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Unemployment rate, by gender and education, 2000–2011

Gender Education 2000 2007 2010 2011 Change
2007–2010
All 4.0% 4.6% 9.6% 8.9% 5.0
Men Total 3.9% 4.7% 10.5% 9.4% 5.8
Less than high school 8.6 9.7 18.8 17.1 9.1
High school 4.3 5.6 13.2 11.8 7.5
Some college 3.0 4.0 9.9 8.8 5.9
College degree 1.8 2.4 5.9 5.2 3.5
Advanced degree 1.4 1.6 3.3 3.2 1.7
Women Total 4.1% 4.5% 8.6% 8.5% 4.1
Less than high school 10.6 11.2 18.6 19.0 7.4
High school 4.4 5.2 10.4 10.1 5.2
Some college 3.2 4.0 8.3 8.5 4.3
College degree 2.2 2.5 5.4 5.1 2.9
Advanced degree 1.5 1.8 3.8 3.4 2.0

Source: Authors' analysis of basic monthly Current Population Survey microdata

Updated May 15, 2012

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