2020 Jobs Outlook
Agenda 360, Partners for a Competitive Workforce, the Strive Partnership and Vision 2015 have collaborated to produce this report because we know that skilled talent drives regional economic prosperity. Yet our region has consistently ranked in the bottom third on education attainment rates, when compared to the peer regions in our Regional Indicators Report.
Our intent with this project is to forecast our region’s job outlook: where the jobs will be in 2020 and what education and training will be in highest demand. While we know the data presented here are not destiny, this report is a valuable directional guide for targeting our job creation and workforce preparation efforts to accelerate growth in our regional economy.
Using these data, we can prepare our workforce for in-demand jobs and reach our community’s Bold Goals to have 45% of adults in our region hold an Associate’s degree or higher and 90% of the labor force gainfully employed by 2020.
Armed with new insights, we will identify opportunities to build career pathways for current workers and the students in our local talent pipeline. We will engage our educational institutions to align academic programs, curriculum, and credentials to better respond to labor market needs. Finally, we will help jobseekers and students understand the education and training required for jobs with high growth potential and good wages.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 2010–2020 employment projections provide a detailed picture of the expected size and structure of the U.S. economy in 2020 and the change over the decade. The methodology of the BLS projection procedure is available online: http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_projections_methods.htm .
Employment projections for 2010-2020 for 800+ occupations in Greater Cincinnati were calculated by Northern Kentucky University's Center for Economic Analysis and Development (CEAD) and United Way of Greater Cincinnati/University of Cincinnati Community Research Collaborative (CRC) based on the U.S. projections and historical trends.