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					Claremore, Oklahoma Labor Force Study




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                Terry Watson
                 Phone: 405.815.5206
       e-mail: terry_watson@okcommerce.gov
          An Analysis of the Claremore Labor Force Study Data
   Conducted Among Residents Living in the Claremore, Oklahoma Area




Survey Conducted by the University of Oklahoma Public Opinion Learning
                             Laboratory




                                     Report prepared by

                                      Amy Sue Goodin
                                         Director
                                        OU POLL

                                   Natalie Jackson
                              Graduate Research Assistant
                                       OU POLL

                                    Michael Gallup
                              Graduate Research Assistant
                                       OU POLL



                                        August 8, 2008



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     Executive Summary of the Claremore, Oklahoma Area Labor Force Study


In the Claremore area a considerable portion of the adult population are not employed for
a variety of reasons. This group includes the retired, disabled, students, homemakers, and
the unemployed. This study found that approximately 114,248 members of the adult
population are not currently working. Of this group, the majority (71.6%) indicated that
they are not interested in working outside the home.

A significant proportion of the adult population is not currently working but only a small
minority can be officially considered unemployed. The United States Department of
Labor designates a person as being unemployed if they are without work, but have been
actively seeking work. Based on this definition, 3.8% of the Claremore area population
is currently unemployed.

This study has identified 54,036 workers who are currently available for other work. This
estimate includes two groups: Job Shifters and the Underemployed (described below).
However, since some workers can be classified as both job shifters and underemployed,
it is important to note that the total number of workers in both categories is somewhat
less than their sum. The available labor pool also includes those adults who are not
working but want to work (Job Seekers), and those workers who are not underemployed
and have not looked for work in the past three months (Job Keepers). These two groups
total another 162,635 potential or current workers. Thus, the overall total is
approximately 216,671 adults who either want to be in or are part of the labor force.

Roughly 20.3% (or 38,489 workers) in the labor market are classified as job shifters who
have looked for other work in the past three months. Among Job Shifters, the primary
methods for looking for work included surfing the internet (32.5%), sending out resumes
or filling out applications (22.1%), and contacting employers directly for interviews
(14.3%).

The reasons why the Job Shifters were looking for work were varied, but the primary
reason for 44.2% of this group was to find a job with better pay; another 6.5% either was



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looking for another job to obtain better benefits or to be employed closer to home.
However, 13.0% of job shifters simply wanted to change careers.

The data from this study estimates that 8.2% of all adult workers (about 15,547) are
currently underemployed. To be classified as Underemployed a worker must:
    1)      feel underutilized in their present employment,
    2)      possess training and/or education that is not required by their present job, and
    3)      be willing to change jobs to better utilize their skills.
Of this group, 45.2% has looked for a new job in the last three months, with one-third
(33.3%) desiring better pay and one-in-five (20%) seeking better benefits.

Job Keepers are those individuals who have not been identified as being underemployed
and have not looked for work within the past three months. This group makes up 75.2%
of all workers in this study and represents roughly 142,581 individuals.

This last category includes those individuals who are not currently employed, but who
want to work. Overall, 6.6% of all adults in the Claremore area are represented by this
category, which is equivalent to about 20,054 people.

Overall, 43.8% of the current workforce in the Claremore area is estimated to have at
least a Bachelor’s degree and just over three-fourths (77.0%) have had at least some
college (Table 2).

Roughly three-out-of-five respondents (61.0%) had lived at the same residence for the
last five years and 21.0% moved from elsewhere within the county. Of the remaining
respondents, 10.8% indicated that had move to the area from another county in Oklahoma
and 7.0% moved to the area from another state or country.
Of all workers, 86.7% (or about 164,385 people) have full-time positions, and another
13.3% (or about 25,217 people) have part-time jobs. Of those workers with part-time
jobs, 24.3% would like to have a full-time position with just one employer.

Intuitively, it makes sense that as the wage rate increases, so does the number of people
who are willing to work at that rate and this is what the Claremore area data reflect.
Although Job Keepers, by definition, are those workers who are not interested in


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changing jobs, this groups is more than willing to consider changing jobs for the right
amount of money. This is evinced by the fact that 93,136 Job Keepers (out of 142,581)
were willing to change positions, especially if they could receive more than $20 per hour.
This is 65.3% of all so-called Job Keepers. The percentages for each of the other groups
are even higher by incremental increase.

A majority (58.1%) of the Underemployed workers (or an estimated 9,034 workers)
indicated that they would be willing to change jobs for an increase in pay of 15% or less,
and 56.6% of the Job Shifters (21,785 workers) were willing to change jobs for a 15% or
less increase. Not surprisingly, Job Keepers were least likely to say they would change
jobs for a pay increase of 15% or less with only 35.0% (or 49,903 workers) indicating
this would be the case. Nevertheless, this is still a sizable group of workers and indicates
the volatility of the labor market. It is also interesting to note that only 25.6% of Job
Keepers claimed to not be interested in changing jobs at all.

Workers whose employers did not provide a comprehensive benefits package that
included both paid vacation and health care coverage were also asked what pay raise
would be necessary for them to change jobs if they could find a position at an acceptable
rate that also offered such a benefits package. The Underemployed were most likely to be
willing to change jobs under such circumstances with 20% requiring an increase of less
than 5%. While this was true for only about 6% of Job Keepers, the differences between
the groups were only nominal when considering increases in pay of 5% or greater.
Nevertheless, Job Keepers (31.5%) were least likely to be willing to change jobs when
compared to the Underemployed (5.0%) and Job Shifters (2.9%).

Among the estimated 189,602 workers in the Claremore area, 28,440 (or 15.0%)
commute at least 21 miles to work and an additional 22.7% (43,040) commute 11-20
miles as shown in Table 7 below. The underemployed commute the farthest, with 12.9%
of this group traveling more than 50 miles to work compared to only 2.1% of Job
Keepers and none of the Job Shifters, although 11.7% of this latter group does commute
31-50 miles. Nevertheless, over half of all workers commute 10 miles or less.




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                                                  Introduction

This report is a labor force study of the Claremore labor force which examines the
availability of labor in the Claremore, Oklahoma area.


Approximately 189,602 of the 303,850 adults who live in the Claremore area are
employed, which is equal to 62.4% of the population who is 18 years of age or older.


In the Claremore area a considerable portion of the adult population are not employed for
a variety of reasons. This group includes the retired, disabled, students, homemakers, and
the unemployed. This study found that approximately 114,248 members of the adult
population are not currently working. Of this group, the majority (71.6%) indicated that
they are not interested in working outside the home. Overall, the reasons for not working
are varied. The responses to the question asking respondents why they do not want to
work are presented in Table 1 and are broken out by whether the respondent does or does
not want to work.


                             Table 1: Number of Persons Not Working
     Reason for Not Working                            Want to Work         Don’t Want to Work             Total
     Retired                                                  5,598                     64,093           69,691
     Disabled/Unable to work                                  1,371                      2,056            3,427
     Don’t work outside home                                  4,227                     11,882           16,109
     Student                                                  4,227                          0            4,227
     Don’t have reliable transportation                       2,742                          0            2,742
     Can’t find work/Unemployed                               6,284                        685            6,969
     Didn’t have to work                                        685                      2,742            3,427
     Other                                                    1,371                      4,227            5,598
     Refused                                                      0                        685              685
     Total                                                   26,506                     86,371          112,877
      Note: Total does not match the aggregate estimate for the population as a whole due to the weights used
      in the analysis, rounding errors, and the number of respondents who did not meet the selection criteria for
      the analysis in this question—meaning they did not answer the question or were in an excluded category.




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                      Figure 1: Reasons Why People Do Not Work
                          by Preferences (Number of Persons)
      70,000

      60,000

      50,000                                                        Retired
                                                                    Disabled/Unable to work
      40,000                                                        Don’t work outside home
                                                                    Student
      30,000
                                                                    Don’t have reliable transportation
      20,000                                                        Can’t find work/Unemployed
                                                                    Didn’t have to work
      10,000                                                        Other

           0
                    Want to Work           Don’t Want to Work




A significant proportion of the adult population is not currently working but only a small
minority can be officially considered unemployed. The United States Department of
Labor designates a person as being unemployed if they are without work, but have been
actively seeking work. Based on this definition, 3.8% of the Claremore area population
is currently unemployed.


                                     Availability of Labor

This study has identified 54,036 workers who are currently available for other work. This
estimate includes two groups: Job Shifters and the Underemployed (described below).
However, since some workers can be classified as both job shifters and underemployed,
it is important to note that the total number of workers in both categories is somewhat
less than their sum. The available labor pool also includes those adults who are not
working but want to work (Job Seekers), and those workers who are not underemployed
and have not looked for work in the past three months (Job Keepers). These two groups
total another 162,635 potential or current workers. Thus, the overall total is
approximately 216,671 adults who either want to be in or are part of the labor force.




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                                  Figure 2: Availability of Labor
                                      (Number of Persons)
                                  15,547
                                                  38,489

                                                                 Underemployed
                                                                 Job Shifters
                                                                 Job Seekers
                                                                 Job Keepers


                                                        20,054


                      142,581




Job Shifters
Roughly 20.3% (or 38,489 workers) in the labor market are classified as job shifters who
have looked for other work in the past three months. Among Job Shifters, the primary
methods for looking for work included surfing the internet (32.5%), sending out resumes
or filling out applications (22.1%), and contacting employers directly for interviews
(14.3%).


The reasons why the Job Shifters were looking for work were varied, but the primary
reason for 44.2% of this group was to find a job with better pay; another 6.5% either was
looking for another job to obtain better benefits or to be employed closer to home.
However, 13.0% of job shifters simply wanted to change careers. Among the job shifters
selecting the “other” option, 6.5% indicated they were looking for employment due to
being laid off or facing a potential lay off, while an additional 14.3% selecting “other”
indicated they wanted a better job more generally.


Underemployed
The data from this study estimates that 8.2% of all adult workers (about 15,547) are
currently underemployed. To be classified as Underemployed a worker must:

    4)      feel underutilized in their present employment,
    5)      possess training and/or education that is not required by their present job, and


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    6)      be willing to change jobs to better utilize their skills.

Of this group, 45.2% has looked for a new job in the last three months, with one-third
(33.3%) desiring better pay and one-in-five (20%) seeking better benefits. Further, not
unlike the job shifters, a sizeable group (13.3%) indicated that they just wanted a better
job more generally and 6.7% had either been laid off or was facing a potential lay off.
Unlike job shifters, however, the underemployed are more likely to be seeking a new job
to meet family responsibilities (6.7% stated this was the case).


Among Underemployed, the primary methods for looking for work included sending out
resumes or filling out applications (35.7%), contacting employers directly for interviews
(28.6%), and surfing the internet (14.3%).


Job Keepers
Job Keepers are those individuals who have not been identified as being underemployed
and have not looked for work within the past three months. This group makes up 75.2%
of all workers in this study and represents roughly 142,581 individuals.


Job Seekers
This last category includes those individuals who are not currently employed, but who
want to work. Overall, 6.6% of all adults in the Claremore area are represented by this
category, which is equivalent to about 20,054 people.


                                           Education

Overall, 43.8% of the current workforce in the Claremore area is estimated to have at
least a Bachelor’s degree and just over three-fourths (77.0%) have had at least some
college (Table 2).




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                  Table 2: Highest Level of Education Among Working
                              Adults in the Claremore Area
                 Level of Education                         Percent Adult Workers
                 Less than high school                              2.8%
                 High school                                       20.2%
                 Some college                                      26.3%
                 Associates degree                                  6.9%
                 Bachelor of Science degree                        16.6%
                 Bachelor of Arts degree                            7.8%
                 Postgraduate degree                               19.4%

                 Bachelors degree or higher                         43.8%




                      Figure 3: Highest Level of Education Among Working Adults
                                         in the Claremore Area
  30%

  25%

  20%

  15%

  10%

   5%

   0%
         Less than    High school Some college Associates     Bachelor of   Bachelor of Postgraduate
        high school                              degree        Science      Arts degree   degree
                                                                degree




                                        Household Mobility

To understand how much the Claremore area population shifts in a five year period,
respondents were asked if they have lived at the same residence for the last five years.
Roughly three-out-of-five respondents (61.0%) had lived at the same residence for the
last five years and 21.0% moved from elsewhere within the county. Of the remaining
respondents, 10.8% indicated that had move to the area from another county in Oklahoma
and 7.0% moved to the area from another state or country. Figure 4 shows the breakout
for where respondents resided over the past five years.




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                         Figure 4: Household Mobility over the Past Five Years
                          7%
                   11%

                                                            Didn't move in past 5 years

                                                            Stayed within county

                                                            From different OK county

                                                            From different State/Country

                 21%
                                                      61%




Of the Underemployed, 54.8% did not live in the same county five years ago, whereas
only 23.7% of the Job Shifters indicated that they had not lived in the same county five
years ago as did 16.8% of Job Keepers.


                                      Type of Employment

Of all workers, 86.7% (or about 164,385 people) have full-time positions, and another
13.3% (or about 25,217 people) have part-time jobs. While 24.3% of those workers with
part time jobs would like to have a full-time position with just one employer, those part-
time workers who did not listed several reasons for why they wanted to work part-time
rather than full-time and these are shown in Table 3 and Figure 5.

                        Table 3: Frequency Distribution
          “What is the main reason you do not want to work full-time?”
                                                         Frequency                 Percent
     Child care obligations/problems                         9                      22.0
     Other family/personal obligations                        5                     12.2
     Health/Medical limitations                              2                       4.9
     School/Training                                         2                       4.9
     Retired/Social security limit on earnings               12                     29.3
     Full-time work week is less than 35 hours               1                       2.4
     Don’t want to/Don’t have to                             4                       9.8
     Other                                                    6                     14.6
     Total                                                   41                     100.1




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                 Figure 5: "What is the main reason you do not want to work full-time?”

