The labor-market engagement index provides a summary description of the relative intensity of labor market engagement and human capital in a neighborhood. This is based upon the level of employment, labor force participation, and educational attainment in a census tract.
Layer displays the labor force participation rate based on data from the 2011-15 American Community Survey. The labor force participation rate is the percentage of the population that is in the labor force. This metric is different from employment rates, which report the percentage of the labor force that is employed. A person who is in the labor force is either actively employed or actively seeking work. Those who are not in the labor force include persons who are going to school or who are retired, persons with family responsibilities keeping them from employment, and discouraged workers.
These layers display the gap in the percent of advertised jobs posted for an industry and the percent of jobseekers applying for positions in that industry. This analysis takes job seeker information from people who registered
with jobs.mo.gov in 2016, and compares it to employer job ads during the same time period. The analysis was done by the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC), CARES digitized the regions used in the report and used the data tables to create the map layers. The original MERIC report can be found at https://meric.mo.gov/media/pdf/missouri-labor-supply-and-demand-analysis
American Job Centers are designed to provide a full range of assistance to job seekers under one roof. Established under the Workforce Investment Act, and reauthorized in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act of 2014, the centers offer training referrals, career counseling, job listings, and similar employment-related services. Customers can visit a center in person or connect to the center’s information online or through kiosk remote access.
This layer displays the location of Missouri Chambers of Commerce and Industry.The Chamber’s mission is creating an environment in which businesses can prosper. The main function of a Chamber of Commerce is to promote interest in local business possibilities.It provides educational opportunities and assists businesses with the latest marketing and promotional techniques. Data was provided by the Missouri Chamber Federation in September, 2020 and addresses were geocoded using ArcGIS Online.
This layer displays commuting connections between US Census Tracts. Each line represents a minimum of 20 commuters between any two tracts. Direction is not displayed, with the exception of commuters who live outside of the state of Missouri and commute into the state. Data was aggregated from the census block level using the LEHD Origin-Destination Employment Statistics (LODES) dataset (2017). Some tracts have two connections (with each tract acting as an origin and destination for at least 20 commuters), and the lines are overlayed, others have only one connection and there is a single line connecting them, however this detail is not possible to discern with this dataset. Limitations of this dataset include the lack of directionality, and the overall abundance of commuters between any two tracts. Thus, this dataset should be used for visual analysis only.
This layer displays the location of various apprenticeship programs throughout the state of Missouri. Registered Apprenticeship is a highly flexible “earn while you learn” training model for employment that pays more as a worker (apprentice) reaches higher productivity levels. In addition to rewarding performance, Registered Apprenticeship combines employer-driven job-related instruction with extensive on-the-job learning under the supervision of a trade professional. After completing a Registered Apprenticeship, the apprentice receives a nationally-recognized occupational credential that communicates the standards and high level of training that their employer provides.