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Using Census Data to Understand Youth Employment
May 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The U.S. Census Bureau and the Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership in collaboration with the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) and the Labor Market Information (LMI) Institute, welcomes Mark White as he presents, “Using Census Data to Understand Youth Employment.”
As the economy recovers from Covid-19, employers throughout Missouri face difficulties in finding workers. Engaging younger workers—both high school students and recent high school graduates—represents one potential solution for addressing this labor shortage. Younger workers often fill many low-wage, part-time or seasonal jobs. These employment opportunities expose young people to the world of work, allow them to explore potential careers and enable them to earn money. For recent high school graduates, early employment opportunities may represent first steps in establishing careers. This webinar will examine several key youth employment trends utilizing the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI) and several other publicly available data sources.