Indiana Quarterly Workforce Report Q4 2016

Postings for occupations related to lightweight advanced manufacturing in Indiana decreased again in Q4 2016, dropping 21 percent from 14,434 postings in Q3 to 11,441. 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 505,370 Indiana workers employed in advanced manufacturing jobs related to lightweighting in 2016, marking the sixth consecutive year of employment growth.