Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

9-10-2014

Streaming Media

Publisher

Brookings Mountain West

Abstract

The Great Recession of 2008 temporarily solved employer workforce needs by lowering demand and increasing the number of unemployed skilled workers. After a few years of modest but sustained economic growth, the labor market for skilled workers has once again tightened and positions are going unfilled. This research helps national and regional leaders understand which skills are in short supply and offers policy advice on how to redress the imbalance between supply and demand. In addition to offering a national perspective on this topic, the lecture will examine the situation in Nevada.

Keywords

Economic development; Labor market; Labor supply; Recessions; Skilled labor; Skilled labor--Econometric models; Skilled labor--Supply and demand

Disciplines

Economics | Growth and Development | Inequality and Stratification | Labor Economics

Language

English


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