Florida College Access Network has released a new, interactive data dashboard that allows users to search median annual wages for Florida workers by education and training level.
Research shows that higher levels of education are associated with higher wages, lower levels of unemployment and improved job security.
Higher levels of education are also associated with lower levels of poverty. According to U.S. Census data, Florida adults with no college education are nearly 2.5 times more likely to be living in poverty than Florida adults with some college education.
“Completing a high-quality postsecondary degree or credential can be a financial game-changer for many Floridians,” said Troy Miller, Florida CAN’s Associate Director for Research & Policy. “We need to ensure the pathways to such degrees and credentials are clear and accessible for all Floridians.”
Florida CAN released the dashboard this week as part of a webinar on Florida workforce trends. The webinar is part of an on-going series being offered this fall on “Connecting Education and Jobs in Florida.” The webinar series has featured presentations from the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and Florida Chamber Foundation.
The wage data featured on the dashboard is provided by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Bureau of Labor Market Statistics.
Click here to view Florida CAN’s release on the dashboard.