Liberal arts degrees often get a bad reputation because the number of job openings requiring the specific curriculum is relatively low. It can be hard to make a connection between some programs like music, art, or anthropology and occupations that are in high demand. Anthropology, in particular, is often high on the lists of worst college majors for a career.
With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to update our Chernoff jack-o’-lanterns. Chernoff faces are designed to display multiple variables as facial expressions, but we’ve carved ours with labor data from JobsEQ.
Jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are expected to grow faster than the average occupation over the next 10 years, but what does demand for STEM vs. non-STEM look like today? Real-time intelligence from online job ads can help compare these occupation groups.
At first glance, Hendry County's statistics show an area with significant challenges. Every mention of the County in the news is immediately followed with the unemployment rate - 6.5% in December 2017, the highest in the state of Florida by a full percentage point. The population is just above 38,000, with 26.3% below the poverty level and 37.5% without a high school diploma. Although the local economy is dependent on crop and animal production, especially citrus and sugar cane, the County has no fresh food markets. To make matters worse, Hurricane Irma last year hit the County hard.