World’s top coun­tries for high-skilled em­ploy­ment

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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)

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