Portugal’s high school graduates count?

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Only 28% of Portugal’s population over 30 have a high school diploma, with just 27% of men and 32% of women completing high school. This lack of an educated workforce is blamed for Portugal’s economic struggles, with an unemployment rate of 14% and youth unemployment at 35%.

Portugal is one of the least educated nations in Europe, with only 28% of its population over the age of 30 possessing a high school diploma. Although Portugal offers free education to its population up to the age of 18, only 27% of its men and 32% of its women have completed high school. Many analysts blame Portugal’s lack of an educated workforce for its significant economic struggles.

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As of 2012, the unemployment rate in Portugal was around 14% and youth unemployment was around 35%.
Portugal’s overall high school graduation rate of 30% is significantly lower than that of Germany, where 89% of its residents complete high school, and the Czech Republic, where 91% graduate. The percentage of people in the United States who earn a high school diploma or pass the general educational development (GED) exam is 85%.
Although Portugal’s dropout rate is high, Turkey’s dropout rate is even higher. About 74% of students in Turkey drop out before graduating from high school.

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