3   (3.38) 19.3 ! (7.30) 16.5   (4.31)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Two or more races 27.4   (3.72) 19.9 ! (7.37) 25.5   (7.06) 31.6   (7.93)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
  Percentage of population unemployed (seeking employment)
Total percent unemployed,
      ages 25 to 64
3.4   (0.22) 2.4   (0.47) 3.5   (0.38) 3.5   (0.48) 4.0   (0.73) 3.5   (0.67) 4.0   (0.87) 2.4 ! (0.85)
                                                 
Sex                                                
Males 3.8   (0.37) 2.7   (0.70) 4.4   (0.61) 2.9   (0.76) 4.8   (1.35) 4.4   (1.17) 4.8 ! (1.46) 3.4 ! (1.55)
Females 2.9   (0.25) 2.2   (0.56) 2.6   (0.44) 3.9   (0.63) 3.4   (0.91) 2.8   (0.70) 3.2   (0.95)   (†)
                                                 
Age group                                                
25- to 34-year-olds 7.2   (0.93) 5.9 ! (1.84) 7.5   (1.45) 7.7   (2.03) 15.1 ! (4.64)   (†)   (†)   (†)
35- to 44-year-olds 5.0   (0.66) 3.0 ! (1.33) 4.9   (1.04) 4.9 ! (1.58) 4.6 ! (2.05) 7.9 ! (2.45) 8.2 ! (3.11)   (†)
45- to 54-year-olds 2.4   (0.35) 2.5 ! (0.83) 2.8   (0.69) 2.0   (0.61) 2.6 ! (1.14) 1.8 ! (0.67) 2.3 ! (0.87)   (†)
55- to 64-year-olds 2.3   (0.32) 1.4 ! (0.46) 2.3   (0.57) 2.4 ! (0.73) 2.1 ! (0.94) 3.3   (0.93) 3.8 ! (1.22)   (†)
                                                 
Race/ethnicity                                                
White 3.1   (0.26) 2.0   (0.56) 3.3   (0.47) 3.0   (0.50) 3.7   (0.85) 3.4   (0.77) 3.8   (1.00) 2.4 ! (1.07)
Black 3.0   (0.47) 1.6 ! (0.78) 2.8   (0.80) 2.2 ! (1.05) 5.4 ! (2.12) 5.9 ! (2.01) 6.8 ! (2.72)   (†)
Hispanic 5.2   (0.78) 4.2   (1.18) 6.9   (1.76) 6.5 ! (2.27)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Asian 2.0 ! (0.83)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Pacific Islander   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
American Indian/Alaska
      Native
1.7 ! (0.86)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Two or more races 6.2 ! (2.24)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
  Percentage of population not in labor force2
Total percent
      not in labor force,2 
      ages 25 to 64
69.5   (0.64) 82.5   (1.03) 74.4   (0.98) 65.2   (1.48) 61.1   (1.88) 51.4   (1.63) 54.1   (2.06) 44.5   (2.79)
                                                 
Sex                                                
Males 66.4   (0.95) 79.4   (1.65) 71.4   (1.37) 60.4   (2.32) 56.3   (2.85) 48.0   (2.69) 49.4   (3.28) 44.5   (4.24)
Females 72.5   (0.82) 85.5   (1.23) 77.6   (1.22) 69.4   (1.77) 64.7   (2.64) 54.2   (1.86) 58.2   (2.37) 44.5   (3.93)
                                                 
Age group                                                
25- to 34-year-olds 57.8   (1.79) 77.2   (3.44) 62.8   (2.86) 52.4   (4.42) 38.0   (6.13) 39.5   (5.04) 39.4   (5.84) 40.0   (9.90)
35- to 44-year-olds 65.6   (1.44) 79.3   (2.83) 75.6   (2.10) 58.9   (3.47) 42.8   (4.74) 47.1   (4.07) 53.4   (5.06) 31.1   (6.39)
45- to 54-year-olds 69.6   (1.12) 79.9   (2.01) 74.9   (1.79) 66.3   (2.40) 66.2   (3.38) 46.7   (3.75) 47.7   (4.17) 43.8   (6.40)
55- to 64-year-olds 74.2   (0.90) 86.8   (1.35) 77.2   (1.41) 71.5   (2.29) 68.7   (2.69) 58.3   (2.50) 62.4   (3.14) 49.5   (4.46)
                                                 
Race/ethnicity                                                
White 67.0   (0.77) 82.7   (1.53) 72.1   (1.22) 65.3   (1.79) 58.4   (2.40) 49.4   (1.94) 51.8   (2.44) 43.2   (3.46)
Black 79.5   (1.35) 90.1   (2.16) 84.4   (1.71) 69.1   (3.70) 71.7   (4.72) 58.2   (4.65) 60.6   (5.43) 53.5   (8.60)
Hispanic 69.5   (1.49) 76.7   (2.26) 71.5   (2.79) 60.7   (3.61) 67.4   (5.49) 49.7   (5.23) 49.1   (6.51) 51.4   (10.30)
Asian 71.0   (3.42) 89.3   (4.19) 65.6   (6.66) 67.7   (10.34)   (†) 64.2   (7.59) 69.8   (7.13)   (†)
Pacific Islander   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
American Indian/Alaska
      Native
75.9   (3.61) 80.7   (7.30) 81.6   (4.48)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Two or more races 66.4   (3.93) 75.9   (8.75) 71.0   (6.94) 59.3   (8.72)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
†Not applicable.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
‡Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases for a reliable estimate or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1 Includes completion of high school through equivalency programs, such as a GED program.
2 The population not in the labor force consists of persons who are neither employed nor seeking employment.
NOTE: Data are based on sample surveys of the noninstitutionalized population, which excludes persons living in institutions (e.g., prisons or nursing facilities); data include military personnel who live in households with civilians, but exclude those who live in military barracks. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Standard errors were computed using replicate weights.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2015. (This table was prepared August 2016.)

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