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Postsecondary Education Value - Median Income vs. Unemployment

This chart shows the median income for the population 25 years and older by educational attainment for 2005 and the unemployment rate by educational attainment for July of the same year.

Graph of the Unemployment data found in the table on this page. Graph of the Median Income data found in the table on this page.

View this data for: 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | Trend of All Years

Select an education level in the table below to see a graph of this data over time.

Education Level Unemployment Rate Median Annual Income
Average 5.7% $ 35,164
Graduate / Professional Degree 2.6% $ 67,740
Baccalaureate Degree 3.2% $ 50,388
Some College / Associate Degree 5.4% $ 35,861
High School Graduate 6.7% $ 27,217
Less Than High School Graduate 10.0% $ 18,163

Other Median Income and Unemployment Data
50 State Comparison
California County Comparison

Source of Unemployment Data: Special data request from California Employment Development Department Labor Market Information  http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/.

Source of Median Income Data: U.S. Census Bureau American FactFinder  http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml.
Note: Data from non-census years are estimates based on surveys.
Please see the U. S. Census Bureau website for more detailed information.

 

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