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41.3 Young Worker Population Growth

This indicator measures the number of young persons, aged 25 to 34 years old, residing in Albuquerque.

This indicator is part of Career opportunities.

Indicator description:

This indicator measures the number of young persons, aged 25 to 34 years old, residing in Albuquerque. The percentage of the total city or U.S. population they comprise, and the change in that proportion is also shown. Data are also presented for several other Southwest cities and the United States as a whole.

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Why is this indicator relevant?

A vital, prosperous economy must offer abundant, competitive, and career-
oriented opportunities for young workers. Young residents will be encouraged to stay and work in the local area if jobs are plentiful and offer long-term career opportunities. Young workers from other areas will also be attracted to areas with abundant, competitive, and career-oriented employment opportunities. Cities with an increasing proportion of 25 to 34 year-old workers to their total population are more likely to offer better job opportunities than cities with decreasing populations of young workers.

 

Data sources:

US Department of Commerce; American Community Survey, Bureau of Census; Young Workers Population Growth in U.S. Cities.

What can we tell from the data?

  • The proportion of young workers to Albuquerque’s total population remained steady from 2007 to 2011.
  • Of seven similar Southwest cities, Albuquerque had the fourth lowest proportion of young workers in 2007 and remained at that level in 2011.
  • Only two comparable southwestern cities did not have positive growth in the proportion of young workers from 2007 to 2011.

 

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