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9.24.12

MEASURING THE ECONOMY THROUGH ON-LINE JOB ADVERTISEMENTS 


The most recent Conference Board Help Wanted OnLineŽ (HWOL) Data Series shows that online advertised vacancies fell 108,700 in August to 4,684,800. Mississippi (5.57) was the state with the highest Supply/Demand rate with between five and six unemployed workers for every online advertised vacancy. Nationally, the rate was between 2 and 3 unemployed workers for every online advertised vacancy meaning there are 8 million more unemployed workers than advertised vacancies. Five States in the  south including  Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida have had increases of 10 percent or more of their supply/demand rates in 2012.

E.D. GRAD STUDENT SAM LEIVA TO INTERN WITH U.S. ARMY  


D.E. "Sam" Leiva, a graduate student in the Master's of Science in Economic Development, has been accepted as an intern at the U.S. Army War College's Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute at Carlisle Barracks, Pa. Sam, whose research interests include Base Realignment and Closure and international economic development, will be assigned to the Stabilization, Reconstruction, and Transition Division. He is the first student from the University of Southern Mississippi to be accepted into the program, according to Dr. Karen Finkenbinder, the program's intern coordinator. LEARN MORE

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT CRUCIAL FOR E.D. IN URBAN AREAS      


A new Brookings Institute study, Education, Job Openings, and Unemployment in Metropolitan America,  shows a mismatch between the education level sought by employers and the workforce. For example, advertised job openings in large metropolitan areas require more education than all existing jobs, and more education than the average adult has attained. Jackson, Mississippi is one of the top metro areas for unfilled positions with 38% of job openings going unfilled after one month despite a 7.1% unemployment rate. Nationally, the share of openings going unfilled is 33% which is exactly the same ratio as economists found in the 1960s. The study emphasizes the increasing importance of education for vacant jobs and sheds some light on the causes of recovery, or lack thereof, in metropolitan areas and the nation.  

JOB OPENINGS  


  • Economic Development Specialist - University of Alaska Fairbanks. VIEW POSTING 
  • Director of Economic Development, Economic Development Association of Alabama. VIEW POSTING  

 

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