Over the past decade concepts like full employment, the skills gap, and the gray tsunami have become pressing concerns in the economic development arena. Technological disruptions continue to cast a shadow on the future of jobs. In the face of these challenges, here are three trends that are worth paying attention to over the short term.
Geography of Recovery: Cumulative Job Gains/Losses since December 2007 by Metropolitan Statistical Area
With our latest map, the Geography of Recovery, we explore the recession’s cumulative impact. This new data analysis provides insights into how individual metro areas have fared in terms of job growth since the start of the recession.
Job data is important to understanding the nation’s economy, but the spreadsheets can be painful to analyze. The economic development consulting firm TIP Strategies, though, has developed a very cool visualization tool to understand how employment surges and contracts over time and geography.