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Table A2. Percentage distribution of adults, of participants in formal work-related courses, and of non-participants, by selected adult characteristics: 2004-05
Characteristic All adults Participants in formal work-related courses Non-participants in formal work-related courses
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0
       
Sex
Male 48.0 43.7 49.6
Female 52.0 56.4 50.4
       
Race/ethnicity1
White 69.3 74.7 67.3
Black or African American 11.1 11.1 11.1
All other races 7.3 6.4 7.6
Hispanic or Latino 12.3 7.7 14.1
       
Age as of 2004
16-24 years 11.9 9.4 12.8
25-34 years 18.3 21.6 17.1
35-44 years 20.3 25.4 18.4
45-54 years 19.8 26.8 17.2
55-64 years 13.7 13.8 13.7
65 years or older 16.0 3.1 20.8
       
Highest level of educational attainment
Less than a high school diploma or equivalent 14.7 2.3 19.2
High school diploma or equivalent 30.4 18.7 34.7
Some college/vocational/associate's degree 27.7 32.2 26.0
Bachelorís degree 17.6 28.6 13.5
Graduate or professional degree 9.7 18.2 6.5
       
Employment status in past week
Employed 63.1 90.8 52.9
Full-time 50.3 75.6 41.0
Part-time 12.8 15.2 11.9
Not employed 36.9 9.2 47.2
Unemployed and looking for work 4.7 2.4 5.5
Not in the labor force 32.2 6.8 41.6
       
Months employed in past 12 months2
1-11 months 27.4 21.7 30.6
12 months 72.6 78.3 69.4
       
Occupation2
Professional and managerial 31.9 50.1 21.7
Sales, service, and clerical 43.4 37.0 47.0
Trades and labor 24.7 12.9 31.3
1 All other races includes Asian/Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian, American Indian, Alaska Native, those of more than one race, and those of other (unspecified) race. Race categories exclude those of Hispanic origin.
2 Includes only adults who worked in the past 12 months.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Adult Education Survey of the 2005 National Household Education Surveys Program.

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