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Table A1. Percentage of adults who participated in formal and informal work-related education, by selected characteristics: 2002-03
  Percentage of adults
participating in
  Percentage distribution
of adults participating in
  Among participants, percentage distribution participating in
Characteristic Any formal or informal work-
related education
Any formal work-
related course
Any informal work-
related learning activity
  Formal work-
related course only
Informal work-
related learning activity only
Both Neither   Formal work-
related course only
Informal work-
related learning activity only
Both
Total 62.5 33.2 58.3 4.2 29.4 28.9 37.5 6.8 47.0 46.3
Sex
Male 66.3 32.9 62.2 4.1 33.4 28.8 33.7 6.2 50.4 43.4
Female 59.2 33.5 54.8 4.4 25.7 29.1 40.8 7.4 43.4 49.2
Race/ethnicity 1
White 63.0 34.6 58.6 4.3 28.4 30.2 37.0 6.9 45.1 48.0
Black 59.9 31.3 56.1 3.8 28.6 27.5 40.1 6.4 47.7 45.9
Hispanic 60.1 25.4 56.6 3.5 34.8 21.9 39.9 5.8 57.8 36.3
Other 68.1 35.5 62.7 5.4 32.5 30.2 31.9 7.9 47.8 44.3
Age as of 2002
16–24 years 77.0 30.9 73.3 3.6 46.1 27.2 23.0 4.7 59.9 35.4
25–34 years 76.9 41.6 72.0 4.8 35.3 36.8 23.1 6.3 45.9 47.8
35–44 years 74.3 41.1 69.0 5.3 33.2 35.8 25.7 7.1 44.7 48.2
45–54 years 69.9 42.8 65.5 4.4 27.1 38.4 30.1 6.3 38.8 54.9
55–64 years 53.5 29.0 48.7 4.8 24.5 24.2 46.5 8.9 45.8 45.3
65 years or older 19.4 7.0 17.5 2.0 12.4 5.1 80.6 10.2 63.8 26.0
Highest level of education attainment
High school diploma or less 47.3 18.4 43.6 3.7 28.9 14.8 52.7 7.8 61.0 31.2
Some college but no degree 67.9 34.7 63.5 4.4 33.2 30.3 32.1 6.5 48.9 44.6
Vocational/associate's degree 73.5 40.8 68.6 5.0 32.8 35.8 26.5 6.8 44.6 48.6
Bachelor's degree 80.4 52.3 75.3 5.0 28.0 47.3 19.6 6.3 34.9 58.9
Graduate or professional degree 82.2 58.2 77.8   4.5 24.1 53.7 17.8   5.4 29.3 65.3
Employment status in past 12 months
Full-time 83.3 49.0 78.2 5.0 34.3 44.0 16.7 6.0 41.1 52.8
Part-time 72.8 33.0 68.9 3.8 39.8 29.2 27.2 5.3 54.7 40.1
Not employed 20.1 6.5 17.3 2.8 13.6 3.7 79.9 13.8 67.6 18.6
Months employed in past 12 months
12 months 80.9 46.5 75.8 5.1 34.4 41.4 19.1 6.3 42.5 51.1
1–11 months 77.8 37.7 73.8 4.0 40.1 33.7 22.2 5.1 51.6 43.3
Not in the labor force 20.1 6.5 17.3 2.8 13.6 3.7 79.9 13.8 67.6 18.6
Occupation 2
Professional/managerial 90.8 64.5 86.0 4.8 26.3 59.7 9.2 5.2 29.0 65.8
Sales/service/clerical 78.1 40.2 72.9 5.3 37.9 34.9 21.9 6.7 48.5 44.7
Trade and labor 70.1 25.5 66.0 4.2 44.6 21.4 29.9 5.9 63.6 30.5
Size of employer 2
Fewer than 25 employees 69.0 31.6 64.6 4.4 37.3 27.3 31.0 6.4 54.1 39.5
25–99 employees 77.0 39.1 73.3 3.7 37.9 35.4 23.0 4.9 49.2 46.0
100-499 employees 82.2 44.7 78.6 3.6 37.5 41.1 17.8 4.3 45.6 50.0
500 or more employees 87.1 53.2 81.3 5.9 33.9 47.3 12.9 6.7 39.0 54.3
Continuing education required for occupation
Yes 79.2 52.6 73.8 5.4 26.6 47.2 20.8 6.8 33.6 59.6
No 56.5 26.1 52.7   3.8 30.4 22.3 43.5   6.7 53.8 39.4
1 Black includes African American, Hispanic includes Latino, and Other includes Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native, and those with more than one race or who identified themselves with another race not shown in the table. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin unless specified.
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 for Work-Related Reasons Survey of the 2003 National Household Education Surveys Program.

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