Thursday, August 2, 2007

A Brain Drain or an Insufficient Brain Gain?

Upstate New York’s weak population and labor force growth in recent years has raised concerns about a loss of educated workers. In new research released this week, the Buffalo Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York finds that upstate New York’s population loss is not due to an unusually large number of educated workers leaving the region; rather, it stems from an unusually low rate of educated workers moving in. Here's a Times Union (Albany) article about the report.

On a related issue, New York State ranks 44th in high school graduation rates, according to this TU piece in today's paper.

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