- The Prospects of Non-College-Bound Workers in the Fourth District
- Lisa A Nelson and Francisca G-C Richter
- This issue of A Look Behind the Numbers describes the changing patterns of employment, wages, and education in metropolitan areas of the Fourth Federal Reserve District, with a specific focus on young workers without a college degree. We find that the top 30 percent of young high-school-degreed workers earn more than almost a third of young workers with a bachelor's degree. However, the share of low-skill jobs paying relatively high wages—those in construction, production, and installation & repair—has declined since 2006.
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