Economy

Workforce Quality

Workforce Quality

Graphs at a Glance

R&D Performed, by State.

In- and Out-Migration of College-educated Workers
in Virginia, 2009-2015

Federal R&D Obligations, by State

Net Immigration Rate of College-educated Workers,
by State, 2009-2015

 

Highest Level of Education for Adults Age 25-64, 2015

State Less than High School High School Some College Associate's Bachelor's Grad/Prof
U.S. (average) 11.7% 26.3% 21.2% 9.0% 20.4% 11.5%
Virginia 9.1%
(rank 26th)
23.6%
(rank 43rd)
20.2%
(rank 40th)
8.1%
(rank 39th)
22.9%
(rank 9th)
16.1%
(rank 4th)
Alaska 6.5% 27.7% 27.9% - Leader 8.3% 19.2% 10.4%
West Virginia 10.9% 40.4% - Leader 19.9% 7.9% 13.1% 7.8%
North Dakota 4.9% - Leader 25.5% 22.8% 15.0% - Leader 23.5% 8.2%
Colorado 8.4% 20.9% 21.9% 8.8% 26.0% - Leader 14.0
Massachusetts 8.1% 23.4% 16.3% 8.1% 25.2% 18.9% - Leader
North Carolina 11.9% 24.9% 22.2% 10.0% 20.3% 10.6%
Tennessee 11.7% 32.5% 21.1% 7.5% 17.5% 9.8%
Maryland 9.1% 24.0% 19.7% 6.9% 22.6% 17.8%

 

Business-performed R&D, by State

Highest Educational Attainment of Adults,
by Region, 2011-2015

 

Patents by State

STEM Associate's Degrees per 100,000 Residents,
by State, 2009-2015

 

Patents vy Virginia Region

STEM Bachelor's Degrees per 100,000 Residents,
by State, 2009-2015

 

High-Tech Establishments by State

Science and Engineering Occupations,
by State, 2005-2014

 

High-Tech Establishments by Virginia Region

Worker Productivity (Output per Worker in Dollars),
by State, 2006-2015

 

Fast-growing Firms by State

Total Workforce Credentials Earned per 100,000 Residents,
by Region, 2010-2015

 

Venture Capital Investments by State

Cumulative Career Readiness Certificates per 10,000 Residents
by State, 2014

 

Business Startups by State

Total Career Readiness Certificates Issued
in Virginia, 2008-2015

 

Business Startups by Region

Career Readiness Certificats per 10,000 Residents,
by Region, 2012-2015