Statistics: Six out of ten workers in the Grand Duchy have tertiary education qualifications, the highest rate in the world, as illustrated by this international data firm.
According to the World Economic Forum and International Labour Organization statistics, Luxembourg has the world’s highest share of people in high-skilled employment. 59.5 percent of the small country’s workforce is employed in occupations requiring tertiary education skills.
This is primarily thanks to Luxembourg’s small and open economy, which has a prominent financial sector, dependent on a high skillset.
Singapore, another small country, has the highest proportion of high-skilled workers in Asia. An impressive 54.7 percent of its workforce is classified as high-skilled, the second highest globally. Switzerland rounds off the top three with 51.3 percent. Israel and Iceland come fourth and fifth with 49.7 and 49.2 percent respectively.