Best And Worst States: Workforce Education And Experience


Best States No. 3: Virginia

Virginia is No. 7 in the percentage of the adult population with a bachelor degree or higher (35.1 percent). But, the state is No. 3 in the share of the private sector employed in managerial, professional and technical occupations (35.2 percent) and No. 1 in employment in IT occupations in non-IT industries as a share of private sector employment (3.2 percent).

Virginia is No. 6 in the average education level of recent migrants from within the U.S. aged 25 and over. And, the state ranks No. 10 in the average level of education of recent immigrants from abroad aged 25 and older.