Research Report Hiring Well, Doing Good in Georgia
Employment and Earnings Patterns and Perspectives on Policy
Robert I. Lerman
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Georgia’s economy suffered higher job losses in percentage terms than the US average during the Great Recession but regained jobs faster as well. This report examines Georgia’s job market and how to improve its performance. It covers educational, employment, and wage patterns by demographic group, family status, and region. The focus is on recent high school dropouts and graduates. The policy section reviews Georgia’s employment, training, and career-focused education programs and recommends approaches that can increase the job market success of Georgia’s young adults. One focus is on expanding apprenticeship, especially for middle-skill positions accessible to young people.
Research Areas Children and youth Race and equity Workforce
Tags Employment Workforce development Employment and income data Racial and ethnic disparities Youth employment and training Beyond high school: education and training Inequality and mobility Racial inequities in employment
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population