Table B.2.9
Literacy and numeracy — Averages and proficiency levels of population aged 16 to 65, by labour force status, Canada, 2012

Table B.2.9
Literacy and numeracy — Averages and proficiency levels of population aged 16 to 65, by labour force status, Canada, 2012
Table summary
This table displays the results of literacy and numeracy — averages and proficiency levels of population aged 16 to 65. The information is grouped by skill and labour force status (appearing as row headers), average, standard error, below level 1, level 1, level 2, level 3 and level 4 or 5, calculated using percent and standard error units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Skill and labour force status Average Standard error Below level 1 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 or 5
percent standard error percent standard error percent standard error percent standard error percent standard error
Literacy  
Total 273.5 (0.6) 3.8 (0.2) 12.7 (0.5) 32.0 (0.7) 37.6 (0.7) 13.9 (0.5)
Employed 278.3 (0.6) 2.7 (0.2) 11.2 (0.4) 31.0 (0.7) 39.6 (0.8) 15.5 (0.6)
Unemployed 265.1 (2.8) 4.5 (1.2) 15.2 (2.2) 36.6 (2.9) 34.1 (3.1) 9.5 (1.8)
Not in labour force 256.7 (1.5) 8.2 (0.8) 18.0 (1.1) 34.6 (1.5) 30.8 (1.2) 8.5 (0.8)
Numeracy  
Total 265.5 (0.7) 6.0 (0.3) 16.6 (0.5) 32.1 (0.5) 32.6 (0.7) 12.7 (0.4)
Employed 271.8 (0.7) 4.0 (0.3) 14.7 (0.5) 32.0 (0.6) 34.9 (0.8) 14.4 (0.5)
Unemployed 249.4 (2.9) 9.4 (1.8) 22.5 (2.9) 34.3 (2.9) 27.3 (3.3) 6.5 (1.7)
Not in labour force 244.8 (1.5) 12.6 (0.9) 22.6 (1.0) 32.3 (1.3) 25.3 (1.1) 7.2 (0.7)
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