Workforce Data Profiles
One of Lift To Rise’s core areas of work is improving economic opportunity in the Coachella Valley to create pathways towards upward mobility, intergenerational wealth creation, and financial stability for all residents. In doing so, it is crucial to frame economic opportunity not as a matter of individual effort but instead as a function of systemic factors that either impede or boost mobility. Education, health, housing, transportation, and other policy areas intersect to impact economic opportunity, while engrained structural factors, like systemic racism and geographic disparities, have prevented certain communities from achieving economic success, power, and autonomy.
In the Coachella Valley, where the economy depends heavily on the seasonally fluctuating agriculture and service/hospitality industries, accessing stable jobs that pay a living wage can be challenging for residents. In an effort to highlight opportunities for targeted intervention, this data profile examines jobs across the Coachella Valley, disaggregated by geography and key demographic variables including educational attainment, age, gender, and race/ethnicity.
The Workforce Profile Analysis provides community-level information on local workforce populations across a multitude of demographic variables. This project draws from 2018 LEHD Origin-Destination Employment Statistics (LODES) to demonstrate trends in employment at detailed levels of geography for different demographic groups. The goal of the Workforce Profile Analysis is to help stakeholders and partners identify population-level trends around jobs, workforce, and employment. The information presented in this section is organized by demographic variable.