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  1. A snapshot of the long-term unemployed Northwest Workforce Council March 26, 2014 Anneliese Vance-Sherman, Ph.D., Labor Market and Performance Analysis

  2. Definitions and parameters • 2012 Workforce • 2012 Longitudinal Employment Database (US Census) • Long-term unemployed • UI exhaustees who had not returned to work as of March 1, 2014 • Geography: WDA 3 • Island, San Juan, Skagit, and Whatcom Counties

  3. Gender • A higher proportion of the long-term unemployed are male than the workforce as a whole Source: Employment Security Department / LMPA; UI Research and US Census Bureau; LED

  4. Age • Youth make up a small portion of the long-term unemployed by this measure • Older workers are more likely to be among the long-term unemployed Source: Employment Security Department / LMPA; UI Research and US Census Bureau; LED

  5. Education level • Long term unemployed tend to have lower levels of education overall compared to the employed workforce.

  6. Share of Industry Employment Source: Employment Security Department / LMPA; UI Research and US Census Bureau; LED

  7. Shifting industry employment

  8. Thank you Anneliese Vance-Sherman, Ph.D. Regional Labor Economist avancesherman@esd.wa.gov 425-258-6315 Esd.wa.gov/employmentdata