Job Growth in Manufacturing

In addition to breweries and wineries, other food and beverage manufacturing industries also number among those with the most job growth during the last decade. Within this time frame, retail bakeries and perishable prepared food manufacturing expanded by 21,074 and 17,884 jobs, respectively. Meat processed from carcasses grew by 11,213 jobs. Other snack food manufacturing, coffee and tea manufacturing, and cheese manufacturing each expanded by between 8,000 and 9,000 jobs over the last ten years.

Vulnerable Communities in Coastal Florida

More than 15.5 million people live in coastal counties in Florida at risk of at least storm surge from Hurricane Irma. Some populations may be more at risk than others. Inspired by the Social Vulnerabilities maps by Direct Relief, the maps below from JobsEQ® show concentration by county of communities that may be especially vulnerable when Hurricane Irma lands.

A Case Study in Labor Market Analytics

How would you handle a request from your boss asking whether you’ll be able to continue to attract the right talent needed for your current business operations? In today’s economy, that conversation might go something like this: The unemployment rate in Northern Virginia is 3.1 percent as of April 2017 and the company’s growth plans are contingent on adding at least 50 more cyber security jobs a year in the Stafford County office over the next four years. I need you to provide me with an assessment of whether we can acquire the talent in the region as well as a contingency plan for expanding to an alternative location where the labor is available.

Who is Missing from the Labor Force?

As we celebrate the achievement of American workers on this Labor Day, we shouldn’t forget those who are left out of the labor market. The labor force participation rate, which is the percent of the civilian population 16 years and over who have a job or are looking for one, hasn’t been lower since 1978.

Are American Workers Becoming More Fickle?

With the millennial generation entering the labor force, there is much talk that this new generation of workers is more mobile and less loyal to their employers. Chmura’s analysis of the historic employee tenure data shows that is not the case. While national employee tenure did decrease in recent years, it is more likely driven by economic conditions such as improved labor market conditions after the great recession.