World’s top countries for high-skilled employment
Which countries have the largest share of people in high-skilled employment? According to the World Economic Forum and International Labour Organisation statistics, Luxembourg is in first position. Just under 60% of the small European country’s workers are employed in occupations with tertiary education requirements. This is largely thanks to a small, open economy with a burgeoning financial sector, dependent on a well educated workforce.
Singapore, another small country, has the highest proportion of high-skilled workers in Asia. An impressive 54.7% of its workforce is classified as high-skilled, the second highest globally. Switzerland rounds off the top three with 51.3%. Israel and Iceland come fourth and fifth with 49.7 and 49.2%, respectively. (Source: Statista)