Spokane County Job Vacancies by Requirements
November 17, 2010 4 Comments
Spokane Community Indicators, a project of Eastern Washington University.
“In a knowledge-based economy, higher-paying wages are often obtained from jobs that have higher educational and training requirements. Spokane’s share of job vacancies by type of requirements shows a higher percentage of job openings in sectors requiring less education and training, a partial contributor to Spokane’s lower income per capita in comparison with Washington State as a whole”.
Spokane’s relatively low skilled jobs and little demand for advanced training is implicated in annual incomes averaging 30% less than the rest of the State. The following chart updates the 2009 chart I posted previously. The bulk of the demand for workers is for those having a high school education, or less. The demand for those with graduate college degrees is nil.