|Table A7. Average number of formal work-related courses taken by participants 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|
|1 course||2 courses||3-4 courses||5 or more courses|
|Black or African American||1.8||64.1||19.8||10.7||5.4|
|All other races||2.1||58.2||20.2||14.1||7.6|
|Hispanic or Latino||2.2||53.2||20.6||13.4||12.7!|
|Age as of 2004|
|65 years or older||1.8||53.8||25.7||17.7||2.9!|
|Highest level of educational attainment|
|Less than a high school diploma or equivalent||1.5||66.8||18.9||12.3||‡|
|High school diploma or equivalent||1.9||56.4||20.6||16.9||6.2|
|Some college/vocational/associate's degree||2.1||52.7||20.6||15.8||10.9|
|Graduate or professional degree||2.2||42.7||23.6||26.8||6.9|
|Employment status in past week|
|Unemployed and looking for work||1.4||78.6||11.5||8.0||‡|
|Not in the labor force||1.8||59.0||20.4||14.8||5.8|
|Months employed in past 12 months2|
|Professional and managerial||2.2||45.8||23.6||22.7||7.9|
|Sales, service, and clerical||2.0||55.5||21.1||14.6||8.8|
|Trades and labor||2.0||54.6||23.6||15.5||6.4|
‡ 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.