      Retired/Social security limit on earnings

               Child care obligations/problems


                                         Other

             Other family/personal obligations

                   Don’t want to/Don’t have to

                               School/Training

                    Health/Medical limitations

     Full-time work week is less than 35 hours


                                                  0%     5%   10%   15%   20%     25%   30%   35%




                                         Characteristics of Workers


                                                       Wage Rates
Intuitively, it makes sense that as the wage rate increases, so does the number of people
who are willing to work at that rate and this is what the Claremore area data reflect. Table
4 presents the estimated number of people in each of the work status categories broken
out by positions that include a standard package of benefits at various pay levels based on
attitudes about both the attractiveness and unattractiveness of the hourly positions.
Although Job Keepers, by definition, are those workers who are not interested in
changing jobs, this groups is more than willing to consider changing jobs for the right
amount of money. This is evinced by the fact that 93,136 Job Keepers (out of 142,581)
were willing to change positions, especially if they could receive more than $20 per hour.
This is 65.3% of all so-called Job Keepers. The percentages for each of the other groups
are even higher by incremental increase. 1



1
    For detailed results see the CLFS data breakdown that accompanies this document.


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                Table 4: Number of Persons Willing to Work by Wage Rate
                                           All                                     Job          Job          Job
Unattractive/Very Unattractive                        Underemployed
                                         Workers                                Shifters      Keepers      Seekers
$10 per hour                             118086              4343                19489         95222         2270
$12 per hour                             128284              6389                21709        101604         3848
$14 per hour                             101848              4562                17913         83605         2030
$16 per hour                              63639              2533                 9815         52084          304
$18 per hour                              68358              1500                10775         57419           0
$20 per hour                              50377              1242                11210         37652           0
$20+ per hour                             25927               321                 1581         24723           0
                                           All                                     Job          Job          Job
Attractive/Very Attractive                            Underemployed
                                         Workers                                Shifters      Keepers      Seekers
$10 per hour                             28,061              4,851                8,506        18,108       10,749
$12 per hour                             32,584              5,610                9,735        22,340       11,596
$14 per hour                             52,525              8,452               15,860        34,003       14,979
$16 per hour                             87,617             10,481               22,581        60,170       18,532
$18 per hour                             97,102             12,168               24,919        65,197       19,039
$20 per hour                             111,255            12,651               25,408        79,513       20,054
$20+ per hour                            130,137            14,583               29,607        93,136       20,054



             Figure 6: Number of Persons Willing to Work by Attractiveness of Wage Rate
   140,000

   120,000

   100,000

    80,000

    60,000

    40,000

    20,000

         0
                All Workers          Underemployed        Job Shifters          Job Keepers         Job Seekers

                      $10 per hour         $12 per hour         $14 per hour         $16 per hour
                      $18 per hour         $20 per hour         $20+ per hour




                                        Willingness to Change Jobs
As shown in Table 5, 58.1% of the Underemployed workers (9,034) indicated that they
would be willing to change jobs for an increase in pay of 15% or less, and 56.6% of the
Job Shifters (21,785 workers) were willing to change jobs for a 15% or less increase. Not
surprisingly, Job Keepers were least likely to say they would change jobs for a pay
increase of 15% or less with only 35.0% (or 49,903 workers) indicating this would be the



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case. Nevertheless, this is still a sizable group of workers and indicates the volatility of
the labor market. It is also interesting to note that only 25.6% of Job Keepers claimed to
not be interested in changing jobs at all.


     Table 5: Number of Workers Willing to Change Jobs by Percent Pay Raise
  Desired raise in pay         All Workers   Underemployed        Job Shifters     Job Keepers
  Less than 5%                     9,480         2,006               5,581            3,992
  5%-10%                          30,716         3,514               6,081           20,959
  10%-15%                         36,783         3,514              10,123           24,952
  15%-20%                         32,612         2,006               7,582           24,524
  More than 20%                   35,266         4,011               6,081           27,518
  Not interested                  39,248          498                2,040           36,501



                       Figure 7: Number of Workers Willing to Change Jobs
                                     by Percent Pay Raise
      50,000


      40,000


      30,000


      20,000


      10,000


           0
                 All Workers        Underemployed       Job Shifters       Job Keepers

        Less than 5%     5%-10%      10%-15%     15%-20%      More than 20%      Not interested




Workers whose employers did not provide a comprehensive benefits package that
included both paid vacation and health care coverage were also asked what pay raise
would be necessary for them to change jobs if they could find a position at an acceptable
rate that also offered such a benefits package. Table 6 shows that the Underemployed
were most likely to be willing to change jobs under such circumstances with 20%
requiring an increase of less than 5%. While this was true for only about 6% of Job
Keepers, the differences between the groups were only nominal when considering
increases in pay of 5% or greater. Nevertheless, Job Keepers (31.5%) were least likely to



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be willing to change jobs when compared to the Underemployed (5.0%) and Job Shifters
(2.9%).


      Table 6: Percentage of Workers w/out Benefits Willing to Change Jobs if
                    Benefits are Included by Percent Pay Raise
  Desired raise in pay            All Workers        Underemployed            Job Shifters      Job Keepers
  Less than 5%                        8.8%               20.0%                  11.4%               5.5%
  5%-10%                             15.8%               15.0%                  14.3%              15.7%
  10%-15%                            17.5%               15.0%                  20.0%              17.3%
  15%-20%                            11.1%               15.0%                  22.9%               7.9%
  More than 20%                      19.9%              30.0%                   25.7%              19.7%
  Not interested                     24.6%               5.0%                    2.9%              31.5%
    Note: percentages for those who were unsure are not shown in the table.



                  Figure 8: Percentage of Workers w/out Benefits Willing to Change
                          Jobs if Benefits are Included by Percent Pay Raise
        40%



        30%


        20%



        10%


          0%
                    All Workers          Underemployed             Job Shifters          Job Keepers

          Less than 5%       5%-10%        10%-15%        15%-20%        More than 20%       Not interested




Among the estimated 189,602 workers in the Claremore area, 28,440 (or 15.0%)
commute at least 21 miles to work and an additional 22.7% (43,040) commute 11-20
miles as shown in Table 7 below. The underemployed commute the farthest, with 12.9%
of this group traveling more than 50 miles to work compared to only 2.1% of Job
Keepers and none of the Job Shifters, although 11.7% of this latter group does commute
31-50 miles. Nevertheless, over half of all workers commute 10 miles or less.




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      Table 7: Distance Traveled to Place of Employment by Number of People
   Distance Traveled        All Workers      Underemployed       Job Shifters     Job Keepers
   0-5 miles                   65,033            6,514             14,510           46,481
   6-10 miles                  43,040            2,006              5,504           36,501
   11-20 miles                 43,040            3,514             10,007           32,081
   21-30 miles                 14,031             498               2,502           10,979
   31-50 miles                  9,480            1,011              4,503            4,990
   More than 50 miles           4,930            2,006                0              2,994
   Work at home                 7,584              0                1,001            6,559



                        Figure 9: Distance Traveled to Place of Employment
                                        by Number of People
   70,000

   60,000                                                                        0-5 miles

                                                                                 6-10 miles
   50,000
                                                                                 11-20 miles
   40,000
                                                                                 21-30 miles

   30,000                                                                        31-50 miles

   20,000                                                                        > 50 miles

                                                                                 Work at home
   10,000

        0
              All Workers   Underemployed     Job Shifters    Job Keepers




Less than half of all workers (42.9%) indicated a willingness to commute more than 20
miles to their job. This equates to 81,339 workers in the Claremore area. Conversely,
52.5% (nearly 100,000 workers) said they would not commute more than 20 miles and
23.6% (or 44,746) was unwilling to even commute farther than 10 miles. When
considering willingness to commute, it is worth noting that majorities of both the
Underemployed (53.1%) and Job Shifters (57.2%) are willing to travel more than 20
miles compared to only 39.7% of Job Keepers. Further, 25.0% of the Underemployed and
22.1% of Job shifters were willing to travel more than 30 miles. Table 8 reflects the
population estimates by types of workers and potential commute distance and Figure 10
is a graphical depiction of these results.




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               Table 8: Distance Willing to Commute by Number of People
    Distance                   All Workers   Underemployed       Job Shifters    Job Keepers
    0-5 miles                     18,581          482               1,001          16,967
    6-10 miles                    26,165         3,405              4,503          18,963
    11-20 miles                   54,795         3,405              9,507          43,059
    21-30 miles                   48,728         4,369             13,510          34,077
    31-50 miles                   22,563         1,943              7,505          14,971
    More than 50 miles            10,049         1,943              1,001           7,557


                 Figure 10: Distance Willing to Commute by Number of People
      60,000

      50,000
                                                                                   0-5 miles
      40,000                                                                       6-10 miles
                                                                                   11-20 miles
      30,000                                                                       21-30 miles
                                                                                   31-50 miles
      20,000
                                                                                   > 50 miles
                                                                                   Don't know
      10,000

           0
                 All Workers     Underemployed    Job Shifters    Job Keepers




A majority of all groups indicated that gas prices are the single biggest factor why they
don’t want to commute more than 20 miles. This was the case for 71.4% of the
Underemployed, 67.7% of Job Shifters, and 53.8% of Job Keepers. The time it takes was
the second most identified reason among Job Keepers, while family obligations ranked
second among the Underemployed. On the other hand, Job shifters were as likely to name
family obligations as they were to state that they just don’t want to drive that much.




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Conclusions


    •   54,036 residents of the Claremore area are either Underemployed or Job
        Shifters—or both—and are readily available to change jobs.


    •   4,341 people are currently unemployed and actively seeking work. However, an
        estimated 64,093 unemployed individuals are currently unemployed and have no
        desire to work, although 5,598 retirees do have an interest in working.


    •   Among working adults, 43.8% have completed at least a Bachelor’s degree and an
        additional one-third (33.2%) have had some college or have an Associate’s
        degree.


    •   While a total of 28,061 current workers thought a $10 per hour position was either
        “attractive” or “very attractive,” an estimated 130,137 out of 189,602 saw a
        position that offered more than $20 per hour was “attractive” or “very attractive.”
        While nearly two-thirds (65.3%) of Job Keepers indicated a job paying more than
        $20 per hour with benefits was desirable, Across all worker groups, 76.9% of Job
        Shifters and 93.8% of the Underemployed felt similarly. In contrast, 100.0% of
        Job Seekers thought a position paying $20 per hour with benefits was desirable.


    •   A total of 80,722 current workers are currently willing to change jobs for a pay
        raise of 15% or less.


    •   While 81,339 workers are willing to commute 21 miles or more to work, nearly
        100,000 are not willing to commute more than 20 miles to work.




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  Methodology and Data Report for the Claremore, Oklahoma Area Labor Force
                                    Study
          Conducted Among Residents Living in the Claremore Area

                            Data Collected June 2 – July 7, 2008




     Survey Conducted by the University of Oklahoma Public Opinion Learning
                                  Laboratory




                                      Report prepared by

                                       Amy Sue Goodin
                                          Director
                                         OU POLL
                                               And

                                        Natalie Jackson
                                   Graduate Research Assistant
                                           OU POLL

                                        Michael Gallup
                                   Graduate Research Assistant
                                           OU POLL




                                         August 8, 2008



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                                   TABLE OF CONTENTS



Methodological Report…………………………………………………………..…….. 21

Survey Frequency Results:

        1.1     Closed-ended Data……………………………………………………... 24

        1.2     Open-ended Data………………………………………………………...64

Appendix A: Introduction Selection Sequence……………………………………….....76

Appendix B: Fallback Statements……………………………………………………….77

Appendix C: Survey Questionnaire……………………………………………………..78




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                             METHODOLOGICAL REPORT

Purpose. This field report presents the methodological details for a telephone survey of
residents living in the Claremore, Oklahoma area conducted in June and July of 2008 by
the University of Oklahoma’s Public Opinion Learning Laboratory (OU POLL) for the
Oklahoma Department of Commerce. The purpose of the survey was to gauge the
employment potential of the local population in terms of skills, education, desire, and
ability to work.


Support Materials and Questionnaire. Interviewers were provided with scripted
introductions (Appendix A) designed to help them gain the cooperation of respondents
and fallback statements (Appendix B) to help them answer questions that respondents
were likely to ask. The questionnaire can be found in its entirety in Appendix C of this
report.


Interviewer Training. For this project, each interviewer underwent a project briefing
before making any calls. The questionnaire in its entirety was reviewed and all aspects of
the survey were discussed during this training session. Interviewers then reviewed the
questionnaire multiple times individually before making any calls.


Interviewing. The interviewer training and fieldwork was conducted between June 2 and
July 7, 2008. Interviews were conducted from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through
Thursday, 4:00 p.m. through 8:00 p.m. Friday, Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and
Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The shifts are structured in an attempt to increase the
diversity of the respondent pool.


Sampling. The study used a random telephone sample of residents living within Mayes,
Nowata, Osage, Rogers, Wagoner, and Washington counties, and select zip codes within
Tulsa County. A list of eligible zip codes was provided to the OU POLL by the
Department of Commerce and these zip codes were used to select the sample. This
sample was purchased from Survey Sampling, Inc. and was screened of many non-
residential numbers (such as businesses and non-working telephone numbers) by Survey
Sampling, Inc. to reduce the amount of time spent on this task by the interviewers.


Callbacks. In processing the sample for this study, 12 dialing attempts were allowed to
reach eligible households to complete interviews. If a respondent wished to be called
back at a specific time, interviewers entered an appointment time into the computer and,
at the specified time, the callback would automatically be sent to an interviewer to be
called.




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Disposition of the Sampling Pool. 606 complete interviews were obtained among
residents of the selected counties along with an additional 51 partially completed
interviews. Partially completed interviews are those that were cut off before the end of
the interview, for various reasons, but we were still able to obtain responses to a portion
of the substantive questions. For the population of interest, the 606 interviews represent a
margin of error of +/- 3.98% at a 95% confidence level. If the partially completed
interviews are included in this tally, the margin of error decreases to +/-3.82% at a 95%
confidence level. (The 95% confidence level means that if the survey were to be
conducted 100 times with 100 different random samples, the actual results obtained
would fall within the limits of error at least 95 times). Overall, 6,021 numbers were
released (dialed) from the sampling pool, and 24,805 call attempts were made by POLL
interviewers to complete interviews.


Response Rate. The rate presented below is designed to conform to the American
Association of Public Opinion Research’s (AAPOR) Standard Definitions: Final
Dispositions of Case Codes and Outcome Rates for Surveys (2006 edition).

        AAPOR Response and Cooperation Rates (Category 4): Of the 6,021 available
        telephone numbers, there were 1,544 known eligible households that resulted in
        657 fully and partially completed interviews from the Claremore area. The
        response rate for this sample was 33% and the cooperation rate was 46%.


Refusal Conversions. Refusal conversion efforts began on June 9, 2008, and were
managed systematically by the interviewing software and the interviewer supervisors.
“Hard” refusals, or those numbers in which a member of the household asked us not to
call back were not attempted, and at least five days had to elapse between the initial
refusal and the beginning of our conversion efforts. Conversion efforts led to 60 refusal
conversions, representing 9% of the total completed interviews; 51 of these completed
the entire survey and 9 dropped out part of the way through the questionnaire.


Final Outcomes of Sampling Data. Table 1 represents the final dispositions of the
sampling frames.


Statistical Weighting of the Data. The data was weighted by age group and gender in
order to represent the area as accurately as possible.




