According to a new study, workers in the U.S. are falling behind on tech skills:
- The U.S. remained flat in overall skills proficiency. We are 29th, behind countries in Asia and Europe.
- Technology skills proficiency in the U.S. dropped from 69% in 2021 to 43% this year.
- People in the Northeast, upper Midwest, and along the Pacific Coast have the highest skills proficiency in business, while those in the South fell behind. Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin ranked highest in business proficiency overall in the U.S.
- Idaho has the highest level of technology skills in the country. People in the state also earned a perfect 100% proficiency for mobile development skills.
- There has been a greater focus on human skills amid rapid workforce changes in the U.S. This includes skills such as resilience, project management, decision making, planning, storytelling, and experimentation.
- The U.S. continues to be behind the curve in math skills, falling way behind countries like Germany and the UK. In this country, Maine, Washington, and New Hampshire have the highest levels of math proficiency.