|Table A6. Average number of formal work-related courses taken by adults in the past 12 months and percentage distribution of the number of formal work-related courses taken, by selected adult characteristics: 2004-05|
|Characteristic||Average number of courses taken||Percentage distribution of the number of courses taken|
|0 courses||1 course||2 courses||3-4 courses||5 or more courses|
|Black or African American||0.5||73.0||17.3||5.3||2.9||1.5|
|All other races||0.5||76.2||13.9||4.8||3.4||1.8|
|Hispanic or Latino||0.4||83.2||8.9||3.5||2.3||2.1!|
|Age as of 2004|
|65 years or older||0.1||94.8||2.8||1.3||0.9||0.2!|
|Highest level of educational attainment|
|Less than a high school diploma or equivalent||0.1||95.8||2.8||0.8||0.5||‡|
|High school diploma or equivalent||0.3||83.5||9.3||3.4||2.8||1.0|
|Some college/vocational/associate's degree||0.7||68.6||16.5||6.4||5.0||3.4|
|Graduate or professional degree||1.1||49.4||21.6||11.9||13.6||3.5|
|Employment status in past week|
|Unemployed and looking for work||0.2||86.3||10.8||1.6||1.1||‡|
|Not in the labor force||0.1||94.3||3.3||1.2||0.8||0.3|
|Months employed in past 12 months2|
|Professional and managerial||1.2||43.7||25.8||13.3||12.8||4.4|
|Sales, service, and clerical||0.6||69.4||17.0||6.4||4.5||2.7|
|Trades and labor||0.4||81.3||10.2||4.4||2.9||1.2|
‡ I Reporting standards not met. Too few cases to report.
! Interpret with caution. Standard error is more than one-half the estimate.
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.