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                                 Table 1: Final Disposition of Sampling Pool
                                                                               Frequency   Percent
   Ineligible:                                 Non-residential number                493       8.2
                                               No eligible respondent                 20       0.3
                                               Non-working number                   2267      37.7
                                               Fax/Modem                             319       5.3
                                               Cellular phone                          9       0.1
         Sub-total Ineligible:                                                      3108      51.6

   Unknown Eligibility:                        No answer                            1095      18.2
                                               Caller ID/ privacy manager              7       0.1
                                               Answering machine                     127       2.1
                                               Phone line busy                       101       1.7
                                               Technical phone problems               39       0.6
         Sub-total Unknown Eligibility:                                             1369      22.7

   Eligible:                                   Completed Interview                   606      10.1
                                               Partially Completed Interview          51       0.8
                                               Individual Refusal                    162       2.7
                                               Household Refusal                     597       9.9
                                               Respondent never available            128       2.1
         Sub-total Eligible:                                                        1544      25.6

   Total Activated:                                                                 6021     100.0




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                              SURVEY FREQUENCY RESULTS
                                   Closed-Ended Data


                        Table 1: Frequency Distribution
               Q0: First, let me ask which county do you live in?
                                     Frequency                 Percent
     Mayes                               27                      4.5
     Nowata                               8                      1.3
     Osage                               17                      2.8
     Rogers                             114                      18.9
     Tulsa                              336                      55.6
     Wagoner                            100                      16.6
     Washington                           2                      0.3
     Total                              604                     100.0


                          Table 2: Frequency Distribution
                  Q1: Let me ask in what city or town do you live?
                                      Frequency                 Percent
     Adair                                 3                       0.5
     Alluwe                                1                       0.2
     Bixby                                 1                       0.2
     Broken Arrow                        128                      21.0
     Catoosa                               8                       1.3
     Chelsea                               8                       1.3
     Chouteau                              4                       0.7
     Claremore                            71                      11.6
     Collinsville                         20                       3.2
     Coweta                                1                       0.2
     Foyil                                 5                       0.8
     Nowata                                7                       1.2
     Oologah                              10                       1.6
     Owasso                               35                       5.8
     Pryor                                23                       3.8
     Ramona                                2                       0.3
     Skiatook                             20                       3.2
     Sperry                                7                       1.2
     Tulsa                               226                      37.1
     Verdigris                             2                       0.3
     Wagoner                              19                       3.1
     In the country                        1                       0.2
     No city                               1                       0.2
     Rogers County                         1                       0.2
     Rural                                 1                       0.2
     Rural Wagoner County                  1                       0.2
     Unincorporated                        1                       0.2
     Refused                               1                       0.2
     Total                               608                     100.0




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                         Table 3: Frequency Distribution
      Q3: Were you living in this house or apartment five years ago; that is, in
                                   June of 2003?
                                      Frequency                 Percent
     Yes                                  370                     61.0
     No                                   236                     39.0
     Don’t know                            1                      0.1
     Total                                607                    100.1


                           Table 4: Frequency Distribution
                 Q3A: Where did you live in June of 2003? Was it…
                                       Frequency             Percent
     A different residence in             127                   53.4
     the same county
     A different county in the             65                   27.5
     same state
     A different state                     40                   16.9
     Not in the U.S.                        2                    0.7
     Don’t know                             3                    1.4
     Total                                237                   99.9


                              Table 5: Frequency Distribution
                                  Q4: What is your age?
     18-24                                    37                               6.1
     25-44                                   219                               36.1
     45-64                                   233                               38.4
     65 and older                            118                               19.4
     Total                                   607                              100.0


                             Table 6: Frequency Distribution
                          Q5: Determine gender without asking.
                                         Frequency                          Percent
     Male                                   311                               51.2
     Female                                 296                               48.8
     Total                                  607                              100.0




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                         Table 7: Frequency Distribution
      Q6: What race or ethnicity do you consider yourself? Would you say…
     White                               487                   80.3
     Black/African American              37                    6.0
     Native American or                  52                    8.5
     American Indian
     Hispanic                            11                    1.7
     Asian                                5                    0.8
     Other                               12                    2.0
     Refused                              4                    0.6
     Drop-out                             1                    0.1
     Total                               607                  100.0


                     Table 8: Frequency Distribution
               Q6A: What tribe do you consider yourself to be?
                                   Frequency                Percent
     Choctaw                            2                      3.8
     Chickasaw                          2                      3.8
     Cherokee                          40                     76.9
     Other                              8                     15.4
     Total                             52                    100.1


                              Table 9: Frequency Distribution
                               Q7: Are you in the military?
                                          Frequency                         Percent
     Yes                                      15                              2.5
     No                                      591                              97.5
     Total                                   606                             100.0




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                           Table 10: Frequency Distribution
          Q8: Suppose a company locates a facility in your area and needs
     workers. The company pays $10 per hour, or about $21,000 per year plus
     a typical package of benefits including health insurance. Using a scale of
        one to five, where one is Very Unattractive and five is Very Attractive,
     please tell me how you would view such a job for yourself in your present
                                    circumstance.
                                        Frequency                 Percent
     Very unattractive                     272                       44.8
     Unattractive                           81                      13.3
     Neither unattractive or                56                       9.2
     attractive
     Attractive                             44                       7.3
     Very attractive                        63                      10.4
     Depends on the type of                  7                       1.2
     work
     Doesn’t want to work                   66                      10.9
     Other                                   2                       0.3
     Retired                                 2                       0.3
     Disabled                                3                       0.5
     Can’t work                              3                       0.5
     Don’t know                              2                       0.3
     Refused                                 2                       0.3
     Drop-out                                4                       0.7
     Total                                 607                      100.0


                          Table 11: Frequency Distribution
                              Q8A: Why do you say so?
                                       Frequency                            Percent
     Pay is not enough                    299                                72.9
     Doesn’t want to work                  42                                10.3
     (retired, etc.)
     Can’t work due to family               8                                  2.0
     responsibilities
     Other                                 17                                  4.1
     Makes more than that                   5                                  1.2
     Satisfied with current job            17                                  4.1
     Don’t know                            17                                  4.1
     Refused                                3                                  0.8
     Drop-out                               2                                  0.5
     Total                                410                                 100.0




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                            Table 12: Frequency Distribution
       Q9: What if the company pays $12 per hour or about $25,000 per year
      plus a typical package of benefits including health insurance? Using a
         scale of one to five, where one is Very Unattractive and Five is Very
      Attractive, please tell me how you would view such a job for yourself in
                              your present circumstance?
                                         Frequency                Percent
     Very unattractive                      183                     64.9
     Unattractive                            39                     13.8
     Neither unattractive or                 42                     14.9
     attractive
     Attractive                               5                      1.8
     Very attractive                          6                      2.1
     Depends on the type of                   1                      0.3
     work
     Doesn’t want to work                     1                      0.3
     Other                                    2                      0.7
     Don’t know                               1                      0.4
     Refused                                  1                      0.4
     Drop-out                                 1                      0.4
     Total                                  282                    100.0


                            Table 13: Frequency Distribution
        Q10: What if a company pays $14 per hour or about $29,000 per year
      plus a typical package of benefits including health insurance? Using a
         scale of one to five, where one is Very Unattractive and Five is Very
      Attractive, please tell me how you would view such a job for yourself in
                               your present circumstance.
                                         Frequency                Percent
     Very unattractive                      145                     55.3
     Unattractive                            45                     17.2
     Neither unattractive or                 35                     13.4
     attractive
     Attractive                              34                     13.0
     Very attractive                          3                      1.1
     Total                                  262                    100.0




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                            Table 14: Frequency Distribution
       Q10a: What if a company pays $16 per hour or about $33,000 per year
      plus a typical package of benefits including health insurance? Using a
         scale of one to five, where one is Very Unattractive and Five is Very
      Attractive, please tell me how you would view such a job for yourself in
                               your present circumstance.
                                         Frequency                Percent
     Very unattractive                      121                     45.9
     Unattractive                            37                     14.0
     Neither unattractive or                 32                     12.1
     attractive
     Attractive                              47                     17.8
     Very attractive                         27                     10.2
     Total                                  264                    100.0


                            Table 15: Frequency Distribution
       Q10b: What if a company pays $18 per hour or about $37,000 per year
      plus a typical package of benefits including health insurance? Using a
         scale of one to five, where one is Very Unattractive and Five is Very
      Attractive, please tell me how you would view such a job for yourself in
                               your present circumstance.
                                         Frequency                Percent
     Very unattractive                      105                     55.5
     Unattractive                            33                     17.5
     Neither unattractive or                 34                     18.0
     attractive
     Attractive                              16                      8.5
     Very attractive                          1                      0.5
     Total                                  189                    100.0


                            Table 16: Frequency Distribution
       Q10c: What if a company pays $20 per hour or about $41,000 per year
      plus a typical package of benefits including health insurance? Using a
         scale of one to five, where one is Very Unattractive and Five is Very
      Attractive, please tell me how you would view such a job for yourself in
                               your present circumstance.
                                         Frequency                Percent
     Very unattractive                       84                     48.3
     Unattractive                            26                     14.9
     Neither unattractive or                 36                     20.8
     attractive
     Attractive                              24                     14.1
     Very attractive                          3                      1.9
     Total                                  173                    100.0




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                          Table 17: Frequency Distribution
        Q10d: What if a company pays more than $20 per hour or more than
         $41,000 per year plus a typical package of benefits including health
      insurance? Using a scale of one to five, where one is Very Unattractive
     and Five is Very Attractive, please tell me how you would view such a job
                     for yourself in your present circumstance.
                                        Frequency                 Percent
     Very unattractive                      43                     29.4
     Unattractive                           19                     13.0
     Neither unattractive or                39                     26.9
     attractive
     Attractive                             24                     16.6
     Very attractive                        13                      9.2
     Depends on type of work                 3                      2.0
     Other                                   2                      1.2
     Refused                                 1                      0.7
     Drop-out                                2                      1.2
     Total                                 146                     100.0


                        Table 18: Frequency Distribution
           Q11: Does anyone is this household have a business or farm?
                                     Frequency               Percent
     Yes                                112                    18.7
     No                                 484                    80.8
     Don’t know                          1                     0.2
     Refused                             1                     0.2
     Drop-out                            1                     0.2
     Total                              599                   100.1


                           Table 19: Frequency Distribution
                     Q12: Last week, did you do any work for pay?
                                        Frequency               Percent
     Yes                                   262                     54.0
     No                                    222                     45.7
     Don’t know                             1                      0.3
     Total                                 485                    100.0


                         Table 20: Frequency Distribution
      Q13: Last week, did you do any work for either pay or profit? (Include
           paid and unpaid vacations, paid and unpaid sick leave as work)
                                       Frequency                Percent
     Yes                                   80                     71.6
     No                                    32                     28.4
     Total                                112                    100.0




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                        Table 21: Frequency Distribution
      Q14: Last week, did you do any unpaid work in the family business or
                                      farm?
                                     Frequency               Percent
     Yes                                 12                     34.7
     No                                  23                     63.8
     Don’t know                           1                      1.5
     Total                               36                    100.0


                        Table 22: Frequency Distribution
         Q15: Did you receive any payments or profits from the business?
                                     Frequency                Percent
     Yes                                  3                      23.1
     No                                  10                      76.9
     Total                               13                     100.0


                       Table 23: Frequency Distribution
              Q16: Do you work in the same county that you live in?
                                    Frequency                 Percent
     Yes                                264                     74.4
     No                                 87                     24.5
     Don’t know                          4                      1.1
     Total                              355                    100.0


                          Table 24: Frequency Distribution
                         Q17: In which county do you work?
                                       Frequency                            Percent
     Mayes                                  2                                  2.1
     Osage                                  1                                  1.1
     Rogers                                 7                                  7.4
     Tulsa                                 68                                 72.3
     Wagoner                                3                                  3.1
     Washington                             3                                  3.1
     Broken Arrow                           2                                  2.1
     Creek                                  1                                  1.1
     Harris County, Texas                   1                                  1.1
     Lincoln, Harper                        1                                  1.1
     Muskogee                               1                                  1.1
     Oklahoma                               1                                  1.1
     6 states, 28 counties                  1                                  1.1
     Don’t know                             1                                  1.1
     Drop-out                               1                                  1.1
     Total                                 94                                100.0




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                       Table 25: Frequency Distribution
                    Q18: In which city or town do you work?
                                    Frequency               Percent
     Bartlesville                         5                   1.4
     Broken Arrow                        33                   9.2
     Claremore                           24                   6.7
     Owasso                              24                   6.7
     Pryor                               12                   3.4
     Skiatook                             4                   1.1
     Tulsa                              216                   60.5
     Wagoner                              5                   1.4
     Someplace else                       6                   1.7
     Adair                                1                   0.3
     Catoosa                              2                   0.6
     Chandler, Woodward                   2                   0.6
     Chelsea                              2                   0.6
     Chouteau                             2                   0.6
     Collinsville                         2                   0.6
     Glenpool                             1                   0.3
     Houston, TX                          1                   0.3
     Muskogee                             1                   0.3
     Nowata                               2                   0.6
     Oklahoma City                        2                   0.6
     Oologah                              2                   0.6
     Pryor                                2                   0.6
     Rogers                               2                   0.6
     Don’t know                           3                   0.8
     Drop-out                             1                   0.3
     Total                              357                  100.4




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                          Table 26: Frequency Distribution
       Q19: Why didn’t you work for pay last week? Was it because you are:
                                       Frequency             Percent
     Retired                              108                  46.0
     Disabled                              30                  12.8
     Waiting to start work                 10                   4.3
     Away from work without                 4                   1.7
     pay
     Don’t work outside home               23                   9.8
     Never worked outside                   2                   0.8
     home
     Don’t have reliable                    4                   1.7
     transportation
     Unemployed                            10                   4.3
     A student                              6                   2.6
     On vacation (w/pay)                   20                   8.5
     Didn’t have to work                    5                   2.1
     Other                                  9                   3.8
     Refused                                2                   0.8
     Drop-out                               2                   0.8
     Total                                235                 100.0


                        Table 27: Frequency Distribution
      Q20: Does your disability prevent you from accepting any kind of work
                          during the next six months?
                                     Frequency               Percent
     Yes                                          25                          81.4
     No                                            5                          16.4
     Don’t know                                    1                           2.2
     Total                                        31                         100.0


                       Table 28: Frequency Distribution
     Q21: Do you have a disability that prevents you from accepting any kind
                     of work during the next six months?
                                     Frequency                Percent
     Yes                                           5                           72.7
     No                                            2                           27.3
     Total                                         7                          100.0




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                        Table 29: Frequency Distribution
             Q22: Do you currently want a job, either full or part time?
                                     Frequency                   Percent
     Yes                                 40                         22.4
     Maybe                                8                          4.5
     No                                 127                         71.3
     Don’t know                           1                          0.6
     Refused                              1                          0.6
     Drop-out                             1                          0.6
     Total                              178                        100.0


                        Table 30: Frequency Distribution
     Q24: Last week, did you have more than one job (or business), including
                      part-time, evening or weekend work?
                                     Frequency               Percent
     Yes                                 55                    14.6
     No                                  320                   85.1
     Refused                              1                     0.3
     Total                               376                  100.0


                       Table 31: Frequency Distribution
               Q25: How many jobs (or businesses) did you have?
                                    Frequency               Percent
     1                                  14                    25.9
     2                                  27                    50.0
     3                                   8                    14.8
     More than 3                         5                     9.3
     Total                              54                   100.0


                       Table 32: Frequency Distribution
        Q26: Do you usually work 35 hours or more per week at your job or
                                  business?
                                    Frequency                Percent
     Yes                               299                     85.9
     No                                 49                     14.1
     Total                             348                    100.0




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                      Table 33: Frequency Distribution
        Q27: How many hours per week do you usually work at your job or
                                 business?
                                   Frequency               Percent
     1-10                               9                     2.6
     11-15                              1                     0.3
     16-20                              7                     2.0
     21-25                             11                     3.2
     26-30                             12                     3.5
     31-34                              6                     1.7
     35                                 5                     1.4
     36-40                            126                    36.4
     41-45                             57                    16.5
     46-50                             61                    17.6
     51-55                             10                     2.9
     56-60                             25                     7.2
     More than 60                      12                     3.5
     Don’t know                         3                     0.9
     Refused                            1                     0.3
     Total                            346                   100.0


