The 5 most educated countries in the world

The Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development recently released its Education at a Glance 2012 report. Here are the five most educated countries in the world.

By , Staff writer

3. Israel

Post-secondary education: 46 percent of the population
Annual growth rate for that group: n/a

In Israel, which has the third largest population of post-secondary degree holders, an estimated 37 percent of Israeli youth are expected to complete a post-secondary education in their lifetime. The average in OECD countries is 39 percent.

Israelis with post-secondary degrees are less likely to be unemployed than people with their equivalent education level in the average OECD country. The unemployment rate for this population in Israel is 4.2 percent, compared with the average OECD rate of 4.7 percent.

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