Special Report

The Most and Least Educated States

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30. Missouri
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 30.2%
> Median earnings, all workers: $40,078 (20th lowest)
> Median earnings, bachelor’s degree holders: $51,217 (22nd lowest)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, all workers: 3.0% (16th lowest)
> Estimated unemployment rate, adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 1.5% (8th lowest — tied)

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29. North Dakota
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 30.4%
> Median earnings, all workers: $43,865 (16th highest)
> Median earnings, bachelor’s degree holders: $51,854 (25th highest)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, all workers: 2.0% (the lowest)
> Estimated unemployment rate, adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 0.6% (the lowest)

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28. Florida
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 30.7%
> Median earnings, all workers: $36,021 (5th lowest)
> Median earnings, bachelor’s degree holders: $47,810 (10th lowest)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, all workers: 3.7% (17th highest — tied)
> Estimated unemployment rate, adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 2.4% (10th highest — tied)

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27. Texas
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 30.8%
> Median earnings, all workers: $40,895 (25th highest)
> Median earnings, bachelor’s degree holders: $56,853 (14th highest)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, all workers: 3.5% (22nd lowest — tied)
> Estimated unemployment rate, adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 2.5% (8th highest — tied)

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26. Wisconsin
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 31.3%
> Median earnings, all workers: $42,222 (19th highest)
> Median earnings, bachelor’s degree holders: $52,425 (22nd highest)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, all workers: 2.6% (9th lowest)
> Estimated unemployment rate, adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 1.4% (5th lowest — tied)