Nova Scotia’s share of the working age population (ages 25-64) with trade, college, or university educational attainment is up two percentage points to 67 per cent, from the 2013 baseline of 65 per cent. As the baby boomers retire, this trend should accelerate.
year rate 2000 56 2001 57 2002 57 2003 58 2004 59 2005 59 2006 59 2007 60 2008 58 2009 60 2010 63 2011 63 2012 64 2013 65 2014 65 2015 67 2016 67
What this means
A greater share of the Nova Scotian workforce is highly educated, preparing them for jobs with higher skill requirements. In large part, this trend reflects demographic shifts – as younger, higher educated cohorts age and enter the workforce and older cohorts with lower educational attainment rates retire and leave the workforce, causing the overall education level to increase.
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