FOCUS questions

1. What are the sectors of the economy that are growing the fastest in the United States?

2. What are the sectors of the economy that are growing the fastest on Long Island?

3. In which sectors of the economy most new jobs are created?

4. Is the new job growth occurring mostly in urban, suburban or rural places?

5. What skills are in demand in the growing economy?

6. How can teens prepare to have better job opportunities in a next generation economy?

7. What can we do to create interesting, high-paying jobs on Long Island?

8. What can young people do to balance the need to get educated, to keep in check their student debt, and to afford to live on their own?  Please provide some creative solutions.


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1.  What are the sectors of the economy that are growing the fastest in the United States?

Bureau of Labor Statistics:
http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_table_201.htm
http://www.bls.gov/web/empsit/ceshighlights.pdf

Department for Professional Employees:
http://dpeaflcio.org/programs-publications/issue-fact-sheets/the-service-sector-projections-and-current-stats/

US News & World Reports:
http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/mutual-funds/slideshows/15-sectors-to-watch-in-2015

Bloomberg News:
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2015-02-06/job-market-gains-aided-by-slowdown-in-government-layoffs

2.  What are the sectors of the economy that are growing the fastest on Long Island?

New York State Labor Market Information Division of Research and Statistics:
https://www.labor.ny.gov/stats/PDFs/Significant-Industries-Long-Island.pdf

Long Island Index:
http://www.longislandindex.org/data_posts/industry-clusters/

Long Island Association:
https://chambermaster.blob.core.windows.net/userfiles/UserFiles/chambers/2181/CMS/Economic-Reports/LIA-Monthly-Economic-Report-October-(2).pdf

Newsday:
http://www.newsday.com/business/li-economic-outlook-for-2016-growth-picks-up-a-bit-of-speed-1.11260287

Long Island Press:
https://www.longislandpress.com/2016/01/22/positive-signs-seen-in-long-island-and-new-york-state-economy/

 

3.  In which sectors of the economy most new jobs are created?

Bureau of Labor Statistics:
http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_table_203.htm
http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_table_201.htm
http://www.bls.gov/web/empsit/ceshighlights.pdf
http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2015/article/industry-employment-and-output-projections-to-2024.htm

Center for Economic and Policy Development:
http://cepr.net/publications/graphic-economics/job-growth-by-sector-february-2016

World Economic Forum:
http://reports.weforum.org/future-of-jobs-2016/employment-trends/

Census Bureau:
http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-139.html

 

4.  Is the new job growth occurring mostly in urban, suburban or rural places?

Bloomberg:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-19/these-are-the-cities-with-the-fastest-and-slowest-job-growth-in-america

Census Bureau:
http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-71.html

New Geography:
http://www.newgeography.com/content/005264-suburbs-continue-dominate-jobs-and-job-growth

United States Department of Agriculture:
http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1697681/eb26.pdf

 

5.  What skills are in demand in the growing economy?

Bureau of Labor Statistics:
http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_table_203.htm
http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_table_104.htm

The Wall Street Journal:
http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2016/05/06/it-job-growth-slows-tech-sector-hiring-up/

Big Future by the College Board:
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/explore-careers/careers/industries-with-the-fastest-and-biggest-growth

World Economic Forum:
http://reports.weforum.org/future-of-jobs-2016/employment-trends/
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2015/12/the-19-most-in-demand-jobs-for-2016/

CNN Money:
http://money.cnn.com/2016/05/05/news/economy/job-skills-in-demand/

 

6.  How can teens prepare to have better job opportunities in a next generation economy?

The Huffington Post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jennifer-kushell/how-to-prepare-young-peop_b_4593076.html

The Atlantic:
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/10/how-to-make-sure-the-next-generation-is-better-off-than-we-are/263579/

 

7.  What can we do to create interesting, high-paying jobs on Long Island?

8.  What can young people do to balance the need to get educated, to keep in check their student debt, and to afford to live on their own?  Please provide some creative solutions.

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