Anne Arundel County had a problem, but it was also a great opportunity. Low unemployment meant businesses had open positions they couldn’t fill. Their ALICE population had the skills and work ethic to fill those positions. Data helped identify the barriers that were in the way.
The 11 large metros with jobless rates over 8% as of May have shown overall job gains from 2012-2013. Even Memphis, with the highest unemployment rate among big metros at 9.5%, has increased its workforce by an estimated 1%.
Over at Slate’s ever-interesting Moneybox blog, the prolific Matthew Yglesias has posted an article advertising Minneapolis as the best metro in America for those seeking employment. Citing just-released BLS unemployment data, Yglesias announces that [O]f large (i.e., population over one million) American metropolitan areas the one with the lowest unemployment rate is Minneapolis-St. Paul. It has long […]
The BLS provided EMSI with unpublished data on unemployment by detailed occupation from 2000 to 2010 (with 2011 included separately), and the numbers are as unpleasant as you might expect for low-skilled and production workers.
If you missed the latest jobs report, well, you didn’t miss much. We highlight the key numbers and look at unemployment rates by education.
EMSI has developed a new index to help regions better understand employment skills gaps. This methodology is an attempt to provide a straightforward but comprehensive technique for sensing shortages of workers so that regional planners can respond where needed.