Trade — Strategies

Competencies: STEM Occupation Location Quotients

Location quotients are a measure of regional specialization. This metric examines the each metro's specialization in STEM occupations — jobs that require significant knowledge of science, computers and computer programming, engineering and math — measured as the ratio of the percent of jobs in STEM occupations locally to the same percent nationally. Location quotients above 1.0 indicate higher-than-average specialization.

KC Value KC Rank Top Ranked
Metro
Top Ranked
Metro Value
10th Ranked
Metro
10th Ranked Value Ranking
Trend
Level  2015 1.17 9 San Jose 109,637 Tampa 33,048 9th
(no change)
2014 1.16 9 San Jose 102,088 St. Louis 30,961
Growth* Net Change 2014-15 0.01 8 San Jose 14.1% Portland 4.3% 8th
(down from 7th)
Net Change 2013-14 0.01 7 San Jose 12.8% Pittsburgh 3.7%

* 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: JobsEQ
Excel data: Competencies: STEM Occupation Location Quotients

 

 

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Level

STEM Occupation Location Quotients - 2015


STEM Occupation Location Quotients - 2014



Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Growth

STEM Occupation Location Quotients - Net Change 2014-2015


STEM Occupation Location Quotients - Net Change 2013-14