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United States
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Teachers
3 600 000
Institutions
2 014
Programmes
27 557
Enrolments
418 573
Graduates
172 139
New teachers
467 100
Note. Data refer to primary and secondary education.
Wales (UK)
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Teachers
23 910
Institutions
5
Programmes
63
Enrolments
1 310
Graduates
1 170
New teachers
1 279
Note. Data refer to primary and secondary education
Norway
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Teachers
70 770
Institutions
23
Programmes
73
Enrolments
3 270
Graduates
4 350
Note. Data refer to primary and lower secondary education.
Netherlands
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Teachers
178 404
Institutions
41
Programmes
 363
Enrolments
17 743
Graduates
9 551
Teaching vacancies
12 943
Teachers needed by 2025
137 800
Note. Data refer to primary and lower secondary education.
Korea
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Teachers*
275 155
Institutions**
321
Enrolments
43 913
Admissions quota
32 561
New teachers
5 078
*Data refer to primary and lower secondary education. **Data refer to secondary education.
Japan
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Teachers
527 337
Institutions
607
Programmes
748
Enrolments
116 154
Graduates
60 093
New teachers
22 766
Teachers retiring, 2016-2025
198 752
Note. Data refer to primary and lower secondary education.
Australia
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Teachers
276 330
Institutions
48
Programmes
373
Applicants
27 857
Enrolments
85 390
Graduates
18 194
Note. Data refer to primary and secondary education.