|Table A27. Number and percentage distribution of apprenticeship participants overall and in the labor force, by selected participant characteristics: 2004–05|
|Distribution of participants among|
|Selected characteristics|| Number of
| Number of apprenticeship
in labor force
|Adults||Labor force members|
|Black or African American||359,700||231,000||14.3||10.9|
|All other races||216,200||137,100||8.6||6.5|
|Hispanic or Latino||580,000||554,400||23.1||26.2|
|Age as of 2004|
|55 or more years||97,000||60,700||3.9||2.9|
|Highest level of educational attainment|
|Less than a high school diploma or equivalent||200,800||185,600||8.0||8.8|
|High school diploma or equivalent||1,046,000||767,600||41.7||36.2|
|Some college/vocational/associate's degree||851,800||770,000||34.0||36.3|
|Bachelorís degree or higher||409,000||396,000||16.3||18.7|
|Employment status in past week|
|Unemployed and looking for work||202,800!||202,800!||8.1!||9.6!|
|Not in the labor force||388,300||‡||15.5||‡|
|Months employed in past 12 months|
|Professional and managerial||335,900||335,900||13.4||15.8|
|Sales, service, and clerical||863,900||685,300||34.5||32.3|
|Trades and labor||1,188,500||1,087,100||47.4||51.3|
! Interpret with caution. Standard error is more than one-half the estimate.
‡ Reporting standards not met; too few cases for a reliable 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.
NOTE: This table shows, for example, that 1,754,900 males participated in apprenticeship programs in the past 12 months, and that 70.0 percent of all adult participants were male. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. This table includes adults who participated in an apprenticeship program at any time in the 12 months preceding the survey.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Adult Education Survey of the 2005 National Household Education Surveys Program.