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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 2006 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 5.1% $ 35,297
Graduate / Professional Degree 2.4% $ 71,060
Baccalaureate Degree 3.0% $ 50,941
Some College / Associate Degree 4.3% $ 36,015
High School Graduate 6.0% $ 27,461
Less Than High School Graduate 9.5% $ 18,487

Other Median Income and Unemployment Data
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Source of Unemployment Data: Special data request from California Employment Development Department Labor Market Information

Source of Median Income Data: U.S. Census Bureau American FactFinder
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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