Unemployment rates of various demographic groups, May 2007 and May 2013
|May 2007||May 2013||Ratio|
|Workers age 25 and older|
|Less than high school||6.6||11.1||1.7|
|Bachelor’s and advanced degree||2.0||3.8||1.9|
|Workers under age 25, not enrolled in further schooling|
|High school degree||11.6*||19.8*||1.7|
|Bachelor’s and advanced degree||5.1*||8.2*||1.6|
|Management, professional, and related occupations||2.0*||3.9*||2.0|
|Sales and office occupations||4.3*||7.6*||1.7|
|Construction and extraction occupations||7.1*||13.8*||1.9|
|Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations||3.7*||5.9*||1.6|
|Production, transportation, and material moving occupations||5.7*||9.5*||1.7|
View the underlying data on epi.org.
* This is a 12-month average (prior June to given May). The monthly values for this series are not seasonally adjusted.
Source: Author's analysis of the Current Population Survey public data series