An Interactive Map Of Boomers and Millennials in the Workforce
June 9, 2014
By Deanna Hartley
While Jay-Z and Solange Knowles recently grabbed headlines for engaging in a heated elevator tussle, baby boomers and millennials have also been battling it out — in the workforce, that is.
Following the recession, boomers have far outpaced millennials in the jobs recovery by taking up a growing share of the workforce while millennial employment has lagged quite significantly.
New analysis from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. tracks changes to boomer and millennial segments of the workforce in 175 U.S. metros.
Jobs recovery at an uneven pace
Not that the recession was easy — by any stretch of the imagination — on either demographic, but baby boomers have emerged notably stronger from the recession with more jobs in STEM fields and other occupations as compared to millennials, who have struggled to keep the same pace.