Collaboratory: Labor Force Participation Rate

Percent of D/HH persons, age 26-64, who are in the labor force by highest education attained.

Source: 2011 American Community Survey public use data sample. Data analysis conducted using DataFerrett.

Comments: Data from the 2011 American Community Survey show that education has a significant impact on labor force participation for D/HH persons. About three quarters of individuals between the ages of 25 and 64 who have earned a bachelor's degree or higher participated in the labor force, while only about a third of those with less than a high school diploma participated.