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Table 10 Mean and standard deviation of numeracy skill scores by labor force status

From: Wage inequality, skill inequality, and employment: evidence and policy lessons from PIAAC

  Employed Unemployed Out-of-labor force
Country Mean Median sd Mean Median sd Mean Median sd
Canada 271.66 275.03 52.77 249.22 253.41 54.96 244.41 249.26 60.18
Denmark 285.54 288.93 48.64 265.43 268.74 50.13 256.54 258.59 53.32
Finland 289.70 291.94 48.45 271.21 275.33 56.99 263.58 268.26 56.19
France 261.14 265.48 54.22 244.86 248.02 53.51 241.27 247.33 58.27
Germany 278.43 282.07 49.97 248.43 248.90 49.07 251.74 255.49 58.35
Ireland 264.35 266.99 50.17 246.98 250.29 50.12 240.18 246.60 57.65
Italy 255.00 257.20 49.31 236.38 241.41 50.62 237.33 239.22 48.62
Japan 291.03 293.52 43.99 285.69 285.76 43.80 280.17 283.01 43.01
Austria 279.78 282.81 47.53 265.33 269.37 51.86 261.41 264.63 51.58
Netherlands 286.86 291.30 47.38 264.84 270.00 56.89 258.45 264.04 56.41
Belgium (Flanders) 287.18 290.62 48.64 278.17 277.92 49.09 263.51 268.61 51.53
Norway 285.05 289.47 51.31 256.80 262.47 55.71 252.44 258.59 57.47
Spain 256.24 259.84 47.77 234.72 238.83 50.43 229.33 236.39 53.53
Sweden 287.22 290.41 50.26 255.12 263.08 59.44 256.62 264.86 60.57
England/N. Ireland (UK) 269.80 272.30 51.69 236.61 238.70 55.69 244.25 246.64 57.51
USA 260.04 264.03 55.95 235.63 236.30 46.89 232.21 235.90 58.14
  1. Source: calculations based on PIAAC