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FL workforce report cites projected growth in health care, construction

If you’re looking for a job in the Finger Lakes, the health care and construction industries are showing the most robust growth projections.

That’s according to a “State of the Workforce” report unveiled Friday. Finger Lakes Works enlisted the help of William Smith College senior Katherine Campbell, who over several months parsed data to provide a glimpse of local workforce trends. Campbell, an economics major and mathematics minor, presented her 61 pages of findings to local economic developers and employers, including representatives from Finger Lakes Community College, Eastview Mall, Lyons National Bank, the New York state Department of Labor, del Lago Resort & Casino and state Sen. Pam Helming’s office.

Demographically, Campbell noted that Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties all have poverty levels below the national average but on the flip side lag behind that national average in both median household and per capita income. Ontario County is also the only local county experiencing population growth.

Campbell used Bureau of Labor statistics data as well as data from a Monroe Community College analysis in the report.

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