Key Indicators of the Labour Market 2015 KILM

14. Educational attainment and illiteracy

KILM 14 reflects the levels and distribution of the knowledge and skills base of the labour force and the unemployed. Tables 14a and 14b show the distribution of the educational attainment of the labour force and the unemployed for 137 and 141 countries, respectively, according to five levels of schooling – less than one year, pre-primary level, primary level, secondary level, and tertiary level.

Harvesting information from international data repositories as well as regional and national statistical sources, the KILM offers data for over 200 countries. The 17 indicators provide detailed information related to 36 data tables, including indicators on employment (occupation, status, sector, hours, etc.), labour underutilization and the characteristics of job seekers, education, wages, labour productivity and working poverty. Taken together, these indicators provide a strong foundation from which to address key questions related to productive employment and decent work.