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Literacy in the Labor Force (1999)

Results from the National Adult Literacy Survey

This report analyzes the literacy proficiencies of the civilian labor force in the US, as well as the employed and unemployed, and selected demographic and socioeconomic subgroups of employed civilians. It also compares literacy skills found in major occupations and industries, and analyzes the relationship between literacy proficiencies and wages. The basis for the findings reported here is data taken from the National Adult Literacy Survey.

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