Local Labor Markets

Because workers tend to live near their jobs, their earnings will depend on the health of the local labor market.

A healthy local labor market depends on factors affecting both labor demand for and labor supply. For example, local economic policies can influence demand for workers by offering employers incentives—such as tax relief or customized job training—to hire locally, while education and job training programs can affect a local labor market’s supply of workers, both in quantity and quality.  Even preschool and other early education policies can be analyzed for their potential effects on local labor market outcomes.

Upjohn Institute research has examined both the demand and supply sides of local labor markets, with special attention to the impact of public policy and its effects on workers by race, income, and skill level.

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Local Labor Markets Experts

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