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u.s. conference of mayors survey
the job gap & low-skill job seekers vs. projected job growth

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 Information by State
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Low-Skill Job Seekers

City-County Welfare Other* Total Est. Job Growth Low-Skill Occup.1998 to 2003 Low-Skill Job Gap(or Surplus) Low-SkillJob Seekersper Job
Albuquerque-Bernalillo County 3,132 4,381 7,513 6,700 813 1.1
Anchorage-Anchorage Borough 1,191 1,303 2,494 1,840 654 1.4
Atlanta-Fulton County 11,402 7,798 19,200 7,160 12,040 2.7
Austin-Travis County 3,206 11,022 14,229 12,180 2,049 1.2
Baltimore (City) 18,854 (1,862) 16,992 (7,270) 24,262 (neg)
Billings-Yellowstone County 599 598 1,198 940 258 1.3
Birmingham-Jefferson County 5,322 4,114 9,436 3,880 5,556 2.4
Boise, ID - Ada County 230 4,704 4,934 7,050 (2,116) 0.7
Boston-Suffolk County 9,542 1,964 11,506 9,300 2,206 1.2
Buffalo-Erie County 12,732 262 12,994 10,820 2,174 1.2
Burlington, VT -Chittenden Co. 1,188 1,200 2,388 1,960 428 1.2
Charleston, WV -Kanawha Co. 1,112 781 1,893 1,430 463 1.3
Charlotte, NC -Mecklenburg Co. 4,860 6,599 11,459 8,340 3,119 1.4
Cheyenne- Laramie County 392 252 644 740 (96) 0.9
Chicago-Cook County 92,439 5,437 97,874 20,920 76,957 4.7
Cincinnati-Hamilton County 5,670 2,835 8,505 5,280 3,225 1.6
Cleveland-Cuyahoga County 21,602 3,506 25,107 2,510 22,597 10.0
Columbia, SC -Richland Co. 3,080 870 3,950 1,840 2,110 2.1
Columbus, OH -Franklin County 8,364 6,482 14,846 4,700 10,146 3.2
Dallas-Dallas County 12,960 18,964 31,924 18,680 13,244 1.7
Denver-Denver County 4,689 3,854 8,543 6,580 1,963 1.3

Low-Skill Job Seekers

City-County Welfare Other* Total Est. Job Growth Low-Skill Occup.1998 to 2003 Low-Skill Job Gap(or Surplus) Low-SkillJob Seekersper Job
Des Moines, IA - Polk County 9,266 1,131 10,397 2,270 8,127 4.6
Detroit-Wayne County 47,048 8,437 55,485 2,350 53,135 23.6
El Paso- El Paso County 8,741 2,274 11,048 7,540 3,508 1.5
Fargo, ND - Cass County 242 1,714 1,957 1,560 397 1.3
Fort Worth-Tarrant County 5,449 9,554 15,003 16,710 (1,707) 0.9
Fresno-Fresno County 25,518 4,173 29,690 18,310 11,380 1.6
Hartford-Hartford County 2,586 (5,126) (2,541) 3,850 (6,391) N/A
Honolulu - Honolulu County 12,994 (223) 12,741 2,940 9,831 4.3
Houston-Harris County 19,038 19,652 38,691 33,030 5,661 1.2
Indianapolis-Marion County 6,160 5,519 11,679 3,490 8,189 3.3
Jackson, MS - Hinds County 1,666 1,284 2,950 1,620 1,330 1.8
Jacksonville, FL - Duval County 4,068 5,896 9,964 2,490 7,474 4.0
Kansas City, MO - Jackson CountyKansas City, KS - Wyandotte County 10,320 6,256 16,486 (1,350) 17,836 (neg)
Las Vegas-Clark County 4,914 21,535 26,449 93,690 (67,241) 0.3
Little Rock-Pulaski County 635 1,412 2,047 2,530 (483) 0.8
Los Angeles andLong Beach - Los Angeles County 199,184 24,856 224,040 102,000 122,040 2.2
Louisville-Jefferson County 5,788 217 6,005 4,510 1,495 1.3
Manchester, NH - Hillsborough County 5,094 1,931 7,025 940 6,085 7.5
Memphis-Shelby County 15,664 7,162 22,826 2,850 19,976 8.0
Miami-Dade County 13,528 4,861 18,389 17,650 739 1.0

