Everyone has access to employment that pays a living wage.
Employment Council Chair: Kim Lewis
President/CEO Goodwill Industries of East Texas
Employment Needs Assessment
This triennial assessment will take place again during the Summer of 2019.
25% of CCNA participants reported being unemployed, this compared to the 5% unemployment rate reported by Texas Workforce Commission in September 2016. The reason for the gross variance is that the unemployment rate only reports on those who are receiving unemployment benefits. Once those benefits expire, those who are still unemployed are no longer counted.
The top three needs in employment for all respondents were:
The table below shows the Key Poverty Indicators and Top Needs only for those respondents who were unemployed.
The Labor Market & Career Information Department (LMCI) of the Texas Workforce Commission provides statistics and analyses on the dynamics of the Texas labor market and informational products designed to support informed educational and career decisions.
Tyler & Longview MSAs (East Texas WDA)
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