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Lseba Planning Retreat March 2011

  1. 1. Labor Market Information: Data for Decision-making March 24, 2011Lower Savannah Education & Business Alliance Planning RetreatLorraine Faulds, Research & Planning Administrator SC Department of Employment & Workforce
  2. 2. The labor force inSouth Carolina…
  3. 3. Labor Force InformationFirst, a few definitions…Employed: Persons 16 years old or older who workedfor pay any time during the week that included the 12thof the month.Unemployed: Persons 16 years old or older who arenot working but want a job, and are able and willing towork.Labor Force: Employed plus unemployed.Unemployment Rate: Unemployment divided by laborforce.
  4. 4. Unemployment Rate
  5. 5. Most recent data… EMPLOYMENT UNEMPLOYMENT UNEMPLOYMENT RATE Jan. Dec. Jan. Jan. Dec. Jan. Jan. Dec. Jan. 2011 2010 2010 2011 2010 2010 2011 2010 2010Lower Savannah WIA 124,459 125,307 199,916 15,571 16,279 19,539 11.1 11.5 8.9Aiken County 70,152 69,948 70,188 6,159 6,353 7,771 8.1 8.3 10.0Allendale County 2,630 2,705 77,179 567 596 780 17.7 18.1 22.6Bamberg County 5,242 5,363 5,376 915 970 1,119 14.9 15.3 17.2Barnwell County 7,094 7,242 7,190 1,336 1,429 1,883 15.8 16.5 20.8Calhoun County 5,879 5,867 5,898 750 785 946 11.3 11.8 13.8Orangeburg County 33,462 34,182 34,085 5,844 6,146 7,040 14.9 15.2 17.1
  6. 6. About the jobs…
  7. 7. Where Are The Jobs? Employment by Industry, Third Quarter 2010 Lower Savannah WIA Area Industries, Third Qtr. 2010 AVG AVG EMPLOYING MONTHLY EMPLOYMENT WEEKLYINDUSTRY DESCRIPTION UNITS EMPLOYMENT PERCENTAGE WAGETotal, Private and Government 5,678 111,175 100.0 761Construction 500 5,388 4.8 994Manufacturing 236 15,970 14.4 934Durable Goods Manufacturing 155 8,920 8.0 816Trade, Transportation, and Utilities 1,399 19,340 17.4 523Information 60 780 0.7 665Financial Activities 432 3,529 3.2 749Professional and Business Services 682 16,246 14.6 1,276Education and Health Services 603 10,482 9.4 598Leisure and Hospitality 534 9,369 8.4 251Other Services 722 2,051 1.8 393Private households 381 430 0.4 217Federal Government 90 1,183 1.1 1,403State Government 89 4,440 4.0 756Local Government 170 13,047 11.7 695 Data for counties, MSAs and WIA areas can be found at
  8. 8. If we drill down further… AVG AVG EMPLOYING MONTHLY WEEKLY UNITS EMPLOYMENT WAGERetail Trade 1,039 14,287 414Motor vehicle and parts dealers 154 1,913 544Gasoline stations 151 263 436Food and beverage stores 121 200 567Health and personal care stores 117 1,003 489General merchandise stores 95 2,983 370Miscellaneous store retailers 92 1,268 619Clothing and clothing accessories stores 88 1,979 316Building material and garden supply stores 85 970 283Furniture and home furnishings stores 47 219 301Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores 35 2,912 363Electronics and appliance stores 29 459 379Nonstore retailers 25 118 593Note: Misc. store retailers include florists, office supplies, gift, used merchandise, pet, art, mobile home, tobacco and other miscellaneous retailers.
