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Education and the Workforce

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The American workforce is becoming increasingly educated as younger generations replace older ones. Over the past 30 years, the fraction of American workers who did not graduate from high school plummeted from about 36% in 1970 to 10% in 2003. Meanwhile, the share of workers with at least a college degree more than doubled, rising from about 14% to 32%. In 2003, the proportion of workers in Fourth District states who had at least a college degree was below the U.S. average, while the proportion of workers with a high school diploma was above average.

Series Title: Economic Trends
Title: Education and the Workforce
Type: Economic Trends

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