Analysis And Evaluation Of The Current State Of Employment

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Grace Bjornson September 28, 2014 Phase 1 - Descriptive Statistics MBA 6120 Executive Summary This report provides an analysis and evaluation of the current state of employment in Seattle, WA and the state of Missouri. The analysis of employment data is extremely important in a business setting, as the number of employees impacts various areas within a business. These impacted areas include, but are not limited to, revenue, training, productivity, operations, and overall output. Through the analysis, one is able to better understand how national employment trends are reflected in these specific populations, and what that might mean for the populations and businesses existing within them. The data from Seattle, WA is analyzed in two…show more content…
It could also prompt further analysis, examining the change in employment rates in specific job categories or regions within the state. Both datasets were found on the Federal Data website (www.data.gov) and very limited information about data collection methods were provided. One can assume that the unemployment data from Missouri was collected through a Federal reporting process, while the data from Seattle was likely collected by analyzing public employment records for September, 2014. A more detailed analysis of both sets of data can be found in the following pages of this report. Qualitative Data & Analysis The graphs below (Graphs 1-3) display the gender breakdown of public sector jobs within the city of Seattle, Washington in September, 2014. The data in these graphs is separated into three distinct categories: Men & Women in Title No Men in Title (only women hold the position) No Women in Title (only men hold the position) Prior to analysis, the public sector jobs in which only one position was available was eliminated from the dataset, as there was not an equal opportunity for all categories, specifically “Men & Women in Title”, to be calculated. From the analysis, we can see that within Seattle, WA, 49.7% of jobs have both men and women in the positions. From there, the breakdown follows an expected gender breakdown of more men in positions that women: 33.8% of positions are only held by men, while 16.5%
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