Percent of D/HH persons, age 26-64, who are unemployed 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 reducing unemployment. The unemployment rate for D/HH individuals with a bachelor's degree or higher was 8 percent or less, while the rate tended to be greater than 20 percent for those with less than a high school diploma. This at a time when the national average was over eight percent.