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A Decade Behind

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┬áreminiscent 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?

  • 20%

    Jobs in the South are expected to grow 20% from 2010-2020.

  • 59%

    59% of all jobs in the South will require some form of postsecondary education or training.

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Decade Behind

  • Jobs2010
  • Jobs2020
  • Growth Rate%

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