A Scan of Key Trends in the Labor Market and Workforce Development System

A Scan of Key Trends in the Labor Market and Workforce Development System

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Research Portfolio
Published: Jun 30, 2021
Publisher: Mathematica and Social Policy Research Associates
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Associated Project

Workforce Investment Act Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs Gold Standard Evaluation

Time frame: 2008-2017

Prepared for:

U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

Authors

Melissa Mack

Kate Dunham

To support the development of DOL’s research portfolio, this scan describes recent and long-term economic and policy developments with relevance for the public workforce system. The scan focuses primarily on topics and trends related to the changing world of work and their implications for the public workforce system: (1) broad economic trends and recent changes in employment and wages; (2) changes to industries and occupations due to technology, automation, and the rise of the gig economy; (3) growth in remote workforce system services; and (4) federal policy trends related to the public workforce system.

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