Local Labor Markets

Workers’ earnings depend on the health of the local labor market. Local economic policies can influence demand for workers by offering employers incentives—such as tax relief or customized job training—to hire locally, while education and job training programs can affect a local labor market’s supply of workers, both in quantity and quality.

Upjohn Institute research has examined both the demand and supply sides of local labor markets, with special attention to public policy and its effects on workers by race, income, and skill level.



All Research

Incentive Benefits and Costs

October 18, 2018 · Research

Incentives and Local Job Creation

July 31, 2018 · Research

Improving Economic Development Incentives

March 26, 2018 · Research

The STEM Dilemma: Skills that Matter to Regions

December 20, 2017 · Research Highlight

A New Business Incentives Database

November 17, 2017 · Research

A New Business Incentives Database

November 3, 2017 · Research

New Hires Quality Index

October 17, 2017 · Research Highlight