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Table SA17. Standard errors of the percentage of employed participants in formal work-related courses who reported each level of usefulness of the skills and knowledge learned for their job or career, by selected adult characteristics: 2004–05
Characteristic Very useful Useful Somewhat useful Not too useful
Total 1.52 1.50 1.23 0.76
 
Sex
Male 2.60 2.09 1.99 1.03
Female 1.68 2.06 1.58 0.92
 
Race/ethnicity
White 1.77 1.60 1.35 0.87
Black or African American 4.72 3.75 3.87 2.59
All other races 6.02 6.00 5.74 2.30
Hispanic or Latino 3.92 7.39 7.05 1.58
 
Age as of 2004
16–24 years 6.60 6.72 6.51 4.07
25–34 years 3.02 3.33 2.57 1.74
35–44 years 3.07 4.14 2.85 1.06
45–54 years 2.58 2.65 1.76 1.36
55–64 years 2.84 2.85 2.94 1.01
65 years or older 5.84 7.12 4.06 1.83
 
Highest level of educational attainment
Less than a high school diploma or equivalent 10.87 5.91 10.44 3.40
High school diploma or equivalent 3.83 3.38 2.82 1.88
Some college/vocational/associate's degree 2.52 2.70 2.67 1.48
Bachelor’s degree 2.53 2.33 2.38 1.34
Graduate or professional degree 3.06 3.44 2.27 0.96
 
Employment status in past week
Full-time 1.67 1.64 1.42 0.81
Part-time 4.39 4.44 2.96 2.25
 
Months employed in past 12 months
1–11 months 3.25 3.26 2.48 1.65
12 months 1.75 1.55 1.49 0.77
 
Occupation
Professional and managerial 2.00 2.14 1.54 0.74
Sales, service, and clerical 2.40 2.59 2.43 1.23
Trades and labor 5.09 4.05 3.71 2.87
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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