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Quarterly Labour Force Survey Found Less Than 10 Per Cent Of The Working Population Have Post-Secondary Degrees

THE first-ever local continuous quarterly Labour Force Survey (LFS) has found that less than 10 per cent of the working population have post-secondary degrees. According to the report 5.6 per cent of the working-class have post-secondary certifications and qualifications. The study, which was done in the third quarter of 2017, has revealed that only 2.3 per cent of the population have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, 0.3 per cent have a Masters, and 0.2 per cent have Doctorates or the equivalent. Statistics have also shown that 9.9 per cent of the working population received no schooling, while the majority of the working class have primary education, which was recorded at 48.3 per cent, and upper secondary education at 24.3 per cent. In the third quarter of 2017, the total population aged 15 and above residing in Guyana was 550,831 persons, with the majority, some 72.3 per cent, being based in urban areas.

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