                       Table 34: Frequency Distribution
      Q28: Do you usually work 35 hours or more per week at all your jobs?
                                    Frequency               Percent
     Yes                                33                     82.4
     No                                  7                     17.6
     Total                              40                    100.0


                        Table 35: Frequency Distribution
      Q29: How many hours per week do you usually work at your main job?
                                     Frequency             Percent
     1-10                                 4                   9.8
     16-20                                3                   7.3
     21-25                                2                   4.9
     26-30                                3                   7.3
     31-35                                1                   2.4
     36-40                               10                  24.4
     41-45                                6                  14.6
     46-50                                7                  17.1
     56-60                                4                   9.8
     More than 60 hours                   1                   2.4
     Total                               41                 100.0




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                         Table 36: Frequency Distribution
      Q30: Do you want to work a full-time workweek with just one employer?
                                      Frequency                Percent
     Yes                                  15                     24.3
     No                                   42                     67.7
     Regular hours are full-               2                      3.2
     time
     Don’t know                            1                      1.6
     Drop-out                              2                      3.2
     Total                                62                    100.0


                            Table 37: Frequency Distribution
         Q31: Some people work part-time because they cannot find full time
         work or because business is poor. Others work part-time because of
       family obligations or other personal reasons. What is your main reason
                       for working part-time instead of full time?
                                         Frequency                 Percent
     Slack work/business                      2                      12.5
     conditions
     Could only find part-time                1                       6.3
     work
     Child care problems                      1                       6.3
     Other family/personal                    6                      37.5
     obligations
     Health/Medical                           2                      12.5
     limitations
     Retired/Social security                  2                      12.5
     limit on earnings
     Full-time work week is                   1                       6.2
     less than 35 hours
     Other                                    1                       6.2
     Total                                   16                     100.0


                           Table 38: Frequency Distribution
          Q32: What is the MAIN reason you DO NOT want to work full-time?
                                                   Frequency     Percent
     Child care obligations/problems                    9           22.0
     Other family/personal obligations                  5           12.2
     Health/Medical limitations                         2            4.9
     School/Training                                    2            4.9
     Retired/Social security limit on earnings         12           29.3
     Full-time work week is less than 35 hours          1            2.4
     Don’t want to/Don’t have to                        4            9.8
     Other                                              6           14.6
     Total                                             41          100.1




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                         Table 39: Frequency Distribution
           Q33: Now I have a few questions regarding the fringe benefits
      associated with your (main) job or business. Does your job have a paid
                                     vacation?
                                      Frequency                Percent
     Yes                                  288                    74.8
     No                                   81                     21.0
     Self-employed                        11                      2.9
     Don’t know                            2                      0.5
     Drop-out                              3                      0.8
     Total                                385                   100.0


                           Table 40: Frequency Distribution
      Q34: Does your job offer health care insurance paid by the employer?
                                        Frequency             Percent
     Yes                                   239                  64.2
     Part of health care is                 42                  11.3
     paid by the employer
     No                                     90                  24.2
     Don’t know                              1                   0.3
     Total                                 372                 100.0


                        Table 41: Frequency Distribution
        Q35: Does your job offer reimbursement for education and training
                                    courses?
                                     Frequency               Percent
     Yes                                197                    53.1
     No                                 144                    38.8
     Don’t know                          29                    7.8
     Refused                              1                    0.3
     Total                              371                   100.0


                            Table 42: Frequency Distribution
                       Q36: Does your job offer a retirement plan?
                                         Frequency                Percent
     Yes                                    274                     73.7
     No                                      92                    24.7
     Don’t know                               5                     1.3
     Refused                                  1                     0.3
     Total                                  372                    100.0




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                        Table 43: Frequency Distribution
             Q37: Does your present job offer advancement potential?
                                     Frequency               Percent
     Yes                                271                    73.0
     No                                  94                   25.3
     Don’t know                           5                    1.4
     Refused                              1                    0.3
     Total                              371                   100.0


                         Table 44: Frequency Distribution
              Q38: How far do you live from your place of employment?
                                       Frequency               Percent
     0 - 5 miles                          131                    34.2
     6 – 10 miles                          87                   22.7
     11 – 20 miles                         86                   22.5
     21 – 30 miles                         28                    7.3
     31 – 50 miles                         19                    5.0
     More than 50 miles                    10                    2.6
     Work at home                          15                    3.9
     Don’t know                             4                    1.0
     Refused                                1                    0.3
     Drop-out                               2                    0.5
     Total                                383                   100.0


                          Table 45: Frequency Distribution
                      Q39: How did you get to work last week?
                                       Frequency              Percent
     Car, truck, or van                   334                   91.5
     Bus                                    5                   1.4
     Walk to work                          11                   3.0
     Other                                  2                   0.5
     Work from home                         4                   1.1
     Did not work last week                 4                   1.1
     Airplane                               3                   0.9
     Refused                                2                   0.5
     Total                                365                  100.0


                       Table 46: Frequency Distribution
                    Q39A: Did you drive your own vehicle?
                                    Frequency                               Percent
     Own vehicle                       308                                    92.5
     Rode with someone else              5                                    1.5
     Company car                        19                                    5.7
     Borrowed car                        1                                    0.3
     Total                             333                                   100.0




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                            Table 47: Frequency Distribution
     Q40: How reliable is the transportation you use to work? Would you say
                 very reliable, somewhat reliable, or not at all reliable?
                                         Frequency                    Percent
     Very reliable                          326                         91.8
     Somewhat reliable                       24                         6.8
     Not at all reliable                      4                         1.1
     Drop-out                                 1                         0.3
     Total                                  355                        100.0


                       Table 48: Frequency Distribution
        Q40A: Why do you say that your transportation is not at all reliable?
                                    Frequency                  Percent
     Bus system is not                   2                       50.0
     efficient
     Car needs repairs                   2                       50.0
     Total                               4                      100.0


                          Table 49: Frequency Distribution
     Q40B: Interviewer: If asked you may clarify by saying that “your area” is
           the area within easy driving distance. Does the lack of reliable
       transportation prevent you from working at a better job in your area?
                                       Frequency                Percent
     Yes                                     4                     24.2
     No                                     11                     75.8
     Total                                  15                    100.0


                         Table 50: Frequency Distribution
                                 Q40C: How so?
                                      Frequency                             Percent
     Car won’t go over 40                 2                                  50.0
     miles per hour
     Could reach more people              2                                   50.0
     with better
     transportation
     Total                                4                                   100.0




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                        Table 51: Frequency Distribution
        Q41: Even though you are now employed in a job or have your own
       business, have you taken any action to find a new job in the last three
                                    months?
                                     Frequency                  Percent
     Yes                                 77                       20.2
     No                                  302                       79.5
     Refused                              1                        0.3
     Total                               380                      100.0


                          Table 52: Frequency Distribution
         Q42: What are all the things you have done to find alternative work
                            during the last three months?
                                        Frequency                Percent
     Contacted employer                     15                    12.4
     directly/interview
     Contacted public                        6                     5.0
     employment agency
     Contacted private                       5                     4.1
     employment agency
     Contacted friends or                    8                     6.6
     relatives
     Contacted school/                       1                     0.8
     university employment
     center
     Attended job training                   1                     0.8
     programs/courses
     Sent out resumes/filled                23                    19.1
     out applications
     Checked union/                          1                     0.8
     professional registers
     Placed or answered ads                  3                     2.5
     Looked at ads                          17                    14.0
     Surfed the internet                    33                    27.3
     Other                                   8                     6.6
     Total                                  121                   100.0




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                          Table 53: Frequency Distribution
        Q42A: Please tell me the PRIMARY reason that you are looking for
                                    another job?
                                       Frequency            Percent
     Better pay                            34                  44.7
     Better benefits                        5                   6.6
     Want to work closer to                 5                   6.6
     home
     Change in career                      10                  13.2
     Other                                  6                   7.9
     Laid off/pending lay-off               5                   6.6
     Better job generally                  11                  14.4
     Total                                 76                  99.7


                        Table 54: Frequency Distribution
                Q42B: How much pay are you looking for per hour?
                                     Frequency              Percent
     $6-$8                                1                    3.1
     $8.01-$10                            2                    6.3
     $10.01 - $15                         5                   15.6
     $15.01 - $20                        11                   34.4
     $20.01 - $25                         3                    9.4
     $25.01-$30                           2                    6.3
     $30.01+                              5                   15.6
     Don’t know                           3                    9.4
     Total                               32                  100.1


                           Table 55: Frequency Distribution
        Q43: Assume you receive an offer for a job that you are qualified to
       perform and that involved similar working conditions, job security and
         fringe benefits as your current job. What increase in pay would be
                   necessary to attract you to another employer?
                                        Frequency                Percent
     Less than 5% increase                  19                     5.0
     B/w 5% and 10%                         61                    16.1
     B/w 10% and 15%                        74                    19.6
     B/w 15% and 20%                        65                    17.2
     More than 20%                          70                    18.5
     Not interested at any                  78                    20.6
     increase
     Other                                   7                     1.9
     Don’t know                              1                     0.3
     Refused                                 1                     0.3
     Drop-out                                2                     0.5
     Total                                 378                    100.0




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                          Table 56: Frequency Distribution
     Q43A: What increase in pay would be necessary to attract you to another
        employer who offered a standard package of benefits including paid
                           vacation and health benefits?
                                       Frequency              Percent
     Less than 5% increase                 15                    8.8
     B/w 5% and 10%                        27                   15.8
     B/w 10% and 15%                       30                   17.5
     B/w 15% and 20%                       19                   11.1
     More than 20%                         34                   19.9
     Not interested at any                 42                   24.6
     increase
     Don’t know                             4                    2.3
     Total                                171                   100.0


                         Table 57: Frequency Distribution
        Q44: How far are you willing to commute to a place of employment?
                                      Frequency                Percent
     0 - 5 miles                          37                     9.8
     6 – 10 miles                         53                    14.0
     11 – 20 miles                        109                    28.8
     21 – 30 miles                        97                    25.7
     31 – 50 miles                        45                    11.9
     More than 50 miles                   20                     5.3
     Don’t know                           15                     4.0
     Refused                               2                     0.5
     Total                                378                   100.0


                        Table 58: Frequency Distribution
      Q44A: Is your transportation reliable enough to allow you to commute
                               that far everyday?
                                     Frequency                Percent
     Yes                                 176                     98.2
     No                                   1                      0.6
     Don’t know                           1                      0.6
     Refused                              1                      0.6
     Total                               179                    100.0


                              Table 59: Frequency Distribution
                                    Q44B: Why is that?
                                           Frequency                        Percent
     Car has bad tires                         1                              50.0
     Old car                                   1                              50.0
     Total                                     2                             100.0




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                          Table 60: Frequency Distribution
      Q45: Please tell me which of the following are reasons that you are not
                      willing to commute more than 20 miles?
                                       Frequency               Percent
     Family obligations                    20                    10.1
     Don’t wish to drive that              16                     8.0
     much
     Gas prices                           114                    57.3
     Takes too much time                   30                    15.1
     Other                                 18                     9.0
     Refused                                1                     0.5
     Total                                199                   100.0


                         Table 61: Frequency Distribution
       Q46: How many different employers have you worked for in the past 5
        years? In other words, how many different places have you worked
                      including the family business or farm?
                                      Frequency               Percent
     1                                    184                   48.8
     2                                    105                   27.8
     3                                    47                    12.5
     4                                    21                     5.6
     5                                     2                     0.5
     6                                     3                     0.8
     8                                     4                     1.0
     More than 8                           1                     0.3
     0                                    10                     2.7
     Total                                377


                       Table 62: Frequency Distribution
       Q47: Have you been doing anything to find work during the last four
                                    weeks?
                                    Frequency               Percent
     Yes                                23                     56.9
     No                                 17                     43.1
     Total                              40                    100.0




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                         Table 63: Frequency Distribution
      Q48: What are all the things you have done to find work during the last
                                   four weeks?
                                      Frequency                Percent
     Contacted employer                    1                      2.5
     directly/interview
     Contacted public                      1                      2.5
     employment agency
     Contacted private                     1                      2.5
     employment agency
     Contacted friends or                  1                      2.5
     relatives
     Sent out resume/sent out              9                     22.5
     application
     Placed or answered ads                2                      5.0
     Looked at ads                         7                     17.5
     Surfed the internet                  11                     27.5
     Other                                 3                      7.5
     Don’t know                            2                      5.0
     Refused                               1                      2.5
     Drop-out                              1                      2.5
     Total                                40                    100.0


                      Table 64: Frequency Distribution
      Q49: LAST WEEK, could you have started a job if one had bee offered?
                                   Frequency                  Percent
     Yes                                 16                     72.7
     No                                   4                     18.2
     Don’t know                           2                      9.1
     Total                               22                    100.0
                      Table 65: Frequency Distribution
      Q50: Have you been looking for full-time work of 35 hours or more per
                                    week?
                                   Frequency                  Percent
     Yes                                 14                     77.8
     No                                   4                     22.2
     Total                               18                    100.0


                        Table 66: Frequency Distribution
      Q51: What kind of work do you do, that is, what was your occupation in
                              the last job you held?
                                      Frequency               Percent
     Enter response                       35                    100.0
     Total                                35                    100.0




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                           Table 67: Frequency Distribution
      Q52: What is the MAIN reason you were NOT looking for work during the
                                LAST FOUR WEEKS?
                                        Frequency            Percent
     Believes no work                        1                  5.6
     available in line of work
     or area
     Child care                              2                 11.1
     responsibilities/problems
     Family responsibilities                 2                 11.1
     Ill-health, physical                    7                 38.9
     disability
     Transportation problems                 2                 11.1
     Doesn’t want to work                    1                  5.6
     Other                                   3                 16.6
     Total                                  18                100.0


                        Table 68: Frequency Distribution
      Q53: Did you look for work at any time during the last twelve months?
                                     Frequency                 Percent
     Yes                                  14                      8.9
     No                                  142                      89.9
     Refused                               1                      0.6
     Drop-out                              1                      0.6
     Total                               158                     100.0


                        Table 69: Frequency Distribution
      Q54: Did you actually work at a job or a business during the last twelve
                                     months?
                                      Frequency                 Percent
     Yes                                  27                     17.2
     No                                   129                     82.2
     Refused                               1                      0.6
     Total                                157                    100.0




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                         Table 70: Frequency Distribution
                Q55: What is the main reason you left your last job?
                                      Frequency                 Percent
     Personal, family                     24                      15.3
     Return to school                      1                       0.6
     Health                               13                       8.3
     Retirement                           74                      47.1
     Temporary, seasonal or                6                       3.8
     intermittent job
     completed
     Slack work or business                2                       1.3
     conditions
     Unsatisfactory work                   3                       2.0
     arrangements
     Never had a job                       6                       3.8
     Pay                                   6                       3.8
     Relocated                             3                       1.9
     Other                                14                       8.9
     Don’t know                            1                       0.6
     Refused                               3                       2.0
     Drop-out                              1                       0.6
     Total                               157                      100.0


