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Check out “Manufacturing Tomorrow’s Workforce,” with CEW State Initiative Director Neil Ridley discussing the manufacturing industry from the 1940s through today and how the workforce has changed. Listen here:

In 2016, men had over 11M more good jobs than women. Explore disparities in good jobs here: #GoodJobsData

“Whether it’s a boom or a slump, you’re going to find that some people are mismatched,” CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith said about bachelor’s degree holders being underemployed. Read more:

A surprising number of jobs are available for workers with less education than a bachelor’s degree—but they still require some skills and education beyond high school. Read more from Dr. Carnevale:

Before deciding to a college, students should identify career interests and consider ways to save on tuition dollars, such as by attending public #highered institutions. Learn more:

Between 1991 and 2015, the number of good jobs in blue-collar occupations has remained at 11M, while skilled-services occupations have added 3M jobs. Learn more: #GoodJobsData

Where are the #goodjobs? Some of the states with the highest ratio of good jobs—regardless of education level—are California, Texas, and Florida. Discover where your state falls with our interactive tool: #GoodJobsData

The question of whether #highered is really a meritocracy is even more important when you consider that the best colleges have a high population of wealthy students. Learn more:

How can workers without bachelor’s degrees leverage economic opportunity in today’s job market? Learn more about today’s good jobs that provide family-sustaining earnings: #CEWblog

10 College Majors With the Best Starting Salaries

In this article for U.S. News and World Report, Darian Somers and Josh Moody list the fields of study that lead to the highest starting salaries. Somers and Moody cite CEW report “The College Payoff.”


Half of Student Loan Borrowers Worry They’ll Be in Debt Forever, Study Finds

In this CNBC article, Annie Nova writes about the exponential growth of student debt and the subsequent fears of student borrowers. Nova cites the CEW report “The Economic Value of College Majors.”


The only thing more expensive than going to college is not going to college.

Anthony P. Carnevale
Director and Research Professor