Low-Skill Job Seekers

City-County Welfare Other* Total Est. Job Growth Low-Skill Occup.1998 to 2003 Low-Skill Job Gap(or Surplus) Low-SkillJob Seekersper Job
Milwaukee-Milwaukee County 8,182 3,238 11,419 3,740 7,649 3.0
Minneapolis -Hennepin Co.St. Paul - Ramsey County 21,795 10,203 31,998 6,310 25,688 5.1
Nashville-Davidson County 6,454 5,397 11,851 2,120 9,731 5.6
New Orleans-Orleans Parrish 11,214 888 12,102 2,370 9,732 5.1
New York-New York City 198,122 19,414 217,535 33,870 183,665 6.4
Newark-Essex County 17,682 (321) 17,360 1,480 15,880 11.7
Oakland-Alameda County 22,132 3,782 25,914 18,220 7,694 1.4
Oklahoma City-Oklahoma Co. 5,142 2,912 8,053 3,450 4,603 2.3
Omaha-Douglas County 4,531 4,472 9,003 2,780 6,223 3.2
Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co. 50,497 (3,785) 46,712 (950) 47,662 (neg)
Phoenix-Maricopa County 13,938 47,958 61,896 71,100 (9,204) 0.9
Pittsburgh-Allegheny County 11,370 (818) 10,551 4,880 5,671 2.2
Portland, ME-Cumberland Co. 2,056 1,491 3,547 2,950 597 1.2
Portland, OR-Multnomah Co. 5,046 6,142 11,188 6,850 4,338 1.6
Providence, RI -Providence Co. 11,200 (857) 10,343 850 9,493 12.2
Sacramento-Sacramento Co. 34,673 4,680 39,353 14,430 24,923 2.7
Salt Lake City-Salt Lake Co. 1,727 11,557 13,284 2,600 10,684 5.1
San Antonio-Bexar County 12,160 10,293 22,453 16,270 6,183 1.4
San Diego-San Diego County 38,199 9,700 47,900 29,380 18,250 1.6
San Francisco (City) 6,629 1,557 8,186 33,590 (25,404) 0.2

Low-Skill Job Seekers

City-County Welfare Other* Total Est. Job Growth Low-Skill Occup.1998 to 2003 Low-Skill Job Gap(or Surplus) Low-Skill Job Seekers per Job
San Jose-Santa Clara Co. 14,386 15,412 29,799 8,650 21,149 3.4
Santa Ana, CA -Orange Co 22,107 11,068 33,176 41,600 (8,424) 0.8
Seattle-King County 12,798 18,709 31,507 28,060 3,447 1.1
Sioux Falls, SD - Minnehaha Co. 174 2,160 2,334 1,580 754 1.5
St. Louis-St. Louis County 11,791 (533) 11,258 9,420 1,838 1.2
Tampa-Hillsborough Co. 7,119 9,315 16,434 11,490 4,944 1.4
Toledo, OH - Lucas County 6,596 1,260 7,856 1,460 6,396 5.4
Tucson-Pima County 5,284 5,816 11,100 17,720 (6,620) 0.6
Tulsa-Tulsa County 3,059 3,015 6,075 2,520 3,555 2.4
Virginia Beach (City) 1,336 1,212 2,548 5,780 (3,232) 0.4
Washington-DC 16,427 (6,962) 9,465 4,280 5,185 2.2
Wichita, KS - Sedgwick Co 2,819 1,498 4,317 18,930 (14,613) 0.2
Wilmington, DE - New Castle Co 2,715 2,102 4,817 3,490 1,327 1.4
TOTAL 1,209,768 409,557 1,619,325 855,860 763,465 1.9

* Estimates from CPS March Supplement (1993, 1997): 14.5% of the Change in Labor Force were not on welfare and not H.S. grads. This estimate was applied to County Change in Labor Force.

SOURCES: Local Area Unemployment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics; County Business Patterns, Current Population Survey, Bureau of the Census; Regional Financial Associates; State Welfare Agencies.

 

 
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