  9. 9. The Jobs Top 20 jobs with the most openings in the Lower Savannah WIA Area (2006-2016)Retail SalespersonsCustomer Service RepresentativesTellersElementary School Teachers, Except Special EducationFirst-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales WorkersHome Health AidesExecutive Secretaries and Administrative AssistantsCashiersCombined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast FoodTruck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-TrailerPharmacy TechniciansRegistered NursesJanitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping CleanersPharmacistsCounter and Rental ClerksIndustrial Machinery MechanicsKindergarten Teachers, Except Special EducationMedical AssistantsIndustrial EngineersMiddle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education Original data from
  10. 10. Top 50 Jobs with the Most Openings in the Lower Savannah WIA Area (see handout) LOWER SAVANNAH WIA AREA OCCUPATIONAL PROJECTIONS, 2006-2016 Top 50 occupations by education required with employment, wages and career clusters 2006 Avg. Employ 2016 Projected Number Hrly.Code Occupational Title ment Employment Change Wages Education Required Career Cluster000000 Total, All Occupations 114,755 112,089 -2,666 15.31412031 Retail Salespersons 3,967 4,480 513 10.50 Short-term on-the-job training Marketing, Sales and Service433071 Tellers 687 907 220 11.12 Short-term on-the-job training Finance311011 Home Health Aides 789 933 144 7.43 Short-term on-the-job training Health Science412011 Cashiers 4,519 4,639 120 7.53 Short-term on-the-job training Marketing, Sales and Service353021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,356 1,475 119 7.27 Short-term on-the-job training Hospitality & Tourism372011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,877 1,965 88 8.56 Short-term on-the-job training Business, Management and Administration412021 Counter and Rental Clerks 305 352 47 11.46 Short-term on-the-job training Marketing, Sales and Service434171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 595 626 31 11.70 Short-term on-the-job training Business, Management and Administration
  11. 11. Top 20 Declining Occupations Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extractive Workers Carpenters General and Operations Managers Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks Construction Laborers Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders Maintenance and Repair Workers, General Packers and Packagers, Hand Stock Clerks and Order Fillers Chief Executives Helpers--Production Workers Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers Construction Managers Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners Most are in Production (Manufacturing) and Construction
  12. 12. About the money…
  13. 13. Reality check!
  14. 14. An example from Reality Check…•Shelter: Share apartment with roommate•Transportation: Used car (includes insurance, maintenance, carpayment)•Food: Eat out•Utilities: Electric, gas & water, cell phone•Expenses: Minimum clothing, company health insurance,Internet access•Entertainment: Basic cable, 4 movie rentals, 2 CDs, and 2 gamerentals each month•Personal: Basic haircut, makeup, do laundry at parents house,car wash, personal hygiene items Take home pay would need to be $10/hour!!
  15. 15. The more you learn, the more you earn!! Effect of Education on Wages in SC, 2009 $60,000 $51,160 $50,000 $40,003 $40,000 $29,255 $30,000 $24,165 $20,000 $16,689 $10,000 $- Less than HS HS Grad/GED Some Bachelors Graduate/Prof. college/Assoc. Degree
  16. 16. Education Requirements for the Top 50 Jobs in the Lower Savannah WIA Area with the Most OpeningsEducation Requirement # of Occs. 25 of theShort-term on-the-job training 11 top 50Moderate-term on-the-job training 10 requireLong-term on-the-job training 1 no formalWork experience in a related occupation 3 training.Postsecondary vocational award 2Associate degree 2Bachelors degree 10Bachelors or higher degree, plus work experience 3Masters degree 2Doctoral degree 5First professional degree 1
  17. 17. Jobs that require OJT (from the top 50 occupations)Security Guards ($10.37)Truck Drivers, Heavy Duty ($16.11)Pharmacy Technicians ($11.48)Retail Salespersons ($10.50)Industrial Machinery Mechanics ($16.43)
  18. 18. OJT jobswhere a certificate will help…Pharmacy Technicians ($11.48)Truck Drivers, Heavy/Tractor Trailer ($16.11)Medical Assistants ($16.38)
  19. 19. Jobs that requirePostsecondary/Vocational Training or an Associate’s Degree Registered Nurses ($33.74) Dental Hygienists ($27.30) EMTs & Paramedics ($14.72) Welders ($18.13)
  20. 20. BUT REMEMBER…The more you learn, the more you earn!! Effect of Education on Wages in SC, 2009$60,000 $51,160$50,000 $40,003$40,000 $29,255$30,000 $24,165$20,000 $16,689$10,000 $- Less than HS HS Grad/GED Some Bachelors Graduate/Prof. college/Assoc. Degree
  21. 21. Jobs that require a Bachelor’s Degree (with or without related work experience)Elementary School Teachers ($21.93)Loan Officers ($24.27)Accountants & Auditors ($24.89)Network Systems & Data Communications Analysts ($30.15)
  22. 22. GreenJobs
  23. 23. What is a green job?qProduce products or services that provide renewable or clean energy (e.g., solar,biomass, wind, ocean wave, geothermal, nuclear, etc.)qProduce products or services that increase energy efficiency (e.g., green construction,retrofitting, weatherization, energy auditing, manufacturing energy efficient products, smart gridproducts, etc.)qConserve natural or agricultural resources (e.g., water conservation, wetlands restoration,land reclamation, environmental science, organic farming, etc.)qProvide pollution prevention, recycling or environmental cleanup services (e.g., pollutionabatement, recycling, waste reduction, waste to energy, carbon emissions monitoring or trading,hazardous waste cleanup, etc.)qProduce products or services that provide clean transportation or fuels (e.g., fuel cells,advanced batteries, alternative fuel parts, fuel efficiency and emissions, biofuels, etc.)qProvide education, consulting and compliance services (e.g., training, consulting,sustainability planning, environmental research, legislative compliance, etc.)
