Employment Sector Analysis for TANF Recipients and Other Low-Income Families, 2014-2016

The Employment Sector Analysis for TANF Recipients and Other Low-Income Families project synthesized existing literature and resources for identifying federal, state, and local labor market data in high-growth fields; and analyzed labor market information to identify high-growth sectors of the labor market, focusing on those positions requiring 12 months or less of post-secondary training. A goal of the project was to create resources for state and local TANF administrators and other practitioners working with low-income populations to utilize during service planning and job placement. This project was conducted by Mathematica Policy Research.

The point of contact is Nicole Constance.

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