Special Report

The Least Educated City in Every State

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Hawaii: Waipahu
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 17.1% (Hawaii: 33.0%)
> Median earnings, all workers: $32,408 (Hawaii: $42,588)
> Median earnings, bachelor’s degree holders: $41,701 (Hawaii: $51,652)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, all workers: 3.3% (Hawaii: 3.5%)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 2.6% (Hawaii: 2.0%)

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Idaho: Caldwell
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 13.7% (Idaho: 27.6%)
> Median earnings, all workers: $30,157 (Idaho: $35,182)
> Median earnings, bachelor’s degree holders: $40,504 (Idaho: $45,248)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, all workers: 4.6% (Idaho: 3.2%)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 4.0% (Idaho: 2.1%)

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Illinois: Cicero
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 9.0% (Illinois: 34.7%)
> Median earnings, all workers: $31,151 (Illinois: $43,390)
> Median earnings, bachelor’s degree holders: $38,590 (Illinois: $58,803)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, all workers: 3.8% (Illinois: 4.9%)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 3.8% (Illinois: 2.7%)

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Indiana: East Chicago
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 9.1% (Indiana: 26.5%)
> Median earnings, all workers: $28,648 (Indiana: $38,842)
> Median earnings, bachelor’s degree holders: $30,977 (Indiana: $50,751)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, all workers: 8.5% (Indiana: 3.8%)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 2.9% (Indiana: 1.9%)

Iowa: Clinton
> Adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 17.5% (Iowa: 28.6%)
> Median earnings, all workers: $34,041 (Iowa: $40,729)
> Median earnings, bachelor’s degree holders: $44,157 (Iowa: $51,947)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, all workers: 4.5% (Iowa: 2.9%)
> Estimated unemployment rate 2015-2019, adults with at least a bachelor’s degree: 2.8% (Iowa: 1.4%)

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