  24. 24. Green Jobs Listw “Work in progress” list done by the Department ofCommerce and a consortium of agencieswBased on other state definitions and listsw106 occupations in 13 industrieswBureau of Labor Statistics is doing a national survey
  25. 25. A Sampling of Green Jobs in SCOccupation Title 2009 Avg. Education Needed Hourly Wage* Career ClusterWater Resource Specialists Bachelors degree 47.13 Science, Technology, Engineering and MathematicsChemists Bachelors degree 32.63 Science, Technology, Engineering and MathematicsEnergy Auditors (Also Sustainability and Business Operations Specialists) Bachelors degree 28.80 Business, Management and AdministrationFarmers and Ranchers Long-term on-the-job training 23.62 Agriculture, Food and Natural ResourcesRecycling Coordinators Work experience in related occupation 20.98 Transportation, Distribution, & LogisticsSolar Photovoltaic Installers (Also Solar Thermal and Weatherization Installers & Technicians) Moderate-term on-the-job training 12.61 Architecture & ConstructionForest and Conservation Technicians Associate degree 17.31 Agriculture, Food and Natural ResourcesGeothermal Technicians (Also Wind Turbine Service Technicians) Moderate-term on-the-job training 17.63 ManufacturingBiofuels Processing Technicians (Also Methane/Landfill Gas Generation System, BiomassPlant and Hydroelectric Plant Technicians and Misc. Plant & System Operators) Long-term on-the-job training 18.78 ManufacturingHazardous Materials Removal Workers Moderate-term on-the-job training 21.66 Architecture & Construction* Many of these jobs do not yet exist in SC so US wages were used. Sources: SC Department of Commerce (Green Jobs) Education: US Department of Labor Wages: SC Department of Employment & Workforce Clusters: States Career Clusters Initiative Crosswalk at (career clusters)
  26. 26. Green “Majors” in SC High SchoolsThere are 448 green majors in high school in SouthCarolina.They are categorized as “green” or “green-related.”Majors classified as green are directly related to careers in renewable or clean energy;energy efficiency; natural or agricultural resource conservation; pollutionprevention, recycling or environmental cleanup; or clean transportation systems andfuels. Green-related majors can help in pursuing a green career, but are more generalknowledge.For the complete list, go to…
  27. 27. For more information on green jobs, go to theDepartment of Commerce website at: index.asp?docid=383 (Also has a list of green-related programs at SC’s technical schools!)
  28. 28. Where can we find more information?SC Department of Employment and Workforce, Labor MarketInformation (LMI): Department of Commerce: Bureau of Labor Statistics:
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  30. 30.•Wages for occupations: Occupational Employment & Wages•2008-2018 Occupational Projections for the state are availableat•WIA area occupational projections are available for 2006-2016at this site. 2008-2018 projections for WIAs will be out thissummer.•Palmetto Workforce Connections is our workforce informationblog. Feel free to comment!!•Publication and presentation requests through e-mail
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  32. 32. •Green Jobs •Economic Outlook •Area profiles, occupational profiles, industry profiles
  33. 33. Two LMI websites? Not for long! DEW and Commerce will soon be merging their LMI and Research Department websites.
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  35. 35.•Use “Subject Area” tab to see a list of all topics on thewebsite•Some great publications: Monthly Labor Review (great feature articles) Occupational Outlook Quarterly & Occupational Outlook Handbook Spotlight on Statistics (might be good for a math class!) Career Guides
  36. 36. Hands-on Tools: Brochures & Posters Brochures are 8 ½” x 11 tri-fold and posters are 11” x 17”. All brochures and posters are free for download or printing from the LMI website.
  37. 37. Hands-on Tools: Face-to-Face •Presentations/Workshops for teachers for students for parents •Job Fairs •Career Days
  38. 38. QUESTIONS?
  39. 39. Contact LMISouth Carolina Dept. of Employment & Workforce Labor Market Information Department (803) 737-2660 or 1-800-205-9290 Lorraine Faulds: