Interactive: Is The Career That You Are Interested In Likely to Disappear?

Lots of insightful and sobering interactive resources on this topic of job automation (see here, here and here for additional NGPF resources on this topic). Here’s another from Bloomberg (hat tip to Hari of NGPF and Big Picture Blog):

Quick orientation: 

Interactive: What Are The Wages For Jobs In Your State?

Another great interactive from Flowing Data allows users to see top jobs and salaries by state (and for the entire U.S. of A. also). This static chart that I copied from the site displays job and salary information for the U.S. The green areas in the chart are jobs where the Median Annual Salary is $60,000 or more.

The Retail Industry Changed Last Week…NGPF Has Resources Aligned To These Current Events

This has been a big week of news related to the Retail Industry in the U.S., with implications for the economy, jobs, shoppers, and investors. This post will explain the big events for the week, their implications for you and your students while also providing activities and lessons that are aligned to these current events.

What’s Happening?

What I’m Reading This Week (ending June 9th)

  • What are the ramifications of an aging population around the world (Visual Capitalist
    )? Among other elements, it has neat map showing percentage of population in each state over
    the age of 65: 
  • Hat tip to Hari (newest NGPF team member) for pointing out this article and interactive about robots taking over
    the workplace (Daily

Researchers have warned that

Econ Roundup: Latest Jobs Report Indicates a Healthy Economy, But Are There Warning Signs?

The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Employment Situation Summary report, commonly referred to as the “non-farm Payrolls report”, was released this past Friday, June 2.  138,000 new non-farm jobs were created in the month of May,  which was 47,000 jobs lower than the forecast for 185,000 new jobs, while the unemployment rate fell to 4.3% from 4.4% the previous month (BLS, June 2017).  What indication does this data provide about the health of the US economy (MarketWatch, June 2017)?

Questions for Students

Chart of the Week: What Is The Future Of Employment?

From Visual Capitalist:

Questions for students:

Question: What Careers Are High School Students Interested In?

From (1:32 audio):

Here are the top 10 results from the survey conducted in 2016 with 150,000 high school students:

Careers of the Future! A Guest Post from Andrea Stemper

Andrea Stemper’s one of our NGPF Fellows who integrates personal finance into her economics classes (but not for long — she’s also advocating at her district to make personal finance its own elective course, which we’d LOVE to see happen). Adept at integrating financial capability into econ, Andrea’s written in with this suggestion for a lesson on job prospects and supply & demand: