Table 1

Share of U.S. manufacturing establishments requiring basic reading, writing, math, and computer skills in core production jobs

Basic reading skills (ability to read basic manuals) 75.6%
Basic writing skills (ability to write short notes) 60.5%
Basic math skills (ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and handle fractions) 74.0%
Basic reading, writing, and math skills 42.4%
Computer skills (required to use a computer at least several times a week) 62.3%

Source: MIT's Production in the Innovation Economy (PIE) Manufacturing Survey (2012–2013)

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