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Projected Job Skills 2020-2030

Job skills are personal abilities that help workers carry out job-related tasks. Job Skills go beneath occupational titles to list the knowledge, work activities, and tools & technologies typically required for an occupation and can aid in training and curriculum development. Industry data tells where the jobs are, occupational data tells what the jobs are, and skills data tells how to train for the jobs.

Using the Pennsylvania and Workforce Development Area 2020-2030 occupational projections and the U.S. Department of Labor's ONET database, CWIA analyzed the job skills for each occupation and then multiplied by the occupation's annual projected total, growth and separations employment demand. We then summarized each job skill's occurrence across all occupations. This information can be used to determine those skills most needed across all occupational demand and those that are growing or declining in demand – by area. In addition, the job skills for each occupation were multiplied by the occupation's base and projected employment and each job skill's occurrence was summarized across all occupations. Likewise, this information can be used, based on employment, to determine those skills most needed and those that are growing or declining in occurrence.

The files below provide a comparison of the job skills of today to the job skills of tomorrow. For a quick list of needed skills, filter on Hot Skills in the files.

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Pennsylvania's Projected Job Skills 2020-2030

Workforce Development Areas (2020-2030)

Berks (Berks)  Excel
Bucks (Bucks)  Excel
Central (Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Union)  Excel
Chester (Chester)  Excel
Delaware (Delaware)  Excel
Lackawanna (Lackawanna)  Excel
Lancaster (Lancaster)  Excel
Lehigh Valley (Lehigh, Northampton)  Excel
Luzerne-Schuylkill (Luzerne, Schuylkill)  Excel
Montgomery (Montgomery)  Excel
North Central (Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, Potter)  Excel
Northern Tier (Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wyoming)  Excel
Northwest (Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Venango, Warren)  Excel
Philadelphia (Philadelphia)  Excel
Pocono (Carbon, Monroe, Pike, Wayne)  Excel
South Central (Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Juniata, Lebanon, Perry, York)  Excel
Southern Alleghenies (Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, Somerset)  Excel
Southwest Corner (Beaver, Greene, Washington)  Excel
Three Rivers (Allegheny)  Excel
Tri-County (Armstrong, Butler, Indiana)  Excel
West Central (Lawrence, Mercer)  Excel
Westmoreland-Fayette (Fayette, Westmoreland)  Excel

Top 50 Job Skills Reports

The goal of the Top 50 Job Skills Reports is to highlight the job skills most likely to be required in the workforce by geographic area over the next ten years.

Top 50 Job Skills Reports

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