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Table 1 Factor loadings (pattern matrix) and unique variances

From: Economic change and continuous vocational training in the work history: a longitudinal multilevel analysis of the employees’ participation in further training and the effects on their occupational careers in Germany, 1970–2008

Variables Factor 1: Level of economic modernisation Factor 2: Labour market situation Uniqueness Kaiser–Meyer–Olkin values
Employment quota 0.9111 − 0.0931 0.1611 0.9064
Share of employees in primary sector − 0.9619 0.0542 0.0719 0.6975
Share of employees in secondary sector − 0.8080 0.5319 0.0642 0.7391
Share of employees in tertiary sector 0.9360 − 0.3459 0.0042 0.7442
Number of employees 0.9644 − 0.0015 0.0699 0.7861
Gross domestic product (GDP) 0.8879 − 0.3858 0.0628 0.8933
GDP per capita 0.9050 − 0.4035 0.0181 0.8593
(Negative) Unemployment rate − 0.2658 0.9229 0.0776 0.7986
Ratio of vacant jobs and manpower 0.0331 0.9300 0.1340 0.6239
Number of companies − 0.5119 0.7654 0.1521 0.8777
Total     0.7958
Eigen value 7.2959 1.8881   
Variance 0.6156 0.3028   
  1. Source: German Federal Statistical Office (Statistical Yearbooks, diverse volumes; time series by DESTATIS: http://www.destatis.de); GESIS-Monitor of Social indicators (http://gesis-simon.de/simon_eusi/index.html)