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Talent Availability: STEM Occupation Ease of Hiring Index

This data is based on online postings of job vacancies from multiple job boards. Based in part on the number of postings, how long they remain unfilled, the applicant pool and the number of firms seeking a particular kind of labor, Wanted Analytics estimates an index ("Hiring Scale") of the difficulty in finding workers. Here we examine the Hiring Scale for computer, math, engineering, architecture and science occupations and subtract it from 100 to convert it to an ease-of-hiring index.

KC Value KC Rank Top Ranked
Metro
Top Ranked
Metro Value
10th Ranked
Metro
10th
Ranked Value
Ranking
Trend
Level  2017 35 12  Oklahoma City  48 Memphis 36 12th
(no historical data)

* Growth is calculated based on a 3-year moving average of the original data to reduce the influence of temporary, random or one-time events.

Source: Wanted Analytics
Excel data: Talent Availability: STEM Occupation Ease of Hiring Index

 

 

 

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Level

STEM Occupation Ease of Hiring Index (scale = 0 to 100) - 2017