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Table 6 Employment, unemployment, and inactivity rates of individuals aged 25–64 years by different education levels (in %)

From: The German labor market after the Great Recession: successful reforms and future challenges

  Germany EU-27
Total Men Women Total Men Women
High education (ISCED1 level 5–6)
 Employed 87.9 91 84 83.7 87.4 80.4
 Unemployed 2.4 2.3 2.7 5.0 4.7 5.4
 Inactive 9.9 6.9 13.7 11.8 8.3 15.1
Low education (ISCED1 level 0–2)
 Employed 56.6 66.8 49.2 53.5 64.5 43.3
 Unemployed 13.9 15.7 12.1 14.8 14.7 14.9
 Inactive 34.4 20.8 43.9 37.2 24.5 49.2
  1. Source: EU-LFS 2011.
  2. Notes: 1 The International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) of the OECD divides the levels of education in six categories: Pre-primary (level 1), primary (2), lower (3) and upper (4) secondary education, tertiary (5) education, and advanced research programs (6) leading to the award of an advanced research qualification.