                       Table 71: Frequency Distribution
       Q56: Do you intend to look for work during the next twelve months?
                                     Frequency                Percent
     Yes                                 22                     14.1
     No                                 129                      82.7
     Don’t know                           5                      3.2
     Total                              156                     100.0


                             Table 72: Frequency Distribution
       Q57: What best describes your situation at this time? For example, are
       you disabled, ill, in school, taking care of house or family, or something
                                           else?
                                          Frequency                 Percent
     Disabled                                  2                        9.5
     Ill                                       1                        4.8
     In school                                 2                        9.5
     Taking care of house or                  10                       47.6
     family
     Retired                                   1                        4.8
     Other                                     4                       19.0
     Refused                                   1                        4.8
     Total                                    21                      100.0




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                          Table 73: Frequency Distribution
        Q58: Now I have a few questions about the job at which you worked
         LAST WEEK. Were you employed by the government, by a private
         company, a non-profit organization, or were you self-employed (or
                          working in the family business)?
                                       Frequency               Percent
     Government                            55                    14.6
     Private or Profit                     228                   60.5
     company
     Non-profit organization               27                     7.2
     (include tax exempt and
     charitable organizations)
     Self-employed                         54                    14.3
     Working in family                      2                     0.5
     business
     Other                                  6                     1.6
     Don’t know                             3                     0.8
     Refused                                2                     0.5
     Total                                 377                  100.0


                        Table 74: Frequency Distribution
           Q59: Were you working for federal, state, or local government?
                                     Frequency                   Percent
     Federal                             11                        19.3
     State                               30                        52.6
     Local                               13                        22.8
     Don’t know                           3                         5.3
     Total                               57                       100.0


                           Table 75: Frequency Distribution
                  Q60: What kind of business or industry are you in?
                                        Frequency               Percent
     Agriculture                             7                     2.2
     Mining                                  2                     0.6
     Construction                           29                     9.1
     Manufacturing                          24                     7.5
     Transportation,                        37                    11.5
     communications, or
     public utility
     Wholesale or retail trade              36                    11.2
     Restaurants                             6                     1.9
     Legal services                          8                     2.5
     Health and medical                     47                    14.7
     services
     Education                              13                     4.1
     Business and                            4                     1.2
     Accounting services
     Engineering and                        20                     6.2


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     Technical services
     Personal services or                          3                           0.9
     recreational services
     Finance, insurance, or                       20                           6.2
     real estate
     Other                                       63                           19.6
     Refused                                      2                            0.6
     Total                                       321                          100.0


                          Table 76: Frequency Distribution
        Q61: What kind of work do you do, that is, what is your occupation?
                                       Frequency                Percent
     Administration/                       49                     13.0
     management
     Agriculture                            4                      1.1
     Clerical                              31                      8.2
     Professional (e.g. doctor,            65                     17.2
     lawyer, engineer, nurse)
     Sales                                 38                     10.1
     Service                               49                     13.0
     Vocational/technical                  95                     25.2
     Education/teaching                    44                     11.7
     Refused                                2                      0.5
     Total                                377                    100.0


                         Table 77: Frequency Distribution
      Q62: What are your usual activities or duties at this job? For example
       typing, keeping account books, operating printing press, laying brick.
                                      Frequency                 Percent
     Enter response                      370                      98.4
     Don’t know                           2                       0.5
     Refused                              3                       0.8
     Drop-out                             1                       0.2
     Total                               376                     100.0


                        Table 78: Frequency Distribution
           Q63: What other skills do you have that are not involved in this
                                   employment?
                                      Frequency                  Percent
     Enter response                       290                      77.1
     Don’t know                           78                      20.7
     Refused                               8                       2.1
     Total                                376                     100.1




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                          Table 79: Frequency Distribution
           Q63A: If & only if the respondent mentions any computer skills
                                       Frequency              Percent
     Computer skills                       73                   19.4
     mentioned
     No computer skills                   303                   80.6
     mentioned
     Total                                376                  100.0


                          Table 80: Frequency Distribution
                  Q63B: Let me ask about your computer skills.
                 What is your strongest computer skill? (pick one)
                                       Frequency               Percent
     Word processing, such                 21                    28.4
     as using MS-Word
     Spreadsheet analysis,                  5                     6.8
     such as Lotus or Excel
     Bookkeeping, such as                   2                     2.7
     Quicken
     Computer assisted                      1                     1.3
     design
     Website development                    2                     2.7
     Troubleshooting                        9                    12.2
     machines
     Maintains a computer                   1                     1.3
     network
     Computer programming                   8                    10.8
     (C,SAS,SPSS)
     Other                                 19                    25.7
     Don’t know                             2                     2.7
     Refused                                2                     2.7
     Drop-out                               2                     2.7
     Total                                 74                   100.0




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                        Table 81: Frequency Distribution
                  Q63C: What other computer skills do you have?
                                     Frequency               Percent
     Word processing, such               34                    23.1
     as using MS-Word
     Spreadsheet analysis,               31                    21.1
     such as Lotus or Excel
     Bookkeeping, such as                13                     8.8
     Quicken
     Computer assisted                    7                     4.8
     design (CAD)
     Website development                  9                     6.1
     Work on machines,                   14                     9.5
     troubleshooting
     Maintains a computer                 8                     5.5
     network
     Computer programming                 8                     5.5
     (C,SAS,SPSS)
     Develops own software                3                     2.0
     applications
     Other                               16                    10.9
     Don’t know                           4                     2.7
     Total                              147                   100.0


                        Table 82: Frequency Distribution
        Q64: Many employers now hire workers both directly as permanent
      employees and through a temporary employment agency for temporary
            employees. Are you a permanent or temporary employee?
                                     Frequency               Percent
     Permanent                          346                    92.5
     Temporary                           16                    4.3
     Don’t know                           7                    1.9
     Refused                              2                    0.5
     Drop-out                             3                    0.8
     Total                              374                   100.0


                            Table 83: Frequency Distribution
                          Q65: Would you like a permanent job?
                                         Frequency                          Percent
     Yes                                      8                               50.0
     No                                       8                               50.0
     Total                                   16                              100.0




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                          Table 84: Frequency Distribution
      Q66: Because of circumstances, some people find it necessary to work
     at jobs that do not match their skill level. For example, a master plumber
     taking tickets at a movie theatre would be a mismatch between skills and
          job requirements. Does your current job under-utilize your skills,
                               education, and talents?
                                       Frequency                  Percent
     Yes/Maybe                               84                    22.6
     No                                     279                     75.2
     Don’t know                               5                     1.4
     Refused                                  2                     0.5
     Drop-out                                 1                     0.3
     Total                                  371                    100.0


                          Table 85: Frequency Distribution
         Q67: Why do you think you are currently underutilized at your job?
                                       Frequency               Percent
     Had previous job that                  9                     10.5
     required more skill
     and/or education
     Have had additional job               15                     17.4
     training and/or job
     education
     Current job does not                  24                     27.9
     require my training and/
     or education
     Had a previous job                     5                      5.8
     where I earned more
     income
     Other                                 25                     29.1
     Don’t know                             8                      9.3
     Total                                 86                    100.0


                        Table 86: Frequency Distribution
      Q68: Have you had jobs in the past which better utilized your skills and
                                   education?
                                     Frequency                  Percent
     Yes                                 60                       71.4
     No                                  24                       28.6
     Total                               84                      100.0
                        Table 87: Frequency Distribution
      Q69: What type of job or jobs have you had in the past which required
                          more skill and/or education?
                                     Frequency                  Percent
     Enter response                      60                      100.0
     Total                               60                      100.0




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                         Table 88: Frequency Distribution
       Q70: Taking into account inflation, did your previous job (the job that
               required more skill) provide you with more income?
                                      Frequency                 Percent
     Yes                                   31                      51.7
     No                                    28                      46.7
     Don’t know                             1                       1.6
     Total                                 60                     100.0


                       Table 89: Frequency Distribution
       Q71: Would you change jobs so you could better utilize your skills?
                                    Frequency                Percent
     Yes                                53                      63.1
     No                                 27                      32.1
     Don’t know                          4                       4.8
     Total                              84                     100.0


                      Table 90: Frequency Distribution
      Q72: Would you be willing to undertake job training associated with a
                       new employment opportunity?
                                    Frequency                 Percent
     Yes                                68                      81.0
     No                                 15                      17.9
     Don’t know                          1                       1.1
     Total                              84                     100.0


                       Table 91: Frequency Distribution
             Q73: Do you generally work daytime or evening hours?
                                    Frequency               Percent
     Daytime                           335                    90.5
     Evening                            33                    8.9
     Refused                             2                    0.6
     Total                             370                   100.0


                       Table 92: Frequency Distribution
         Q73A: Would you like a job where you could work during daytime
                                     hours?
                                     Frequency               Percent
     Yes                                 16                    48.5
     No                                  17                    51.5
     Total                               33                   100.0




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                         Table 93: Frequency Distribution
             Q74: How much formal education have you completed?
                                      Frequency           Percent
     Less than high school                20                3.3
     High school                         157                26.3
     Some college                        152                25.5
     Associate degree                     43                7.2
     Bachelor of Science                  85               14.2
     degree
     Bachelor of Arts degree              41                6.9
     Postgraduate degree                  81               13.6
     (masters, PhD, JD,MD)
     Other                                15                2.5
     Refused                               3                0.5
     Total                               597               100.0


                        Table 94: Frequency Distribution
           Q75: Did you receive your Associate’s degree in Oklahoma?
                                     Frequency               Percent
     Yes                                 32                     74.4
     No                                  11                     25.6
     Total                               43                    100.0


                         Table 95: Frequency Distribution
           Q75A: In which state did you receive your associate’s degree?
                                      Frequency                Percent
     Indiana                               1                       9.1
     Kansas                                1                       9.1
     Kentucky                              1                       9.1
     Maryland                              1                       9.1
     Missouri                              2                      18.2
     Montana                               1                       9.1
     Texas                                 3                      27.2
     Washington                            1                       9.1
     Total                                11                     100.0


                       Table 96: Frequency Distribution
           Q76: Did you receive your bachelor’s degree in Oklahoma?
                                    Frequency                Percent
     Yes                               127                     61.7
     No                                 78                     37.9
     Refused                             1                      0.4
     Total                             206                    100.0




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                        Table 97: Frequency Distribution
           Q76A: In which state did you receive your bachelor’s degree?
                                      Frequency                Percent
     Arkansas                              9                     11.5
     Colorado                              2                      2.6
     Kansas                               11                     14.1
     Missouri                              7                      9.0
     New Mexico                            1                      1.3
     Texas                                10                     12.8
     Other                                37                     47.4
     Refused                               1                      1.3
     Total                                78                    100.0


                        Table 98: Frequency Distribution
      Q77: Did you receive your highest post graduate degree in Oklahoma?
                                     Frequency                Percent
     Yes                                 54                     67.5
     No                                  26                     32.5
     Total                               80                    100.0


                          Table 99: Frequency Distribution
         Q77A: In which state did you receive your highest graduate degree?
                                       Frequency                Percent
     Arkansas                               2                      8.0
     California                             1                      4.0
     Colorado                               1                      4.0
     Georgia                                1                      4.0
     Illinois                               2                      8.0
     India                                  1                      4.0
     Kansas                                 2                      8.0
     Louisiana                              1                      4.0
     Maryland                               1                      4.0
     Massachusetts                          1                      4.0
     Missouri                               4                     16.0
     Online                                 1                      4.0
     Texas                                  4                     16.0
     Wisconsin                              3                     12.0
     Total                                 25                    100.0




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                         Table 100: Frequency Distribution
         Q78: In addition to your formal education, have you ever received
     vocational training, apprentice training, or special professional training?
                                       Frequency                 Percent
     Yes                                   187                      49.8
     No                                    183                      48.8
     Don’t know                             3                       0.8
     Refused                                1                       0.3
     Drop-out                               1                       0.3
     Total                                 375                     100.0


                       Table 101: Frequency Distribution
      Q79: Have you received special training on the job other than the usual
                           introductory job training?
                                    Frequency                   Percent
     No                                   4                      100.0
     Total                                4                      100.0


                       Table 102: Frequency Distribution
     Q80: Are you currently enrolled in school or a special training program?
                                     Frequency                  Percent
     Yes                                   4                       20.0
     No                                   16                       80.0
     Total                                20                      100.0


                         Table 103: Frequency Distribution
          Q81: Did the training you told me about cause a change in your
                                employment status?
                                      Frequency               Percent
     Yes                                  82                    44.1
     No                                   99                    53.2
     Don’t know                            3                     1.6
     Drop-out                              2                     1.1
     Total                                186                  100.0




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                          Table 104: Frequency Distribution
                        Q82: How so? (Check all that apply.)
                                       Frequency                            Percent
     Promotion                             25                                26.0
     Increase in pay at                    16                                16.7
     present job
     Different job w/the same               6                                  6.3
     employer
     Different job w/ a new                28                                 29.2
     employer
     Help retain current job                5                                  5.2
     No change                              3                                  3.1
     Other                                 11                                 11.5
     Don’t know                             1                                  1.0
     Refused                                1                                  1.0
     Total                                 96                                100.0


                        Table 105: Frequency Distribution
      Q83: Do you anticipate that this schooling or training you told me about
                will cause a change in your employment status?
                                       Frequency                Percent
     Yes                                   4                      100.0
     Total                                 4                      100.0


                          Table 106: Frequency Distribution
                        Q84: How so? (Check all that apply.)
                                       Frequency                            Percent
     Promotion                             1                                 12.5
     Increase in pay at                    2                                 25.0
     present job
     Different job w/the same              1                                  12.5
     employer
     Different job w/ a new                2                                  25.0
     employer
     Help retain current job               1                                   12.5
     Other                                 1                                   12.5
     Total                                 8                                  100.0




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                          Table107: Frequency Distribution
                     Q85: What is your current marital status?
                                       Frequency               Percent
     Married                              375                    61.5
     Widowed                               78                   12.8
     Divorced                              81                   13.3
     Living with a partner                 10                    1.6
     Never married                         60                    9.8
     Refused                                5                    0.8
     Drop-out                               1                    0.2
     Total                                610                   100.0


                         Table 108: Frequency Distribution
         Q86: How would you describe your spouse’s current employment
                                      status?
                                      Frequency             Percent
     Not working and not                  123                 32.0
     seeking a job outside the
     home
     Not working outside the               4                  1.0
     home, but seeking work
     Working part-time                    27                  7.0
     outside the home
     Working full-time outside            226                 58.7
     the home
     Don’t know                            3                  0.8
     Refused                               2                  0.5
     Total                                385                100.0


                          Table 109: Frequency Distribution
                   Q87: Are you attending school full or part-time?
                                       Frequency                 Percent
     Yes, a full-time student              12                       1.9
     Yes, a part-time student              19                       3.1
     No, not a student                    576                      94.6
     Refused                                1                       0.2
     Drop-out                               1                       0.2
     Total                                609                     100.0




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                        Table 110: Frequency Distribution
                   Q88: What type of school are you attending?
                                     Frequency               Percent
     Four year                           15                     48.4
     college/university
     Junior college                       8                     25.8
     Vocational technical                 2                      6.5
     school
     Other                                6                     19.3
     Total                               31                    100.0


