A new report from Ascend Indiana and EmployIndy shows that as the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions began to ease over time, a vast and permanent shift emerged showing that highly skilled, highly educated workers were the most in-demand, while at the same time, Indiana was seeing significant declines in postsecondary enrollment by Indiana residents. In addition, the report shows that equity gaps in postsecondary education are reflecting those found in the workforce.

The report, Indiana’s Evolving Labor Market: How the Pandemic has Accelerated Misalignment in Talent Supply and Demand, was produced by Ascend Indiana, the talent and workforce development initiative of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), and EmployIndy, the workforce development board for Marion County. The report is intended to capture major changes in the supply and demand for talent in Indiana and in Central Indiana (Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson MSA).

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Ascend Labor Market Report 2022