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Presentation for September 2008 Board Meeting. A Tale of Two Cities A Statistical Analysis of Baltimore’s Mature Workers. OVERVIEW.

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Presentation for september 2008 board meeting

Presentation forSeptember 2008 Board Meeting

A Tale of Two Cities

A Statistical Analysis of Baltimore’s Mature Workers


Overview
OVERVIEW

  • First, data sets are presented that analyze the demographic characteristics of Baltimore City’s overall mature worker population, vs. those of the State and comparable jurisdictions.

    • “Mature workers” are defined as those citizens between the ages of 55 and 74.

    • This data is a compilation of information from: 2006 American Community Survey – US Census Bureau and tabulations from the Center for Labor Market Studies, Northeastern University.


Overview1
OVERVIEW

  • Next, data is presented which provides a more focused assessment of a sub-set of Baltimore’s mature workers: those who have utilized one of MOED’s One-Stop Career Centers.

    • For this assessment, “mature workers” are defined as all of those citizens above 55 years of age.

    • This data is a compilation of information provided by MOED’s Performance and Planning Division.


Baltimore s mature workers

Baltimore’s Mature Workers


Population data
Population Data

**For Baltimore, another 91,331 individuals are in the 45 – 54 age bracket (15% of total population.**





Annual mean earnings
ANNUAL MEAN EARNINGS

**Percentages are of each jurisdiction’s 2006 median household income (Baltimore - $36,031, Montgomery - $87,624, Prince George’s - $65,861, and Maryland - $65,144). **







Unemployment rates
UNEMPLOYMENT RATES

**It is important to note that unemployment statistics only count individuals who are collecting federal Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. Once UI expires, a person drops of the unemployment rolls, but could very well still be out of work.**


Mature workers served by moed

Mature Workers Served By MOED


Mature workers served by moed1
MATURE WORKERS SERVED BY MOED


Mature workers served by moed2
MATURE WORKERS SERVED BY MOED

Gender: Male – 52% Female – 48%

Age: 55 – 61 – 72%

62 – 70 – 22% 71 – 80 – 5%

81 + – 1%

Employment Status: Employed – 10%

Not Employed – 90%



Concluding remarks
Concluding Remarks

  • Overall, Baltimore’s mature workers confront the same set of challenges faced by all city residents (low income levels, limited educational attainment, lack of employment).

  • In general, however, the mature workers who utilize MOED’s services exhibit greater stability in each of these areas.


Concluding remarks1
Concluding Remarks

  • This statistical assessment provides us with a firm foundation for future research into employment issues facing mature workers.

  • Going forward, the Mature Worker Task Force plans on conducting surveys with businesses (including BWIB member firms), and select groups of mature workers.

  • These surveys will investigate the needs of these respective populations, vis-à-vis mature work employment development.

  • Questions or Comments?


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