Table 1

Share of total and poverty-wage workforce by educational attainment, 2011

Education Share of poverty-wage workforce Share of total workforce
Less than high school 18.5 percent 8.4 percent
High school 35.8 percent 28.0 percent
Associate’s degree 8.6 percent 10.7 percent
Some college 26.4 percent 19.7 percent
Bachelor’s or higher 10.7 percent 33.2 percent


Note: Poverty-wage workforce refers to workers living at or below the poverty threshold for a family of four.

Source: Author’s analysis of Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata

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