20 July 2010

Indicator for Colleges: Healthy Employment in the State

Placing higher ed economics in the context of (general population) employment projections relies on confidence in the statistics. In light of the economic downturn, projections are challenging but its reasonable to connect a college's future to its state's employment figures. The Chronicle's recent story on Financial Relief for colleges based its context on numbers from Moody's Economy.com. The story's power comes from an interactive map that permits you to look at individual years to 2014. The most startling of the projections is how many states will enjoy healthy employment rates before 2012: just three (Texas, North Dakota, Alaska).

© 2010 Mary Bold, PhD, CFLE. Email contact: bold[AT]marybold.com. The content of this blog or related web sites created by Mary Bold (http://www.marybold.com/, http://www.boldproductions.com/, College Intern Blog) is not under any circumstances to be regarded as legal or professional advice. Bold is the co-author of Reflections: Preparing for your Practicum or Internship, geared to college interns in the child, education, and family fields. She is a consultant and speaker on assessment, distance learning, and technology.

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