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State of the St. Louis Workforce

Understanding the workforce is the first step in developing talent and building partnerships. The State of the St. Louis Workforce reports and events provide annual insights into the trends and needs of the Greater St. Louis Region's employers and labor market.

Please make sure to download the full report.

The presenters And panelists of the 2021 State of the St. Louis Workforce event thank you for watching our Live-stream event!

 

Presenters and panelists at the 2021 State of the St. Louis Workforce event.

Download the 2021 State of the St. Louis Workforce report.

Now in its 13th year, the State of the St. Louis Workforce report explores the trends and challenges impacting our region’s employers and workforce. This year’s offering examines “Equitable Recovery, Equitable Opportunity, Equitable Growth” and focuses on aspects of the recently released STL 2030 Jobs Plan, including the definition of “quality jobs,” building the pipeline to equitable opportunity, the workforce of the future and the role employers, institutions and individuals can play in helping our region become a talent engine and magnet for workers living in St. Louis.

While we are disappointed we could not be with you in person this year, we are excited to still be able to provide you with new and timely information about the economic and labor conditions in St. Louis.

Our Workforce, Our Mission

To set our students up for success, we need to teach them relevant skills for in-demand fields. To teach them those skills, we need to understand the needs of the workforce. We use our research to shape our programs so that our graduates are equipped to excel in the ever-evolving job market.

Each year, we invest time and resources into taking an in-depth look at the job market around us. We then present our findings to the community at our annual State of the St. Louis Workforce event.

Download the 2021 Report

This report explores the trends and challenges impacting our region’s employers and workforce and examines “Equitable Recovery, Equitable Opportunity, Equitable Growth” with a focus on aspects of the recently released STL 2030 Jobs Plan, including the definition of “quality jobs,” building the pipeline to equitable opportunity, the workforce of the future and the role employers, institutions and individuals can play in helping our region become a talent engine and magnet for workers living in St. Louis.
Download the report release presentation slides.
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Download the 2020 Report

Prior to COVID-19, the 2020 report questioned if our region had achieved a full-employment economy and discussed who had been left behind. It explores the shorter-term impacts of COVID-19 on our region's workforce and the implications of what lies ahead.
Watch a replay of the 2020 State of the St. Louis Workforce virtual event.
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Download the 2019 Report

In the 2019 report, employers reported a shortage of skilled applicants, while also responding that the desire to hire new full-time employees had wained compared to the previous year. Employers continue to balance a desire for experience and education with the need to maintain a pipeline of candidates in a low unemployment economy. In addition, you'll discover perspectives from three local organizations as they discuss who is being left behind in our full-employment economy, why, and what is being done to eliminate those gaps.
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