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Percent distribution of the civilian labor force, ages 25 to 64 years, by sex and educational attainment, 1970 and 2012

Year and Sex

Educational Attainment

Less than a high school diploma

High school diploma,no college

Some college, no degree

College graduates

      1970

Women

33.5

44.3

10.9

11.2

Men

37.5

34.5

12.2

15.7

      2012

Women

6.8

25.5

30.4

38

Men

10

29.4

26

34.6


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Current Population Survey (CPS)/ Graph by the Women's Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor.