“High-skill job groups are projected to continue pacing occupational growth as groups requiring the most education and training are estimated to grow faster than average”
Over the past five years, transportation equipment manufacturers have experienced some of the fastest employment growth within the manufacturing sector. Employment for these manufacturers in the United States grew an annual average 2.6% over the five years ending with the second quarter of 2017 compared with an annual average 1.7% for the total manufacturing sector. Within transportation equipment, employment grew the fastest for manufacturers that produced motor vehicles (+4.8%), motor vehicle bodies and trailers (+4.8%), and motor vehicle parts (+4.7%).
Economic Impact: Some manufacturing employment growing at such a fast pace that it might raise some eyebrows
Most people probably wouldn’t be too surprised to learn that employment at online retailers or internet publishing and web search portal firms grew at a double-digit annual average pace over the past 10 years ending with 2016.
- Richmond Times Dispatch Articles
In 2008, PEW Research published a study investigating the reasons people either remain in or move away from their hometown. The study found that—among characteristics measured such as gender, age, race, and family income—the largest difference between those who moved and those who stayed centered around educational attainment. Among the people surveyed, 77% of the college graduates had moved at least once, compared to only 56% of those without college degrees.