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The Future of Work: Building a Government Talent Strategy for 2022

What State and Local Leaders Need to Know to Modernize Workforce Planning

The state’s layoffs decreased from 12,000 in 2020 to just 1,750 in 2022. But officials and economists are reluctant to hail the drop, saying the data needs to be contextualized to better understand Connecticut’s economic health.
Recent data reveals that four counties across North Texas have increased their numbers of workers with college degrees over the last five years and drawn more companies and workers from out of state.
A study evaluated 79 cities for their minimum wages and ranked them. When the cost of living is included, Philly’s minimum wage came out to just $6.69 per hour.
The factory jobs that used to be a fit for unskilled blue-collar workers are rapidly going high tech and white collar.
Calls to the state’s Employment Security Department were answered just 12.5 percent of the time in December and problems left over from the pandemic continue to backlog the benefits system, delaying relief for residents.
While they are disruptive for the lives of the affected workers, experts and economists argue that the layoffs don’t necessarily foreshadow economic collapse as the classic indicators of recession haven’t happened yet.
A new study has found that the arts, entertainment and recreation industry offers the least job security for the year. Jobs in the federal government were the most safe, with state and local education jobs ranked second in security.
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