Economy

Workforce Quality

Workforce Quality

Graphs at a Glance

R&D Performed, by State.

In- and Out-Migration of College-educated Workers
in Virginia, 2009-2014

Federal R&D Obligations, by State

Net Immigration Rate of College-educated Workers,
by State, 2009-2014

 

Highest Level of Education for Adults Age 25-64, 2014

State Less than High School High School Some College Associate's Bachelor's Grad/Prof
U.S. (average) 11.8% 26.4% 21.4% 8.9% 20.0% 11.4%
Virginia 9.6%
(rank 24th)
23.6%
(rank 41st)
20.3%
(rank 39th)
7.8%
(rank 42nd)
22.5%
(rank 7th)
16.2%
(rank 4th)
Alaska 5.9% 28.7% 29.0% - Leader 8.7% 18.3% 9.2%
West Virginia 11.5% 40.5% - Leader 23.7% 7.6% 13.3% 7.7%
North Dakota 5.3% - Leader 25.8% 23.3% 15.8% - Leader 22.3% 8.5%
Massachusetts 8.5% 23.1% 16.1% 8.1% 25.6% - Leader 18.7% - Leader
North Carolina 12.0% 25.0% 22.7% 10.0% 20.1% 10.2%
Tennessee 11.7% 32.7% 21.4% 7.5% 17.6% 9.2%
Maryland 9.2% 24.2% 19.7% 7.1% 22.0% 17.8%

 

Business-performed R&D, by State

Highest Educational Attainment of Adults,
by Region, 2010-2014

 

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, 2005-2014

 

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