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State Online College Job Market: Ranking the States

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Groundbreaking report uses online job ads to analyze the state college labor markets.Massachusetts, Delaware, and Washington State provide college graduates with the best odds of landing a job, according to a new report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

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State Online College Job Market: Ranking the States

  1. 1. State Online College Job Market Ranking the States By: Anthony P. Carnevale, Tamara Jayasundera, Dmitri Repnikov, and Artem Gulish March 26, 2015
  2. 2. Overview •  Between 60 and 70 percent of job openings are now advertised online. •  Even though only 35 percent of workers have college degrees, nearly half of all online jobs ads cater to college graduates. •  Overall, job candidates who search online find jobs 25 percent faster than those who do not. March 26, 2015
  3. 3. Online Job Ads for College Graduates March 26, 2015 Less than 4,500 4,501-7,500 7,501-20,500 20,501-55,500 55,501-80,500 More than 80,501 AL 20,300 AK 4,900 AZ 34,700 AR 8,800 CA 266,100 CO 48,200 CT 28,700 DE 7,300 DC 26,600 FL 81,200 GA 59,100 HI 4,300 ID 6,700 IL 85,700 IN 25,100 IA 19,800 KS 15,800 KY 15,000 LA 15,300 ME 6,000 MD 44,000 MA 94,600 MI 54,700 MN 44,100 MS 6,500 MO 28,800 MT 5,600 NE 10,200 NV 9,100 NH 7,400 NJ 62,900 NM 7,900 NY 129,100 NC 49,200 ND 4,100 OH 55,300 OK 13,700 OR 26,000 PA 62,700 RI 3,900 SC 13,900 SD 4,500 TN 23,700 TX 143,200 UT 11,700 VT 3,300 VA 61,100 WA 65,400 WV 4,600 WI 24,500 WY 1,900 •  California, Texas, and New York have the most online job ads that require at least a Bachelor’s degree
  4. 4. Online Job Market Favorability by State March 26, 2015 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.8 West Virginia Rhode Island South Carolina Mississippi Hawaii Vermont Kentucky Wisconsin Tennessee New Hampshire Wyoming Utah Louisiana Indiana Florida Oklahoma New Mexico Arkansas Pennsylvania Maine Alabama Nevada Kansas Nebraska Missouri North Dakota Idaho Maryland New York Ohio Illinois Virginia Michigan North Carolina Connecticut Georgia New Jersey South Dakota Montana Iowa Texas Minnesota California Oregon Arizona Alaska Colorado Washington Delaware Massachusetts NationalAverage Online job market favorability (job ads per worker relative to national average) •  Massachusetts, Delaware, and Washington State are the most favorable online college labor markets, while West Virginia, Rhode Island, and South Carolina are the least favorable.
  5. 5. March 26, 2015 BESTONLINECOLLEGELABORMARKET Ranking the States
  6. 6. March 26, 2015 MASSACHUSETTS 1st BESTONLINECOLLEGELABORMARKET 94,600 ONLINEJOBADS FORCOLLEGEGRADUATES 35% 26% Of online job ads are for managerial and professional office occupations Of online job ads are in the consulting and business services sector
  7. 7. March 26, 2015 DELAWARE 2nd* BESTONLINECOLLEGELABORMARKET 7,300 ONLINEJOBADS FORCOLLEGEGRADUATES 33% 32% Of online job ads for college graduates are for managerial and professional office occupations   Of online job ads are in the financial services sector  
  8. 8. March 25, 2015 WASHINGTON 3rd BESTONLINECOLLEGELABORMARKET 65,400 ONLINEJOBADS FORCOLLEGEGRADUATES 31% 42% Of online job ads are for managerial and professional office occupations   Of online job ads are in the consulting and business services and healthcare services sectors  
  9. 9. March 26, 2015 COLORADO 4th BESTONLINECOLLEGELABORMARKET 48,200 ONLINEJOBADS FORCOLLEGEGRADUATES 31% 21% Of online job ads for college graduates are for managerial and professional office occupations   Of online job ads are in the healthcare services industries  
  10. 10. March 26, 2015 ALASKA 5th BESTONLINECOLLEGELABORMARKET 4,900 ONLINEJOBADS FORCOLLEGEGRADUATES 27% 28% Of online job ads for college graduates are for managerial and professional office occupations   Of online job ads are in the healthcare services industries  
  11. 11. For more information: See the full report at: cew.georgetown.edu/OCLMStates   Email Us | cewgeorgetown@georgetown.edu Follow Us on Twitter | @GeorgetownCEW Find Us on Facebook | Facebook.com/GeorgetownCEW Follow Us on LinkedIn | linkedin.com/company/georgetowncew

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