                        Table 111: Frequency Distribution
      Q89: Would you like to pursue additional education or obtain additional
                          training now or in the future?
                                     Frequency                Percent
     Yes                                221                      36.3
     No                                 357                      58.7
     Don’t know                          28                      4.6
     Refused                              1                      0.2
     Drop-out                             1                      0.2
     Total                              608                     100.0


                        Table 112: Frequency Distribution
                    Q89A: What type of education or training?
                                     Frequency                Percent
     Bachelor’s degree                   50                    22.6
     Graduate school or                  47                    21.3
     professional degree
     Vocational/technical                24                    10.8
     school
     Computer related                    26                    11.8
     training
     Other                               55                    24.9
     Don’t know                          17                     7.7
     Refused                              2                     0.9
     Total                              221                    100.0




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                        Table 113: Frequency Distribution
       Q90: Including yourself, how many persons in your household are 18
                                  years or older?
                                      Frequency             Percent
     1                                    49                  22.2
     2                                   132                  59.7
     3                                    27                  12.2
     4                                    12                   5.4
     Refused                               1                   0.5
     Total                               221                  99.8


                      Table 114: Frequency Distribution
         Q91: How many persons 18 years or older in your household are
                employed or self-employed, including yourself?
                                   Frequency                Percent
     1                                197                     32.4
     2                                191                     31.5
     3                                 38                      6.3
     4                                  8                      1.3
     5                                  1                      0.2
     0                                166                     27.3
     Don’t know                         1                      0.2
     Refused                            5                      0.8
     Total                            607                    100.0


                          Table 115: Frequency Distribution
             Q92: Now let me ask you a few questions about child care.
      A concern of many working parents is the problem of obtaining quality
         child care for children while parents are at work. Do you have any
                            children under 15 years of age?
                                        Frequency                Percent
     Yes                                    155                    25.5
     No                                     446                    73.5
     Refused/ call continued                 4                     0.7
     Drop-out                                2                     0.3
     Total                                  067                   100.0


                       Table 116: Frequency Distribution
      Q93: Do you have difficulty obtaining care for your children so that you
                                    can work?
                                      Frequency                 Percent
     Yes                                  23                      14.8
     No                                   132                     85.2
     Total                                155                    100.0




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                           Table 117: Frequency Distribution
                 Q94: Do any of the following apply to your situation?
                                             Frequency              Percent
     I need care when my child is                 4                   17.4
     sick so I can work
     I can’t work nights or weekends              5                   21.8
     because I can’t get child care
     I can’t find care at all for one or          1                    4.3
     more of my children
     I can’t find care for my infant or           1                    4.3
     toddler
     I need better quality care than I            2                    8.7
     am getting now
     I can’t earn enough to get child             8                   34.8
     care
     Don’t know                                   2                    8.7
     Total                                       23                  100.0


                       Table 118: Frequency Distribution
      Q95: Now let me ask how much you alone earn before taxes are taken
             out of your paycheck? First are you paid by the hour?
                                    Frequency                 Percent
     Yes                               157                      49.2
     No                                148                      46.4
     Refused                            14                      4.4
     Total                             319                     100.0


                        Table 119: Frequency Distribution
               Q96: Please stop me when I read your hourly pay rate.
                                     Frequency                Percent
     Less than $6.75                      6                      3.9
     $6.75 to 8.49                        8                      5.1
     $8.50 to 9.99                        9                      5.7
     $10.00 to 11.24                     20                     12.7
     $11.25 to 13.24                     18                     11.5
     $13.25 to 15.74                     16                     10.2
     $15.75 to 19.24                     21                     13.4
     $19.25 to 24.24                     17                     10.8
     $24.25 to 43.24                     30                     19.1
     $43.25 to 60.00                      2                      1.3
     More than $60.00                     1                      0.6
     Refused                              9                      5.7
     Total                              157                    100.0




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                         Table 120: Frequency Distribution
     Q97: Now I am going to read you a series of income ranges. Please stop
       me when I read how much you ALONE will earn, before taxes, in 2007.
                                      Frequency              Percent
     Less than $14,000                    22                    6.9
     $14,001 to 18,000                    17                    5.3
     $18,001 to 21,000                    15                    4.7
     $21,001 to 23,000                    11                    3.4
     $23,001 to 28,000                    15                    4.7
     $28,001 to 33,000                    21                    6.6
     $33,001 to 40,000                    35                   11.0
     $40,001 to 50,000                    38                   11.9
     $50,001 to 90,000                    69                   21.6
     $90,001 to $125,000                  14                    4.4
     More than $125,000                   22                    6.9
     Don’t know                            6                    1.9
     Refused                              33                   10.4
     Drop-out                              1                    0.3
     Total                               319                   100.0


                        Table 121: Frequency Distribution
      Q97A: I am going to read a series of income ranges again. Please stop
      me when I read what your total household income was, before taxes, for
                                       2007.
                                      Frequency               Percent
     Less than $14,000                     9                     2.8
     $14,001 to 18,000                     8                     2.5
     $18,001 to 21,000                     7                     2.2
     $21,001 to 23,000                     4                     1.3
     $23,001 to 28,000                     4                     1.3
     $28,001 to 33,000                    10                     3.2
     $33,001 to 40,000                    15                     4.7
     $40,001 to 50,000                    28                     8.8
     $50,001 to 90,000                    95                    29.9
     $90,001 to 125,000                   51                    16.0
     More than $125,000                   42                    13.2
     Don’t know                            7                     2.2
     Refused/call continued               37                    11.6
     Drop-out                              1                     0.3
     Total                               318                    100.0


                       Table 122: Frequency Distribution
       Q98: Does any of your own income come from tips or commissions?
                                    Frequency               Percent
     Yes                                28                    8.8
     No                                286                    90.2
     Refused                             3                    1.0
     Total                             317                   100.0


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                           Table 123: Frequency Distribution
                      Q99: About what percentage would you say?
                                        Frequency             Percent
     10                                      1                    3.6
     15                                      2                    7.1
     20                                      2                    7.1
     25                                      3                   10.7
     30                                      3                   10.7
     32                                      1                    3.6
     35                                      1                    3.6
     40                                      5                   17.8
     50                                      1                    3.6
     60                                      1                    3.6
     75                                      1                    3.6
     85                                      1                    3.6
     100                                     2                    7.1
     Don’t know                              3                   10.7
     Refused                                 1                    3.6
     Total                                  28                  100.0


                          Table 124: Frequency Distribution
        Q100: Since you are commuting to a job outside of your county, we
      would like to ask one last question: If a job opportunity came up closer
     to home within your own county, would you consider it if it were: A more
      desirable job than the job you have now in terms of wages, benefits, and
                                 working conditions?
                                       Frequency                 Percent
     Yes                                   56                      70.0
     No                                    22                      27.6
     Don’t know                             1                       1.2
     Refused                                1                       1.2
     Total                                 80                     100.0


                       Table 125: Frequency Distribution
      Q101: Would you consider a local job that is comparable to the one that
                                you have now?
                                    Frequency                 Percent
     Yes                                 54                      93.2
     No                                   2                       3.4
     Don’t know                           1                       1.7
     Refused                              1                       1.7
     Total                               58                     100.0




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                       Table 126: Frequency Distribution
       Q102: Would you consider a local job that is slightly LESS desirable,
       with lower wages and less benefits, than the one that you have now?
                                    Frequency                  Percent
     Yes                                  7                      12.5
     No                                  45                      80.4
     Don’t know                           3                       5.4
     Refused                              1                       1.7
     Total                               56                     100.1




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                               SURVEY FREQUENCY RESULTS
                                     Open-Ended Data

Q2: What is your zip code? (n=607)
•   67411 (1)              •   74055 (38)             •   74127 (4)                •    74152 (1)
•   74011 (21)             •   74061 (2)              •   74128 (6)                •    74330 (3)
•   74012 (67)             •   74070 (20)             •   74129 (9)                •    74332 (1)
•   74013 (1)              •   74073 (7)              •   74130 (1)                •    74337 (4)
•   74014 (42)             •   74104 (2)              •   74132 (1)                •    74361 (19)
•   74015 (10)             •   74105 (5)              •   74133 (38)               •    74362 (2)
•   74016 (9)              •   74106 (10)             •   74134 (3)                •    74365 (2)
•   74017 (49)             •   74107 (3)              •   74135 (14)               •    74416 (1)
•   74018 (1)              •   74108 (3)              •   74136 (24)               •    74467 (18)
•   74019 (28)             •   74110 (7)              •   74137 (19)               •    Don't know (5)
•   74021 (21)             •   74112 (19)             •   74139 (1)                •    Refused (2)
•   74031 (1)              •   74115 (20)             •   74145 (15)
•   74048 (8)              •   74120 (1)              •   74146 (5)
•   74053 (10)             •   74126 (3)              •   74150 (1)


Q51: What kind of work do you do, that is, what was your occupation in the last job you held? (n=35)
•  Accounts payable clerk (1)                   •   Mechanic (2)
•  Administrative assistant (1)                 •   Medical technologist (1)
•  An administrator at a private school (1)     •   Nail tech (1)
•  Caregiver for step-father (1)                •   Office manager (1)
•  Carpentry or restoration (1)                 •   Office work (1)
•  Cashier (1)                                  •   Optometrist (1)
•  Construction Framer (2)                      •   Pratt Whitney repair, sales; own business (1)
•  Cosmetologist (1)                            •   Regard babysitter (2)
•  CSR (2)                                      •   Registered nurse (1)
•  Customer service (1)                         •   Respiration (1)
•  EMT working in minor emergency (1)           •   Statistical analyst for a pipeline (1)
•  Firefighter (1)                              •   Substitute teacher (1)
•  Have never worked (1)                        •   Swimming pool company (1)
•  Haven't got a job (2)                        •   Teacher (1)
•  Housekeeping (1)                             •   Tow and enforcement officer (1)
•  Housekeeping at a hospital (1)               •   Underground utility operator, worked with back-
•  I was a cashier (2)                              hoes and dozers (1)
•  Manufacturing (1)                            •   Worked in a restaurant in the bus room (1)

Q61: What kind of work do you do, that is, what is your occupation? (n=375)
•   Accountant (2)                                    •   Auditor (1)
•   Accounting (1)                                    •   Automotive technician (3)
•   Accounting dept. (1)                              •   Aviation mechanic (1)
•   Administrative (1)                                •   Avionics technician for American Airlines (1)
•   Administrative assistant (1)                      •   Bailiff secretary (1)
•   Administrative assistant (3)                      •   Barber (1)
•   Administrator at a school (2)                     •   Bilingual telephone operator in the medical
•   Airline transportation supervisor (1)                 call center (1)
•   All-around (1)                                    •   Bookkeeper (1)
•   Apartment maintenance (2)                         •   Build racing engines for motorcycles and
•   Assembly department (1)                               ATVs (1)
•   Assistant manager (3)                             •   Bus driver and teacher (1)
•   Assistant principal for high school (1)           •   Business analyst (1)
•   Attorney (1)                                      •   Cafeteria (1)
•   Attorney and a businessman (1)                    •   Call center (1)




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•   Call center director (1)                          •   Farming (1)
•   Car audio (1)                                     •   File maintenance administrator (1)
•   Car hop (1)                                       •   Fire Department (1)
•   Carpentry/carpenter (4)                           •   Fireman (2)
•   Case manager (2)                                  •   Floral designer (1)
•   Cashier (1)                                       •   Foreman (2)
•   CEO (1)                                           •   Freelance writer/editor (1)
•   CEO of plumbing and mechanical company (1)        •   General laborer (1)
•   Chef (2)                                          •   Grinder (2)
•   Chief Operating Officer (1)                       •   Grocery manager (2)
•   Chief Financial Officer (1)                       •   Guest services at casino (1)
•   Child care provider/Babysitting (2)               •   Hair stylist (1)
•   Civil engineer (1)                                •   Have a print shop (1)
•   Claims representative (2)                         •   Health care (1)
•   Cleaning (1)                                      •   High school music teacher/band director (1)
•   Clerical (1)                                      •   home builder, ten percent commercial (2)
•   Clerical work for UPS (1)                         •   Housekeeping (1)
•   Clerk (1)                                         •   Information specialist (1)
•   Client care associate (1)                         •   Inspector (1)
•   Clinical social worker (1)                        •   Install sound systems (1)
•   Computer programming (1)                          •   Instructional aide at an elementary school (1)
•   Computer technician (2)                           •   Instructor (1)
•   Concession (2)                                    •   Insurance agent (1)
•   Construction work (2)                             •   Insurance biller (1)
•   Cook and cashier. (1)                             •   Insurance salesman (1)
•   Cosmetologist (1)                                 •   Janitorial work (1)
•   Counselor (1)                                     •   Judge (1)
•   Compliments coordinator (1)                       •   Karaoke (1)
•   Custodian (1)                                     •   Kitchen and bath interior designer. (1)
•   Custom Masonry (2)                                •   Kitchen manager (1)
•   Customer service (4)                              •   Lab tech in the chemistry lab (2)
•   Customer service rep for an insurance company     •   Land development and heavy equipment
    (1)                                                   operator (1)
•   Customer service representative (2)               •   Landscape contractor (1)
•   Customer service technical support (1)            •   Landscaping (2)
•   Data Entry (1)                                    •   Law enforcement (2)
•   Delivers mail in the country (1)                  •   Lawyer (1)
•   Delivery driver (1)                               •   Lead welder (2)
•   Dental hygienist (1)                              •   Lease Analyst Project Coordinator (1)
•   Dentist (1)                                       •   Legal (1)
•   Department manager (1)                            •   Legal assistant (2)
•   Design golf courses (2)                           •   Librarian/Library (2)
•   Developer (1)                                     •   Licensed aircraft tech (2)
•   Director of child care center (1)                 •   Locksmith (1)
•   Director of Health Care Department (1)            •   Machinist (2)
•   Drafting (1)                                      •   Mainly sales (1)
•   Drive cars for Avis (1)                           •   Maintenance (2)
•   Drug store (2)                                    •   Manage buildings for churches (1)
•   Drywall (1)                                       •   Management hardline lead (1)
•   Economist (1)                                     •   Manager (4)
•   Education/instructor-Educator/Teacher (24)        •   Manager of staffing company (1)
•   Electrician (4)                                   •   Marketing (2)
•   Electronics engineering technician (2)            •   Marketing and advertising (1)
•   Engineer (7)                                      •   Math teacher (1)
•   Engraving (2)                                     •   Mechanic (2)
•   Equipment mechanic for the post office (1)        •   Mechanical Contractor (2)
•   executive assistant to the vice president (1)     •   Mechanist (1)
•   Executive at Super Target (1)                     •   Mechanical/electronic designer (1)
•   Executive Management (2)                          •   Medical assistant (2)



