Special Report

The Most and Least Educated States

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45. Nevada
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 25.7%
> Median earnings, all workers: $39,505 (16th lowest)
> Median earnings, bachelor’s degree holders: $50,293 (13th lowest)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, all workers: 4.1% (9th highest — tied)
> Estimated unemployment rate, adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 2.9% (2nd highest — tied)

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44. Oklahoma
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 26.2%
> Median earnings, all workers: $38,088 (13th lowest)
> Median earnings, bachelor’s degree holders: $47,828 (11th lowest)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, all workers: 3.6% (25th highest — tied)
> Estimated unemployment rate, adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 1.8% (17th lowest)

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43. Alabama
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 26.3%
> Median earnings, all workers: $37,217 (8th lowest)
> Median earnings, bachelor’s degree holders: $50,643 (16th lowest)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, all workers: 4.1% (9th highest — tied)
> Estimated unemployment rate, adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 1.9% (18th lowest — tied)

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42. Indiana
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 26.9%
> Median earnings, all workers: $39,833 (18th lowest)
> Median earnings, bachelor’s degree holders: $50,630 (14th lowest)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, all workers: 3.3% (20th lowest — tied)
> Estimated unemployment rate, adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 1.6% (11th lowest — tied)

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41. New Mexico
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 27.7%
> Median earnings, all workers: $35,284 (3rd lowest)
> Median earnings, bachelor’s degree holders: $45,109 (3rd lowest)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, all workers: 5.0% (3rd highest)
> Estimated unemployment rate, adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 2.6% (6th highest — tied)