State Online College Job Market: Ranking the States analyzes the online college labor market on a state-by-state basis. We examine the geographic distribution of online job ads for college graduates within industries and occupational clusters, and compare the relative strength of the online college labor market across states. We estimate that between 60 and 70 percent of job openings are now advertised online, and that the online job market continues to grow each year. Nearly 4 million unique job advertisements are posted online each quarter.

Key Findings

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In Massachusetts, 63 percent of job openings are for college graduates, while in West Virginia, only 36 percent of job openings are for college graduates.

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College graduates have the worst odds of finding a job in West Virginia, Rhode Island, and South Carolina.

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Between 60 and 70 percent of job openings are now advertised online.

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College graduates have the best odds of finding managerial and professional jobs in Massachusetts, Delaware, and Washington state; and find greatest challenges in West Virginia, Mississippi, and South Carolina.

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College graduates seeking work in the consulting and business services sector should consider Delaware, Ohio, and Massachusetts; and avoid Rhode Island, New Mexico, and New Hampshire.

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Explore the Data

The interactive web tool below allows the user to see how much college graduates earn by 15 major groups and 137 detailed major subgroups nationally and within states. State data is available only on the interactive tool below. We found that among college graduates with the same majors, earnings vary by state. For example, business is the most common major, accounting for 26 percent of college graduates. But business majors’ earnings vary across states. In California, business majors earn $70,000 annually on average; in Illinois and New York, they earn $67,000; in Texas, they earn $65,000; and in Florida, they earn $54,000.

We invite you to navigate our tool to find the economic value of your major, then share it with your friends!

 

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State Online College Job Market: Ranking the States analyzes the online college labor market on a state-by-state basis. We examine the geographic distribution of online job ads for college graduates within industries and occupational clusters, and compare the relative strength of the online college labor market across states. We estimate that between 60 and 70 percent of job openings are now advertised online, and that the online job market continues to grow each year. Nearly 4 million unique job advertisements are posted online each quarter.

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Executive Summary

State Online College Job Market: Ranking the States analyzes the online college labor market on a state-by-state basis. We examine the geographic distribution of online job ads for college graduates within industries and occupational clusters, and compare the relative strength of the online college labor market across states. We estimate that between 60 and 70 percent of job openings are now advertised online, and that the online job market continues to grow each year. Nearly 4 million unique job advertisements are posted online each quarter.

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