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•   Medical Coder (1)                                 •   Registered Nurse (4)
•   Medical insurance sales and service (1)           •   Repairman (1)
•   Minister and teach (1)                            •   Research administration (1)
•   Mortgage broker (2)                               •   Retired teacher, retail sales clerk (1)
•   Mud logger (2)                                    •   Sales and marketing (2)
•   Music (2)                                         •   Sales associate (1)
•   Network Consultant (2)                            •   Sales Clerk (1)
•   Network engineer (2)                              •   Sales engineer (1)
•   Nothing; retired business-owner (1)               •   Sales manager (1)
•   Nurse (9)                                         •   Sales rep with 501c3 non-profit groups in 28
•   Nurse practitioner (1)                                towns (1)
•   Occupational therapy (1)                          •   Salesman/Sales (17)
•   Office administrator (1)                          •   School bus driver (1)
•   Office manager (1)                                •   School counselor (1)
•   Operator (2)                                      •   Scoop up horse leavings (2)
•   Order manager (2)                                 •   Scopist (1)
•   Outside sales (1)                                 •   Self-employed in computer programming (2)
•   Overhaul support mechanic (2)                     •   Sell metal cutting tools (1)
•   Panel handler (2)                                 •   Sell real estate (1)
•   Para-professional for the handicap children (1)   •   Selling specialist (1)
•   Paralegal office manager (1)                      •   Semi-retired certified public accountant (1)
•   Parts inspector (quality control) (1)             •   Senior Project Manager (1)
•   Pastor (1)                                        •   Senior systems analyst (1)
•   Pattern maker (1)                                 •   Service manager (1)
•   Payroll clerk. (1)                                •   Shoe clerk (1)
•   Personal assistant to a very wealthy couple who   •   Shop help (2)
    have me do whatever they need me to do. (1)       •   Software consultant (2)
•   Personal care assistant (1)                       •   Software developer (1)
•   Personal fitness training (2)                     •   Software engineer (2)
•   Pharmacist (4)                                    •   State Representative (1)
•   Pharmacy technician (2)                           •   Substitute teacher (2)
•   Physical therapy (2)                              •   Superintendent (1)
•   Physician (2)                                     •   Supervise asset base audit and I am the
•   Physician training (2)                                banks environmental coordinator (1)
•   Pick up groceries shopping for sister (1)         •   Supervisor (3)
•   Planner (1)                                       •   Supervisor at a child care center (1)
•   Police officer (1)                                •   Take care of warehouses (1)
•   Pre-school teacher (1)                            •   Teacher and pathologist (1)
•   President of own company (1)                      •   Teacher's assistant (1)
•   Principal (1)                                     •   Technical publications editor (1)
•   Production supervisor (2)                         •   Teller (2)
•   Professional (1)                                  •   Trainer in technical support (1)
•   Program manager for developmentally disabled      •   Training (2)
    (1)                                               •   Truck driver (6)
•   Programmer (3)                                    •   University professor (1)
•   Project coordinator (1)                           •   Usually construction (2)
•   Project management (2)                            •   Vet tech (1)
•   Project manager for security (1)                  •   Voice over IT. (2)
•   Property manager (1)                              •   Wal-Mart associate in Men's department (1)
•   Pumper (1)                                        •   Warehouse coordinator (2)
•   Purchasing (1)                                    •   Water treatment plant operator (1)
•   Quality control (1)                               •   We do computer things. (1)
•   Ranch hand and truck driver (1)                   •   Welder (2)
•   Rancher (1)                                       •   Wholesale mortgage representative (2)
•   Rancher (cattle) (1)                              •   Work at KFC/Taco Bell. Make chicken and
•   Real-estate developer (1)                             stuff like that. (1)
•   Regional sales manager (2)                        •   Work with clothes (2)
•   Registered nurse case manager (1)                 •   Writer and producer (1)




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Q62: What are you usual activities or duties at this job? For example, typing, keeping account
books, operating printing press, laying brick. (n=370)
•   A lot of paperwork, enrollment, budgets (1)    •   Clean, wax floors (1)
•   Access patients, give medicine, health care,   •   Cleaning (2)
    consult doctors (1)                            •   Clerical work, watching the kids in the lunch
•   Accounting (4)                                     room, subbing, a little bit of everything (1)
•   Accounting, etc (1)                            •   Clerk work (1)
•   Administrative duties (1)                      •   Client contact (1)
•   Air craft mechanic, maintain aircraft (2)      •   Co-direct eleven manager and four area
•   Aircraft mechanic work (1)                         managers, customer service as far as complaints
•   All domestic, housekeeping, shopping,              (1)
    cleaning, doing the bills, budgeting.          •   Completing engineering designs (2)
    Everything that a domestic person would do.    •   Computer and office machinery (1)
    (1)                                            •   Computer programming, systems analysis (2)
•   A lot of management and cost benefit           •   Computer work and inventory (2)
    analysis and planning. (1)                     •   Computer work, accounting, advance math (1)
•   Analyzing contracts, coordinating projects     •   Computer work, managing people, sales (1)
    and people, including typing, researching.     •   Computer work, set up products (1)
    System administration for a departmental       •   Computers, phones (1)
    software package. (1)                          •   Configuring customer routers and network
•   Answer phone, write legal documents, write         routers. (2)
    letters, look-over and request medical, meet   •   Construction management (1)
    with clients (2)                               •   Construction of patterns for foundries (1)
•   Answer the phone , give quotes, take money     •   Consumer and business sales (2)
    (1)
                                                   •   Contracting with business and developing
•   Answer the phone all day and type (1)              solutions (1)
•   Answering the phone (1)                        •   Contracts (1)
•   Anything electrical (2)                        •   Cooking food to order, cleaning, restocking,
•   Apartment maintenance, locate problems,            cashier, making changes. (1)
    diagnosis, repair, etc (2)                     •   Cooking, serving food, catering (1)
•   Appointments, conducting sales reviews (1)     •   Cooking. (1)
•   Assist costumers in getting their parts (2)    •   Copywriter, edit video (1)
•   Assist doctors , help with medications (1)     •   Counseling (1)
•   Attending the House, making laws (1)           •   Counseling students, enrollment, deal with
•   Back and front office (1)                          discipline, meeting mental health needs (1)
•   Biomechanics, dietary analysis,                •   Customer service (2)
    improvement, etc... (2)                        •   Customer service and typing (1)
•   Book keeping, consulting (1)                   •   Cut hair (1)
•   Books, dealing with money (1)                  •   Cutting, styling, and coloring hair (1)
•   Boring mill (1)                                •   Data entry (1)
•   Budget ,scheduling employees (1)               •   Database management and revenue distribution
•   Build airplane engines (1)                         and customer contact (1)
•   Business in general, (1)                       •   Deal with customers, plants, and client care stuff
•   CAD design and sales. (1)                          (1)
•   Caring for children (1)                        •   Dealing with grant proposals, policies, electronic
•   Clean her house, help her in and out of the        transactions, deadline oriented, working with
    bathtub, prepare her meals, give her dog a         faculty, and compliance issues. (1)
    bath, anything that she needs help with that   •   Deliver mail (1)
    she can't do on her own. Help clothe her       •   Deliver pizzas, wash dishes (1)
    every now and then. (1)                        •   Design computer software (2)
•   Clean, order supplies, set up the programs,    •   Design the new training courses. (2)
    and do minor maintenance, fill out work
                                                   •   Developing business and increasing market share
    orders for repairs (1)
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•   Direct the health care department, a little bit   •   Hands on patient care, teaching, vital signs,
    of everything (1)                                     computer work. (1)
•   Do audits for IRS (1)                             •   Have to put orders in, double check for doctors'
•   Documenting clients with disabilities and             orders to clarify (1)
    making sure they have necessary living            •   Help patients become independent in their
    conditions (2)                                        everyday living activities (1)
•   Drawing buildings (1)                             •   Helping customers with their phones and
•   Drive a bus (1)                                       explaining their bills and programming the
•   Drive a truck (3)                                     phones (2)
•   Drive cars (1)                                    •   Helping groups select concert series (1)
•   Driving trucks (3)                                •   Helping people find things, stocking shelves,
•   Edit publications or publishing tech manuals          price checking, customer service... (1)
    (1)                                               •   Hire and disciple staff, implement programs,
•   Entering data, teaching, tutoring, ordering           attend meetings (1)
    supplies (1)                                      •   Hydrocarbon analysis and evaluate for oil (2)
•   Erecting standing walls, setting trusses,         •   I answer questions, do audits, review reports and
    setting doors and windows, drywall, floor             give opinions. (1)
    coverings, siding, no roofs, Eaves, trim,         •   I do estimation and designs on building
    general labor (2)                                     mechanical systems (2)
•   Executive (1)                                     •   I do it all (1)
•   Executive team leader over soft lines area        •   I do your payroll, costumer services, process
    (1)                                                   garnishments. (1)
•   Filing (1)                                        •   I hear cases, I have a docket I do everyday (1)
•   Filing, making deposit, keeping ledgers up        •   I manage all the financial affairs of the company
    to date (1)                                           (1)
•   Fill prescriptions (1)                            •   I plan to the parts out for the mechanics, making
•   Filling prescriptions (1)                             sure the have parts (1)
•   Filling prescriptions and running the             •   I set up facilitations for meetings and
    computer (1)                                          management. setting up for conventions and
•   Fix machines that break down, perform                 other events (1)
    maintenance (1)                                   •   I teach 8th grade and coach junior high football
•   Fixing fence, gathering cattle, doctoring             and golf. (2)
    cattle, separating cattle, hauling cattle to      •   I'm a cashier (1)
    market, working on equipment, feeding             •   I'm a supervisor, open closing doors, supervise
    cattle (1)                                            employees. (2)
•   Fixing vehicles (2)                               •   I'm the owner (1)
•   Floral manager at a grocery store-make            •   Increase market share (2)
    arrangements, process products (1)                •   Individual and group and family therapy (1)
•   Fold clothes, stock, greet (2)                    •   Installing electrical (2)
•   Frame work, building houses. (2)                  •   Installing speakers (1)
•   Framing houses (2)                                •   Instructing children (1)
•   Furniture sales. (1)                              •   Instructing students, keeping records,
•   General dentist work (1)                              communication with parents and colleagues,
•   General secretarial (1)                               counselor, grading papers, police officer (1)
•   Generating spreadsheets (1)                       •   Interior trim (1)
•   Giving medicine and teaching classes (1)          •   Investigative work (2)
•   Go to the grocery store and bring back and        •   Invoicing accounts receivable, (1)
    put in her apartment (1)                          •   It varies , I do certain different things (1)
•   Grind own feed, feed cattle, bale hay (1)         •   Keep tabs on the department and keep it up.
•   Grinding metal (2)                                    Whatever (1)
•   Hair color, make up, hair dressing, beauty        •   Keep the books (1)
    advice (1)                                        •   Laboratory/power plant job (1)
•   Half owner, half designer (2)                     •   Laying brick, building (1)
•   Handle communication stuff (1)                    •   Lecturing, lab, preparing tests, grading papers (1)


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•   Limited because I am pregnant (2)              •   Nurse (1)
•   Load trucks, unload trucks, transfer stuff     •   Office type stuff (1)
    from warehouses (1)                            •   Oil business (1)
•   Look after and maintain 80 wells (1)           •   Operate a back hoe (2)
•   Machinist (1)                                  •   Operate a CAD/CAM computer system (1)
•   Mainly keep the books (1)                      •   Operate a laser. (2)
•   Maintain aircrafts (1)                         •   Operate a machine or clean the shop (2)
•   Maintain the docketing system (2)              •   Operating computers and setting up databases
•   Maintenance and production support and             and finding specific information (1)
    claims (1)                                     •   Operating different claim files (2)
•   Make drinks, take orders, take people food     •   Operating engineering software on computers (2)
    and handle money (1)                           •   Operating room circulator (1)
•   Make sure merchandise is priced and            •   Outside sales work (1)
    promoted correctly (1)                         •   Overhaul wheels and brakes (1)
•   Make sure sales people are securing work       •   Overseeing emotionally ill teenagers and their
    (2)                                                education. (1)
•   Manage a real estate investment; handle        •   Painting, construction, repairs, installation (1)
    contracts and leases; supervise property       •   Patient accounting, accounts payable (1)
    management and Maintenance (1)                 •   Patient care (4)
•   Manage and direct the call center operations   •   Patient care, physicals, examinations, write
    (1)                                                prescriptions, and chronic patient care (1)
•   Manage customer service representatives (1)    •   Patient Care. (1)
•   Manage employees and a production line (2)     •   Patrolling (1)
•   Manage people and business (1)                 •   Payroll, scheduling, in charge of 26 people (1)
•   Manage projects and people (1)                 •   Payroll; accts payable & receivables; cashier;
•   Manage property at apartments, lease and           warranty; receptionist (1)
    rent apartments and houses, sell apartments    •   Pediatric nurse (1)
    and houses (1)                                 •   People centered; CEO of an organization (1)
•   Manage, make sure loans go through, sales      •   Performance improvement coordinator (1)
    (2)                                            •   Performing physical therapy on patients (2)
•   Management (1)                                 •   Phone, counter sales (1)
•   Management of students, teachers, and          •   Piano instructor (1)
    curriculum. (1)
                                                   •   Plan Curriculum, nurse, mediator, teach,
•   Management. (2)                                    computer work, grade keeping, organizational
•   Manager (1)                                        skills, management control. (1)
•   Manager and owner (1)                          •   Plan lessons, make sure students graduate (1)
•   Managing patients care (1)                     •   Plant trees and shrubs, build rock walls, patios
•   Managing a grocery store. (2)                      and do own bookkeeping (1)
•   Managing appointments, delegating duties       •   Planting seed, taking care of plants and animals
    (1)                                                (1)
•   Managing parent and child accounts. (1)        •   Practice law (1)
•   Managing the office (1)                        •   President, outside sales, and marketing (1)
•   Manufacturing (1)                              •   Professional (1)
•   Manufacturing, labor standards (1)             •   Promote company products (1)
•   Measurements using computers,                  •   Providing quotes, presenting bills and policies,
    programming (1)                                    sales (1)
•   Monitor cardiac patients during exercise (1)   •   Pulling panels (2)
•   Monitoring children, library work,             •   Purchasing, restocking my merchandise, then
    photocopy (1)                                      selling it (1)
•   Mowing lawns, blowing the street, weed         •   Put lines in the ground, use a shovel (1)
    eating (2)                                     •   Put together website stuff (2)
•   Network engineering of IT equipment,           •   Put up shoes, pick up shoes and flip them (1)
    voice, and data services (2)
                                                   •   Putting merchandise on the shelf, supervising (1)
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•   Put up stock and help costumers (1)            •   Supervisor (2)
•   Quoting, sales, service, working on claims,    •   Take care of and teach pre school children (1)
    explaining benefits, presenting benefits (1)   •   Take care of customers needs as far as food
•   Recruit employees and take care of books           purchasing, take care of problems they have,
    and customer service (1)                           open up new accounts (1)
•   Register, work in convenience store (1)        •   Take care of the house and the little lady, do
•   Review patient profiles (2)                        laundry, changes diapers , cook her meals and
•   Routine maintenance and running the library        feed her. (1)
    (1)                                            •   Taking care of animals ,dealing with customers,
•   Run a cash register (1)                            passing out medicine, keeping charts (1)
•   Run a steel shop (2)                           •   Taking care cleaning and stuff (1)
•   Run in-store sales (1)                         •   Taking care of kids (1)
•   Run routers, table saws, hand saws, drill      •   Taking care of patients (1)
    press, and hammer, nail gun. (2)               •   Taking care of people, service job (1)
•   Run tests on specimens (2)                     •   Taking care of students and employees (1)
•   Run the place, owner (1)                       •   Talking (1)
•   Running a loader, run the plant, maintenance   •   Teach (1)
    on the plant (1)                               •   Teach skills (1)
•   Sales (4)                                      •   Teacher, coach (2)
•   Sales and marketing. (2)                       •   Teaching (12)
•   Sales call, consumer service, problem          •   Teaching kindergarten (1)
    solving (2)                                    •   Teaching my pre-school kids. (1)
•   Sales clerk (1)                                •   Teaching special education (1)
•   Sales person, marketing (1)                    •   Teaching students, preparing lessons, grading,
•   Sales, customer service (1)                        discipline (1)
•   Selling merchandise (1)                        •   Teaching, speech, behavioral issues (1)
•   Sanding and painting (2)                       •   Tech for a energy company (1)
•   Save lives and properties (2)                  •   Tech support for computer networks. (2)
•   Scooping up horse leavings (2)                 •   Telephone calls, registering associates with the
•   Seeing patients, cleaning teeth, chart             company (1)
    keeping (1)                                    •   Test prototype, fix devices for units,
•   Selling , customer support (1)                     troubleshooting, (2)
•   Selling auto parts to commercial businesses    •   Train physicians (2)
    (1)                                            •   Train students to work in technical support (1)
•   Selling ice cream (1)                          •   Transporting and teaching students (1)
•   Selling products (2)                           •   Trouble shootings problems, managing
•   Shipping and bookkeeping (1)                       employees and developing software (1)
•   Showing fragrance (1)                          •   Try not to get shot, works for the district judge,
•   Sing (1)                                           keeps order in the court, does secretary work,
•   Slice deli meat, prepare chickens, wait on         sometimes retrieves the deputy in volatile
    people, customer service (1)                       situations (1)
•   Software analyst (1)                           •   Typing (4)
•   Software stuff (2)                             •   Typing, accounting (1)
•   Solve problems (1)                             •   Typing, accounting, transcription, copying or
•   Some paperwork and helping customers and           faxing, managing documents (1)
    answering phones (1)                           •   Typing, docketing, reception. (1)
•   Supervise teachers and students (2)            •   Typing, editing, transcription (1)
•   Supervising people (1)                         •   Typing, I write a lot, technical writing (1)
•   Supervising the pharmacy, typing,              •   Typing, keeping books for myself (1)
    verification of prescriptions (1)              •   Typing, keeping books. All the things that
•   Supervising, laying out work, bidding jobs         normal secretary and more. I do all the title
    (1)                                                work, field sheets (1)
•   Supervision, paperwork, reports, etc (1)       •   Typing, managing people, research (1)



