> Pct. population with tertiary education: 37% > Average annual growth rate (2000-2010): 7.3% (the highest) > GDP per capita: $40,478 (7th highest) From 2000 through 2010, the percentage of people ... more 
> Pct. population with tertiary education: 37% > Average annual growth rate (2000-2010): 7.3% (the highest) > GDP per capita: $40,478 (7th highest) From 2000 through 2010, the percentage of people with a college education or more in Ireland nearly doubled, rising at an annual average of 7.3% — faster than any country in the study. High school graduation rates also rose during that time, from 74% to 94%. Education has become especially critical for male job seekers in Ireland’s workforce, as 6.3% of men with a tertiary education were unemployed in 2010 versus 15.2% for all men nationwide. less 
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