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Table A3. Percentage distribution of adults according to demographic, educational, and labor force characteristics, by participation status in formal and informal work-related education: 2002–03
Characteristic   Among adults participating in
All adults 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
  Total100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
Sex
Male47.850.747.451.054.443.1
Female52.249.352.649.045.656.9
Race/ethnicity1
White72.272.775.372.669.871.4
Black11.210.710.610.810.912.0
Hispanic11.711.39.011.413.912.5
Other1.81.71.71.71.71.9
Age as of 2002
16–24 years11.614.310.814.618.37.2
25–34 years17.922.022.522.121.511.1
35–44 years21.926.027.125.924.715.0
45–54 years19.221.524.821.617.715.4
55–64 years13.011.111.310.810.816.1
65 years or older16.45.13.54.96.935.2
Highest level of education attainment
High school diploma or less29.626.120.825.632.035.6
Some college but no degree19.821.520.721.622.417.0
Vocational/associateís degree8.39.710.29.79.25.9
Bachelorís degree15.620.024.520.114.88.2
Graduate or professional degree11.014.519.414.79.05.2
Employment status in the past 12 months
Full-time55.274.380.974.866.524.2
Part-time13.115.412.915.618.39.3
Not employed31.810.36.29.515.266.5
Months employed in the past 12 months
12 months73.974.777.874.470.970.9
1–11 months19.019.318.019.621.017.4
Not in the labor force7.16.04.26.08.111.7
Occupation2
Professional/managerial31.035.145.235.422.714.4
Sales/service/clerical45.043.940.943.647.649.6
Trade and labor23.921.013.821.029.736.0
Size of employer2
Fewer than 25 employees27.323.519.523.428.442.6
25–99 employees12.712.211.212.313.414.7
100–499 employees15.415.815.516.116.113.8
500 or more employees44.648.553.748.242.229.0
Continuing education required for occupation
Yes26.733.842.433.824.114.8
No73.366.257.666.275.985.2
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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