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Table A2. Number of adults who participated in formal and informal work-related education, by selected characteristics: 2002-03
    Number of adults (thousands) participating in
Characteristic Total
number of adults
(thousands)
Any
formal or informal work-
related education
Any formal work-
related course
Any informal work- related learning activity Both formal and informal Neither formal nor informal
Total 206,533 129,181 68,499 120,441 59,760 77,352
Sex
Male 98,793 65,451 32,458 61,406 28,413 33,341
Female 107,740 63,729 36,041 59,035 31,347 44,011
Race/ethnicity1
White 149,135 93,932 51,552 87,461 45,081 55,203
Black 23,151 13,860 7,245 12,978 6,363 9,291
Hispanic 24,248 14,584 6,150 13,734 5,299 9,664
Other 9,998 6,804 3,553 6,268 3,017 3,194
Age as of 2002
16–24 years 24,053 18,509 7,423 17,637 6,551 5,544
25–34 years 37,024 28,465 15,401 26,675 13,611 8,559
35–44 years 45,199 33,576 18,569 31,198 16,191 11,624
45–54 years 39,635 27,722 16,962 25,968 15,207 11,913
55–64 years 26,811 14,335 7,766 13,057 6,488 12,477
65 years or older 33,810 6,573 2,378 5,906 1,711 27,237
Highest level of education attainment          
High school diploma or less 93,551 44,234 17,240 40,794 13,800 49,317
Some college but no degree 40,944 27,798 14,209 25,984 12,395 13,146
Vocational/associate's degree 17,111 12,584 6,974 11,732 6,121 4,527
Bachelor's degree 32,122 25,816 16,814 24,201 15,199 6,306
Graduate or professional degree 22,804 18,748 13,263 17,730 12,245 4,056
Employment status in past 12 months          
Full-time 118,064 96,938 55,678 90,960 49,693 20,950
Part-time 27,966 20,070 8,881 18,986 7,805 8,072
Not employed 60,503 12,173 3,940 10,495 2,262 48,330
Months employed in past 12 months          
12 months 107,971 87,396 50,217 81,855 44,676 20,576
1–11 months 38,058 29,612 14,342 28,091 12,821 8,446
Not in the labor force 60,503 12,173 3,940 10,495 2,262 48,330
Occupation2
Professional/managerial 45,292 41,119 29,207 38,967 27,054 4,173
Sales/service/clerical 65,769 51,373 26,433 47,916 22,976 14,396
Trade and labor 34,969 24,516 8,919 23,063 7,467 10,453
Size of employer2
Fewer than 25 employees 39,828 27,472 12,598 25,727 10,853 12,355
25–99 employees 18,527 14,268 7,252 13,574 6,557 4,258
100–499 employees 22,475 18,469 10,038 17,666 9,236 4,006
500 or more employees 65,201 56,798 34,671 52,979 30,852 8,403
Continuing education required for
occupation
           
Yes 55,154 43,670 29,016 40,687 26,033 11,484
No 151,378 85,510 39,483 79,754 33,727 65,868
1 Black includes African American, Hispanic includes Latino, and Other includes Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native, those with more than one race, and those of other (unspecified) race. 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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