Indiana Quarterly Workforce Report Q1 2017

Postings for occupations related lightweight advanced manufacturing in Indiana increased in Q1 2017, rising six percent from 11,441 postings in Q4 to 12,143. Demand for lightweighting-related workers in Indiana reached a high in Q2 2016 when employers posting nearly 18,000 online job ads for LIFT occupations. Meanwhile, employment in the 140 occupations used in this analysis continues to grow since a recession low of 424,000 workers in 2009. There are 517,396 Indiana workers employed in advanced manufacturing jobs related to lightweighting in 2017, marking the eighth consecutive year of employment growth.