Projections of Education and Employment in 17 southern states through 2020.
The South is caught in a low-skill/low-wage trap. But which came first: low skills or a low wage economy? The South’s current predicament is reminiscent of the old adage about the “chicken or the egg.” So, which came first, and what does it mean for southern states’ economies in the coming decade?
Jobs in the South are expected to grow 20% from 2010-2020.
59% of all jobs in the South will require some form of postsecondary education or training.
66% of all jobs in the nation will require some form of postsecondary education or training.