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NASWA Releases First-Ever, Annual State of the Workforce Report



For Immediate Release

WASHINGTON - The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) released the first-ever, annual State of the Workforce Report, which includes national workforce data and a state profile of each of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia.

“There is now a place for you to easily find key labor market information for each state and how their workforce agency is structured,” said Jon Pierpont, NASWA Board President and Executive Director, Utah Department of Workforce Services. “Though every state is different, we all work towards supporting citizens with every opportunity to become self-sustaining. This report shows our uniqueness and amplifies the impact workforce agencies are having throughout the country.”

The 50 state profiles include labor market and unemployment insurance information, an overview of the state's workforce structure, and individuals served. The report also highlights the uniqueness of every state by promoting the innovations taking place across the country in serving America's workforce.

"We are proud to present this report on behalf of the state workforce agencies," said Scott B. Sanders, NASWA Executive Director. "The concept has been some time in the making, but the important feature for me is the number of state innovations included within the report. This demonstrates the ingenuity of the states in serving and supporting our national workforce."  

The full report and individual state profiles can be accessed at  2019 State of the Workforce Report.

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About the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (www.naswa.org): NASWA is the national organization representing all 50 state workforce agencies, D.C. and U.S. territories. These agencies deliver training, employment, career, and business services, in addition to administering the unemployment insurance, veteran reemployment, and labor market information programs. NASWA provides policy expertise, shares promising state practices, and promotes state innovation and leadership in workforce development.