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Table SA2. Standard errors for table A2: Number of adults who participated in formal and informal work-related adult 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 1,782 1,133 1,053 1,124 1,031 1,133
Sex            
Male 1,666 789 890 806 825 789
Female 1,474 838 696 883 676 838
Race/ethnicity            
White 609 900 968 928 972 854
Black 525 421 364 420 335 424
Hispanic 793 506 422 495 374 494
Other 614 405 266 390 243 385
Age as of 2002            
16–24 years 634 651 494 651 464 411
25–34 years 907 892 675 889 634 607
35–44 years 962 895 642 887 624 654
45–54 years 957 891 649 849 608 703
55–64 years 641 502 286 511 267 530
65 years or older 635 309 146 296 121 580
Highest level of education attainment            
High school diploma or less 950 1,093 682 998 588 1,079
Some college but no degree 817 752 686 708 620 580
Vocational/associateís degree 623 532 311 524 309 302
Bachelorís degree 684 562 481 556 473 448
Graduate or professional degree 597 512 471 508 454 308
Employment status in the past 12 months            
Full-time 1,068 1,190 993 1,169 993 871
Part-time 810 647 415 649 399 551
Not employed 820 601 292 549 219 749
Months employed in the past 12 months            
12 months 980 1,201 949 1,149 919 835
1–11 months 940 788 584 788 576 602
Not in the labor force 820 601 292 549 219 749
Occupation            
Professional/managerial 853 769 731 784 739 352
Sales/service/clerical 1,115 1,028 740 995 730 806
Trade and labor 1,018 908 552 860 516 728
Size of employer            
Fewer than 25 employees 1,056 896 473 897 443 782
25–99 employees 746 680 407 673 376 450
100–499 employees 781 687 469 663 453 396
500 or more employees 1,093 1,041 817 1,016 780 490
Continuing education required for occupation            
Yes 1,094 1,049 875 972 778 517
No 1,094 1,190 927 1,119 891 1,128
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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