8. Finland > Pct. population with tertiary education: 38% > Average annual growth rate (2000-2010): 1.8% (4th lowest) > GDP per capita: $36,307 (14th highest) Finland spent 6.4% of its gross domestic... more 
8. Finland > Pct. population with tertiary education: 38% > Average annual growth rate (2000-2010): 1.8% (4th lowest) > GDP per capita: $36,307 (14th highest) Finland spent 6.4% of its gross domestic product on education in 2009, with 97.6% of these funds coming from public sources, more than any country in the report. Between 2000 and 2010, high school graduation rates rose by just two percentage points, while the number of people with a college education or more rose by just six percentage points. As a result, Finland fell from fourth to eighth place among the world’s most educated countries. Finnish workers with a tertiary education were far more likely to be employed than those without such an education — the unemployment rate was 4.4% for residents with a degree and 8.4% for those without. less 
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