Literacy in the labor force: results from the National Adult Literacy Survey
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The Literacy Proficiencies
The Literacy Proficiencies of Key Demographic
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05 significance 60-point increase Adult Literacy Survey Age group assessment average basic skills training blue-collar workers Center for Education Current Population Survey Department of Education difficulty value diploma or GED disability document and quantitative document scale earnings models Education Statistics educational attainment Educational Testing Service employability employed adults employees employment enrolled formal schooling full-time employed full-time workers High-school diploma Hispanic labor force participants labor force reserve literacy level literacy scale literacy skills literacy tasks mean literacy mean proficiencies mean scores multivariate statistical multivariate statistical analysis National Adult Literacy National Center Numbers in parentheses occupational groups parentheses are standard percent percentage performed in Level postsecondary prose and quantitative Prose Document Quantitative prose proficiencies prose scale quantitative literacy quantitative proficiencies quantitative scale race/ethnicity range require the reader respondents scored in Level SOURCE standard deviations standard errors statistically significant subgroups Table Two-year degree U.S. Bureau U.S. Census Bureau U.S. Department unemployed young adults