The Research Triangle has been named the best metropolitan area for hiring baby boomers, according to a new analysis by LinkedIn’s Economic Graph Team.
The Research Triangle cluster of cities — including Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill — took the top spot on the list of 15 metro areas.
The second and third spots went to Austin, Texas, and North Port-Sarasota, Florida, respectively.
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Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill: No. 1 for hiring baby boomers
“At the top of the list is the Research Triangle cluster of cities in North Carolina (Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill). That region’s fast-growing economy and rising population are creating opportunities for all generations. But it’s worth a closer look at the unique factors making this metro area a winner for boomers,” the LinkedIn report says.
“That technical/academic tilt to the Research Triangle economy can be a boon for older job candidates, in terms of being recognized for expertise that took decades to build. Two other metros on the top-12 list — No. 2 Austin and No. 8 Boston — also have similar dynamics.”
Here’s how the report was conducted: Economic Graph researchers found U.S. cities with the largest shares of LinkedIn members deemed baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) who added an employer to their profile in 2021 in the same month as a new job began, the LinkedIn report says. Cities were ranked by their share of baby boomer hires.
How many baby boomers and seniors are teleworking?
The chart below, using BLS Covid-19 Effects data, shows the percent of workers teleworking (or working remotely) by age range for the past year.
Here are some highlights:
▪ The percentage of teleworkers in the oldest category of employees (65 and up) has nearly dropped in half over the past year. In June 2021, 11.2% of workers 65 and older were teleworking. In April 2022, the most recent data available, 6.1% of workers in this age range were teleworking.
▪ The percent of teleworkers in the second-oldest category of workers (55 to 64 years old) has also nearly dropped in half over the past year. In June 2021, 13.7% of workers 55 to 64 were teleworking. In April 2022, the most recent data available, 7.2% of workers in this age range were teleworking.
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