Students are leaving their schools, students are leaving high schools and they are coming home, leaving high school graduates in the UK.
The latest numbers from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that the average attainment rate for students in the 16-18 age group (16-18-year-olds) is 72.2%, while the average rate for all students in this age group is 76.6%.
The OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) figures show that this is the second lowest attainment rate in the OECD, with the US at 81.2%.
The UK’s average rate of attainment is 75.4%.
The United States has the second highest average rate in OECD at 83.7%.
The US has one of the highest rates of student enrolment, with students in public and private schools accounting for one in three of the population aged 16-19.
The United Kingdom has a much lower enrolment rate of students aged 16 to 19 than the OECD average.
The UK average is 82.7%, while Ireland has the lowest enrolment at 78.5%.
There are a number of factors that can contribute to the US average.
For example, the UK is a smaller country and has lower population density, which means more schools are in urban areas, which can affect enrolment.
The US also has higher levels of student loan debt than the UK, which contributes to the high rate of student debt.
The OECD average of the average annual household income in the United States is $59,931, which is the third highest in the world, behind only New Zealand and Australia.
The average household income of students in Ireland is $51,852, which makes it the third lowest in the European Union after Denmark and Sweden.
The country also has lower median household income than the United Kingdom.
The proportion of students studying English at secondary level in the U.S. has fallen from 71% in 2007 to 54% in 2015.
This has also reduced the proportion of Irish students in secondary education, from 22% in 2013 to 13% in 2016.