The Education-Jobs “Mix-Match”

A new brief from the Urban Institute calculates the “mix-match” between the shares of individuals with postsecondary education and of jobs requiring it in 387 metropolitan areas. None of these areas has a higher share of jobs requiring “some college” than residents with that level of education and 87% percent of metros have a similar labor market “mix-match” for those with at least a four-year degree.

The brief can be obtained at