The Statistical Institute of Jamaica, STATIN, is reporting that about 460,800 or 75 percent of men in the country’s employed labour force have no formal qualifications.
This, compared to 266, 200 or 54.7% of females in the same category.
According to STATIN, 75 percent of men and 54.7 percent of women “may have some years of primary and secondary school education or vocational training”.
The data was contained in an infographic the Statistical Institute posted on Instagram on International Day of Education last Friday.
The infographic also showed that only 9.8-per cent of employed men have a university degree compared to 21.3-per cent of women in the employed labour force.
STATIN also revealed that only 12.4-per cent of women in the employed labour force have five or more CXC subjects at the General level or at the GCE O level.
In that category, only 6.2-per cent of employed men have five or more subjects.
According to STATIN, 11.7-per cent of women in the employed labour force have passed between 1 and 4 CXC subjects at the General level or at the GCE O level in comparison to 9.5-per cent of men.