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41 - Career opportunities

Goal 6 - Desired Condition 41 - There are abundant, competitive, career-oriented employment opportunities.


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"There are abundant, competitive, career-oriented employment opportunties"

Our Conclusion:


Based on the Following criteria:

Local Trend is NEGATIVE
Albuquerque, compared to others, is MIXED
Citizen perception compared to data MATCHES

Local Trend LOCAL TREND:

Albuquerque experienced positive annual job growth through 2007, but has seen significant decreases since. 2011 saw a 0.03% growth. The four year average annual growth in median household and median family incomes decreased 0.03% and 0.56%, respectively. The number of young workers, aged 25 to 34, in Albuquerque increased between 2007 and 2011, but their proportion of the total City population declined.


The rate of job growth in Albuquerque from 2010 to 2011 is last among 6 other peer cities and the United States as a whole. Albuquerque ranked 4th among 7 peer cities in the most recent 4 year average of annual growth median income. Albuquerque’s proportion of young workers was 4th highest among peer cities and higher than the United States as a whole from 2007 to 2011.

Citizen Perception CITIZEN PERCEPTION:

In 2011, Albuquerque citizens were aware of the importance of having abundant and competitive career opportunities but did not seem to be aware of Albuquerque’s progress in creating jobs, improving incomes, or attracting young workers. Importance ranked 26th and progress 55th out of 57 surveyed conditions.


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