Educational attainment, employment, and unemployment among African Americans

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, The Editor’s Desk, February 25, 2015

In the early 1990s, more than half of employed African Americans age 25 and older had completed no more than a high school education. In 2014, more than three-fifths of employed African Americans had completed at least some college. …. Among all people age 25 and older, unemployment rates for those who did not complete high school ranged from 6 percent to nearly 15 percent over the 1992–2014 period. Rates for people with a bachelor’s degree or more education were sometimes less than 2 percent and never over 5 percent. (These unemployment rates are averages for entire years.) ….