75% Of Working Men Have No Formal Qualifications Compared To 55% Of Women – STATIN

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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.



Tyrone Reid is a multi-award winning investigative journalist, Jamaica’s Journalist of the Year for 2015 and a two-time United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Caribbean Media Award recipient. Reid is undoubtedly in enviable company as his investigative works have been awarded in print, television and radio. He is also the journalist who has won the most individual awards from the coveted Jamaica Broiler’s Group Fair Play Awards. Reid is currently the News and Current Affairs Editor at Nationwide News Network and also one of the Region’s leading investigative journalists.


One thought on “75% Of Working Men Have No Formal Qualifications Compared To 55% Of Women – STATIN

  1. Anthony Lewis

    Could media houses stop talking in 2020 about “CXC subjects”? The exam is CSEC. CXC is the institution that sets the exam.

    That aside, the first part of the story is confusing. What percentage of the workforce has or doesn’t have qualifications?

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