The Washington Skills Mismatch

Jobs that require education and training that fall between a high school diploma and a four-year degree are the backbone of the American economy, and they depend on a skilled workforce to fill them.

In Washington, a plurality of jobs (49%) require skills training beyond a high school, but not a four-year degree. But too few of Washington’s workers — just 38% — have had access to the skills training necessary to fill these in-demand careers.

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A plurality of jobs in Washington require skills training beyond high school, but not a four-year degree.

Washington’s jobs by education requirement, 2018


High School Equivalency


Four-Year Degree


Skills Training

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