Education pays in higher earnings and lower unemployment rates:
|Unemployment rate in 2006 (Percent)||Education attained||Median weekly earnings in 2006 (Dollars)|
|3.9||Some college, no degree||674|
|6.8||Less than a high school diploma||419|
Note: Data are 2006 annual averages for persons age 25 and over. Earnings are for full-time wage and salary workers. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey.