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  Trends and Challenges for Work in the 21st Century
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AN OVERVIEW OF ECONOMIC, SOCIAL,
AND DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS
AFFECTING THE US LABOR MARKET

Robert I. Lerman
Stefanie R. Schmidt
The Urban Institute

(Text Only) Table 2: Participation in Job-Related Education and Training and Professional Training by Age Group in the US and Other Selected Countries

United States Total % Participating in job-related continuing education and training
all workers
44.5
15-24 year olds 42.4
25-44 year olds 46.4
45-54 year olds 45.7
55-64 year olds 36.8

United States Paid by employer % Participating in job-related continuing education and training
all workers
31.7
15-24 year olds 11.7
25-44 year olds 36.2
45-54 year olds 36.2
55-64 year olds 25.8

United States Total % Participating in professional and career upgrading training
all workers
29.7
15-24 year olds 9.4
25-44 year olds 32.5
45-54 year olds 35.8
55-64 year olds 28.4

United States Paid by employer % Participating in professional and career upgrading training
all workers
24.1
15-24 year olds 6.2
25-44 year olds 26.9
45-54 year olds 29.4
55-64 year olds 21.4


United Kingdom Total % Participating in job-related continuing education and training
all workers
50.2
15-24 year olds 55.6
25-44 year olds 55.2
45-54 year olds 42.8
55-64 year olds 32.1

United Kingdom Paid by employer % Participating in job-related continuing education and training
all workers
39.2
15-24 year olds 30.3
25-44 year olds 46.3
45-54 year olds 35.3
55-64 year olds 27.2

United Kingdom Total % Participating in professional and career upgrading training
all workers
15.4
15-24 year olds 14.4
25-44 year olds 18.1
45-54 year olds 13.1
55-64 year olds 8.6

United Kingdom Paid by employer % Participating in professional and career upgrading training
all workers
12.9
15-24 year olds 12.1
25-44 year olds 15.0
45-54 year olds 11.1
55-64 year olds 7.4


Switzerland Total % Participating in job-related continuing education and training
all workers
31.9
15-24 year olds 34.5
25-44 year olds 33.9
45-54 year olds 29.7
55-64 year olds 25.2

Switzerland Paid by employer % Participating in job-related continuing education and training
all workers
20.1
15-24 year olds 23.5
25-44 year olds 20.9
45-54 year olds 18.9
55-64 year olds 15.9

Switzerland Total % Participating in professional and career upgrading training
all workers
26.0
15-24 year olds 21.0
25-44 year olds 28.7
45-54 year olds 25.6
55-64 year olds 20.7

Switzerland Paid by employer % Participating in professional and career upgrading training
all workers
16.8
15-24 year olds 12.6
25-44 year olds 17.8
45-54 year olds 18.8
55-64 year olds 12.9


10-Country Average Total % Participating in job-related continuing education and training
all workers
34.2
15-24 year olds 38.8
25-44 year olds 35.6
45-54 year olds 30.8
55-64 year olds 23.3

10 Country Average Paid by employer % Participating in job-related continuing education and training
all workers
22.7
15-24 year olds 16.0
25-44 year olds 25.7
45-54 year olds 22.6
55-64 year olds 17.4

10 Country Average Total % Participating in professional and career upgrading training
all workers
20.6
15-24 year olds 15.2
25-44 year olds 22.8
45-54 year olds 21.1
55-64 year olds 15.4

10 Country Average Paid by employer % Participating in professional and career upgrading training
all workers
14.9
15-24 year olds 9.1
25-44 year olds 16.8
45-54 year olds 15.8
55-64 year olds 11.5





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