Weekly Update – October 8, 2020

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October 8, 2020 In This Issue Features C2ER State Incentives Database Workshop Featured Event C2ER/LMI Institute Training: R for Beginners: Data Science for Workforce and Economic Development Research Data Visualization Socio-Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Minnesota   Feature Do You Use the C2ER State Incentives Database in Your Work? Then you should check out the upcoming […]

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Weekly Update – October 1, 2020

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October 1, 2020 In This Issue Feature Join the Growing Ranks of Certified Economic Research Professionals Featured Event C2ER/LMI Institute Webinar Series: Crisis Proof Your Community: Creative Tactics for the City, Business, and Non-profits Data Visualization How Rigid is Middle Class in the US, Really? Feature Join the Growing Ranks of Certified Economic Research Professionals […]

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The Impact of Certifications on Earnings across States and Occupations

This article is part of a series of reports on new estimates from the Labor Market Information Institute State Certification and Licenses Data Tables. Find previous blog posts in this series here. For workers adapting to changing economic conditions, non-degree credentials can help with retraining and gaining new skill sets. But do these non-degree credentials also […]

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New Workforce Development Programs Reflect Importance and Need for Training and Talent Development

By Chelsea Thomson Even before the COVID-19 pandemic and social unrest, states incentivized employers to support those out of work and provide opportunities for occupational advancement, especially for marginalized communities and ones characterized by historic divestment.  These programs are crucial for getting people back into the labor market and providing the opportunities for reskilling and […]

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How Trends in Certification Attainment and Associated Earnings vary by Race, Ethnicity, and Education

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The above map shows the attainment rate for each state by selected population. Scroll over your state to see each state’s exact attainment rate and earnings associated with a certification or license, with a certification only or neither a certification nor license. Click on your state or select it in the dropdown menu to see […]

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Regional Trends in Southern State Business Incentives Programs

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C2ER is in the process of completing its annual summer update of the State Business Incentives Database. The C2ER State Business Incentives Database provides users with data on 2,100 state business incentive programs from all US states and territories. Through a regional analysis of incentive programs in the Southern US, we can understand how geography […]

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New Metropolitan Area Data from JOLTS Reveals Dynamic of Labor Market Before the Pandemic

BLS’s newly published one-time research estimates for the 18 largest metropolitan statistical areas (the Job Opening and Labor Turnover Survey or JOLTS) provides monthly data on job openings, hires, quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations from a sample of approximately 16,000 establishments. JOLTS provides dynamic views behind the official unemployment rate. With JOLTS, data […]

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Call for Webinar Proposals: Fall 2020

Share your expertise – Fall 2020 webinar proposals are now open! Do you have a new research project, data set, or initiative you’d like to share with the C2ER and LMI Institute community? If so, we’d love to hear from you! All presentation experience levels are welcome to submit, this is a great professional development […]

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Why Certification-Attainment Matters for the US Workforce

The above figure shows the certification attainment rate for workers in the United States and a selected state by degree status. Select your state to see how its certification attainment rate compares with the United States. Contact the LMI Institute to learn how you can embed this visualization on your site. This article is part […]

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Assessing the Economic Damage of COVID-19

This is a series of keynote summaries from the virtual 60th Annual C2ER Conference and LMI Institute Forum held June 1 – 5, 2020. It will take a long time for people to feel comfortable consuming and for businesses to return to normal operations. While the recession was the shortest in history, the effects will last […]

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