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Table SA8. Standard errors of the average number of hours spent in formal work-related courses by participants in the past 12 months and percentage distribution of the number of hours spent, by selected adult characteristics: 2004–05
Characteristic Average number of hours spent in courses Percentage distribution of the number of hours spent
1–4 hours 5–8 hours 9–20 hours 21–40 hours 41 or more hours
Total 2.18 1.29 1.38 1.12 1.16 1.30
             
Sex            
Male 3.57 1.86 2.58 1.90 1.79 2.29
Female 2.52 1.86 1.53 1.34 1.46 1.56
             
Race/ethnicity            
White 2.29 1.47 1.28 1.17 1.38 1.54
Black or African American 8.45 4.57 4.12 3.23 2.93 3.81
All other races 9.84 5.68 3.11 5.50 3.79 5.56
Hispanic or Latino 6.48 4.64 5.95 5.21 3.59 6.92
             
Age as of 2004            
16–24 years 7.67 7.72 5.32 3.64 3.87 5.48
25–34 years 3.84 2.23 3.56 2.27 2.48 2.55
35–44 years 3.30 2.76 2.40 2.44 2.02 2.71
45–54 years 4.07 1.99 2.15 2.17 2.10 2.55
55–64 years 4.28 1.58 2.51 2.45 2.57 2.47
65 years or older 29.33 3.16 6.16 4.91 3.09 7.12
             
Highest level of educational attainment            
Less than a high school diploma or equivalent 5.33 8.73 7.64 7.41 6.24 6.40
High school diploma or equivalent 6.32 2.78 3.72 2.27 2.10 2.93
Some college/vocational/associate's degree 4.36 2.69 2.09 2.02 2.17 2.74
Bachelor’s degree 2.80 2.06 2.07 2.27 2.29 2.19
Graduate or professional degree 2.81 3.44 1.78 2.23 2.48 3.06
             
Employment status in past week            
Employed 1.97 1.36 1.54 1.12 1.19 1.42
Full-time 2.23 1.14 1.51 1.23 1.26 1.59
Part-time 4.85 5.35 3.45 2.82 2.54 2.96
Not employed 10.59 4.37 3.14 3.41 2.69 4.09
Unemployed and looking for work 9.78 6.97 5.87 5.01 6.80 9.48
Not in the labor force 14.10 5.58 3.90 4.17 2.81 4.55
             
Months employed in past 12 months            
1–11 months 5.89 4.12 2.64 2.22 2.70 3.34
12 months 1.80 1.27 1.41 1.31 1.24 1.44
             
Occupation            
Professional and managerial 2.24 2.01 1.43 1.44 1.46 1.57
Sales, service, and clerical 3.45 2.72 2.55 1.78 2.05 2.59
Trades and labor 8.17 2.61 4.29 3.17 3.47 4.96
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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