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•   Typing, working a computer, talking with         •   Wide-range of activities (1)
    customers (1)                                    •   Work on a computer network (1)
•   Typing (1)                                       •   Work on locks and make keys (1)
•   Under writing (1)                                •   Work on welders, key machinery running, fork
•   Utilities management (1)                             lifting inspections, industrial paint, painting (2)
•   Various correspondence via email and             •   Work with children who have speech impairment
    phone and heavily data entry. (2)                    (1)
•   Watching grandchildren (1)                       •   Work with fifth grade children (1)
•   Weld, quality control, x-ray repair (2)          •   Working on a computer (2)
•   Welding (1)                                      •   Working with engineers in the county, laying out
•   Welding, and passing on experience to the            roads for sub divisions, making lots for people
    younger generation (1)                               (1)
•   Whatever comes up (1)

Q63: What other skills do you have that are not involved in this employment? (n=290)
•  14yrs of warehouse work, shipping and             •   Carpentry, computer skills, works with animals
   receiving, clerical work. (1)                         (1)
•  A little bit about computers (2)                  •   Carpentry, counseling, ministry, plumbing,
•  A lot of stuff (2)                                    remodeling, dispatching (1)
•  A waitress (1)                                    •   Carpentry, laying tile, manual labor (2)
•  Accounting (2)                                    •   Carpentry, plumbing, welding (1)
•  Accounting experience and a nurse's aid (1)       •   Carpentry, stonework, work on computer (2)
•  Accounting, waiting tables, being witty (1)       •   Cash register, retail business (1)
•  Accounting skills (1)                             •   Cashier (1)
•  All my skills are used (1)                        •   Cashier, sewing (1)
•  All of her skills are involved in her employment  •   Certified hospital administrator, minerals
   (1)                                                   trader, physician's assistant, stocks and bonds
•  An accountant by trade (1)                            insurance license (1)
•  ANP license (1)                                   •   Certified Public Accountant (1)
•  Any (2)                                           •   Certified special ed teacher, minister, English
•  Anything (1)                                          teacher. (1)
•  Assembly work (1)                                 •   Chef; mechanic (1)
•  Associate degree in accounting, bachelor's in     •   Clerical office work, banking, computer (1)
   culinary arts, customer service skills, computer  •   Clerical work (1)
   skills (1)                                        •   Clothing alterations (1)
•  Associate's degree in chemical dependence         •   College degree (1)
   psychology (2)                                    •   College degree, retired educator (1)
•  Associate's in engineering (1)                    •   College education, computer skills (1)
•  Attorney (2)                                      •   Communication skills (1)
•  Auctioneer, certified medical assistant (1)       •   Communication. (1)
•  Automotive high speed packaging, molded           •   Communications (1)
   plastic (2)                                       •   Composition, keyboarding, contractual
•  Aviation (2)                                          information, coordinating, (1)
•  Ballet teacher (1)                                •   Computer skills, data entry (2)
•  Banking (1)                                       •   Computer basic skills and interpersonal skills
•  Banking skills (1)                                    (2)
•  Banking, musician (pianist) (1)                   •   Computer skills (5)
•  Book keeping ,sheet separator (1)                 •   Computer skills, carpentry and remodeling (1)
•  Book keeping skills (1)                           •   Computer skills, communication skills (1)
•  BS degree in economics. 33 years of               •   Computer skills, public speaking (1)
   commercial banking officer, fly air planes,       •   Computer skills, warehouse skill, forklift skill.
   manage 37 properties, teach at Kansas State           (2)
   University (1)                                    •   Computer work (1)
•  Business degree (1)                               •   Computer, phone skills, people skills (1)
•  Cabinet builder, legal secretary (1)              •   Computers, heavy equipment operator (2)
•  Carpentry, plumbing (3)                           •   Concrete finishing (2)
•  Carpentry (1)                                     •   Construction skills (1)




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•   Construction superintendent; degree in             •   I was in the navy for four years (1)
    accounting; auditor; staffing company manger;      •   I worked human resource. (1)
    worked on a farm (1)                               •   I've done different type of work, that are not
•   Cook, take people to the doctor, quilting, works       related to my work now3 (2)
    helping minister husband (1)                       •   I've worked in a restaurant for the last 20yrs (1)
•   Cooking (1)                                        •   I’m not sure (1)
•   Counselor and a little jewelry company and I       •   Interior design (1)
    travel with Miss America. (1)                      •   Jack of all trades (1)
•   Courtroom transcription (110-112 wpm) and          •   Jack of all trades. Works on home appliances,
    custom leather work. (2)                               lawn mower, tractors, carpentry, construction,
•   Degree (1)                                             and electrical work. (1)
•   Degree in business, taken business classes (1)     •   Just about anything (1)
•   Degree in Child Development (1)                    •   Just agricultural (2)
•   Dental assistant, Pharmacy Tech (1)                •   Know about medical coding and Medicaid
•   Dental hygiene degree, counseling degree (1)           insurance (1)
•   Does almost everything in this, often works        •   Labor skills, forklift shipping, exporting tariff
    alone (1)                                              and international shipping. (2)
•   Don't have any (1)                                 •   Landscape architect (2)
•   Done this all my life (1)                          •   Legal secretary, document controller (1)
•   Drive 18 wheeler, I have a CDL (1)                 •   Licensed clinical therapist (1)
•   Dry wall finisher, repair (1)                      •   Long term relationship creator, being reliable
•   Electrical skills (1)                                  for my partners. (2)
•   Electrician and farmer (2)                         •   Machinist (1)
•   Electronic skills, mechanic, flight (1)            •   Management (1)
•   Emergency Medical Technician EMT (1)               •   Management skills (1)
•   Engineering (2)                                    •   Management skills, clerical skills. (1)
•   Ex-boxer (2)                                       •   Management, military experience, landscaping
•   Fishing (1)                                            (2)
•   Floral designer, bank bookkeeper, proof            •   Management, sales, secretarial work, and
    operator (1)                                           typing (1)
•   Forklift (2)                                       •   Managerial skills. (1)
•   Forklift operator (1)                              •   Managerial, administrative, sales. (1)
•   Forklift, computer (1)                             •   Management , food service, early child hood
•   Gardening (2)                                          development, bus driver (1)
•   Gardening, athletic ability, computer skills,      •   Management, training skills, chef, computer
    teaching and training, entrepreneur. (1)               courses (1)
•   GCMS Operator. Computer skills. (1)                •   Manga artist (1)
•   General business (1)                               •   Marketing and sales (1)
•   General construction (1)                           •   Masonry skills, concrete skills, electrical skills
•   Giving shots, taking care of patients (1)              (1)
•   Good people skills (1)                             •   Master's degree in administration, multiple
•   Good with hands, can sing (2)                          science degrees, coach any sport, driver's
•   Good writer, computer skills, desktop                  training, chemistry degrees (2)
    publishing (1)                                     •   Masters Degree in Industrial Management (2)
•   Good writing skills (1)                            •   Masters in library science (1)
•   Graduate of bible college, minister at a church    •   Meat cutting, surveying (1)
    self-educated in IT, particularly web              •   Mechanic, jack of all trades (1)
    communication (1)                                  •   Mechanic, galvanizing plant (2)
•   Hairdresser (1)                                    •   Mechanics (2)
•   Heat and air (2)                                   •   Medical assistant. (1)
•   Human resources (2)                                •   Medical assisting (1)
•   I can't think of any (1)                           •   Medical office certificate (medical background);
•   I don't know (1)                                       government; public speaking, planning; project
•   I have a Bachelor's degree in education and            management (1)
    I’m not fully using it in this job. (1)            •   Military skills, athletic skills (1)
•   I have Automotive, construction, aviation. (2)     •   Modeling, acting, free lance writer, and nursing
•   I mean typing, excel, PowerPoint, all that I           school (1)
    know (1)                                           •   Mothering, housewife (1)
•   I use all my skills at my current job. (1)         •   Musician (1)
                                                       •   Musician, plays for weddings, funerals, etc (1)



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•   My skills are all used in this job (2)             •   Social networking, coordinating community
•   None (20)                                              activities (1)
•   Not a lot any more. I worked for a company for     •   Social work degree, experience working with
    20 years and that's all I knew, I don't really         disabled individuals (1)
    have any other. (1)                                •   Some computer skills (1)
•   Not sure (2)                                       •   Speak Spanish, medical terminology, dental
•   Nothing (3)                                            assistance. (2)
•   Nurse (1)                                          •   Speaking 2 different languages (1)
•   Office manager (1)                                 •   Sports, musical (1)
•   Office skills (2)                                  •   Statistical analysis, program evaluation (1)
•   Own a real estate company (1)                      •   Stocker, cashier, drive tractor, use guns,
•   Pain management (1)                                    farming (1)
•   Paper crafting, needlework, cooking, writing (1)   •   Stone cutter , landscaping ,tree trimming (1)
•   Parenting skills (1)                               •   Store manager, handle money (1)
•   Part-time bowling professional (1)                 •   Structure training, IT skills, (2)
•   People skills and I can type pretty good (2)       •   Studying Spanish, Greek new testament,
•   People skills, sales skills, math major, can do        Hebrew old testament (1)
    whatever is needed (1)                             •   Surveying, machine shop (2)
•   Personal trainer (1)                               •   Tattoo artist (2)
•   Pharmacy tech-school (1)                           •   Teaching (3)
•   Phone skills (1)                                   •   Teaching deep tissue massage (1)
•   Photography, woodworking (1)                       •   Teaching degree (1)
•   Pilot (1)                                          •   Tech accountant (1)
•   Planting, interior decorating, home remodel (1)    •   That is our sole livelihood, was a nurse’s aide
•   Plumbing skills (2)                                    for 13 years (1)
•   Power plant mechanic (1)                           •   Took two years of business management,
•   Pre-school teacher (1)                                 bilingual, fast learner (1)
•   President of a non-profit board so I'm good at     •   Trained on welding (2)
    innovation, team building, budgeting, directing,   •   Trained real estate agent (1)
    managing in general. (1)                           •   Training in supervising associates (1)
•   Press operator in petroleum industry. law          •   Type, process claims (1)
    enforcement (2)                                    •   Typing (2)
•   Professional sowing, bookkeeping, ten-key,         •   Typing ,short hand (1)
    typing (1)                                         •   Undetermined amount of skills (2)
•   Proficient on a computer (1)                       •   Use computers (2)
•   Public speaking (2)                                •   Used to work on the horse race track (1)
•   Qualified to teach learning disability (1)         •   Very few (1)
•   Ranching (1)                                       •   Volleyball (1)
•   Read and understand Spanish. (2)                   •   Welding, glass fabrication semiconductor
•   Real estate, secretarial training, sales (1)           industry apparatus builder for the computer
•   Retail (1)                                             chips. general maintenance, plumbing. ITT
•   Retail sales (2)                                       technical institute. (2)
•   Retired teacher (1)                                •   Welding, machinist, inspection (1)
•   Rugged good looks and charming bubbly              •   Wood working, communication skills, sales (1)
    personality (1)                                    •   Woodworking, carpentry (1)
•   Sales (1)                                          •   Work on small mechanical things by hand (1)
•   Sales, accounting, restaurant work (1)             •   Working with plants (1)
•   Secretary web designer (1)                         •   Wright Business College for Medical Training,
•   Secretary skills (2)                                   worked in Dietary at Oklahoma Forensics,
•   Secretarial. Computer (1)                              worked at Wood Manor for Dietary, and in
•   Sewing skills. (1)                                     Woody's Cafe I was a head cook (1)
•   Sewing, artist, teaching (1)                       •   Write movies part-time; private pilot's license;
                                                           computers (2)




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Q69: What type of job or jobs have you had in the past which required more skill and/or education? (n=60)
•  A pastor at a church and over the road truck        •   The same thing, but they utilized me better and
   driver (1)                                              used my accounting skills and sales skills better.
•  Accounting (1)                                          (1)
•  Administration (1)                                  •   Truck driving and restoring antiques (1)
•  An accountant (1)                                   •   Used to be a vet tech (2)
•  Apprentice plumber for a plumbing company (2)       •   Well I've had other opportunities in the same field
•  Bank officer (1)                                        I've worked. With different employers (1)
•  Banking (1)                                         •   Worked for a manufacturing company (2)
•  Banking, property management, instructor at         •   Worked for a remodeling company (2)
   university (1)                                      •   Worked for the insurance carrier of current agent
•  Banking, bookkeeping, floral designer (1)               (1)
•  Bookkeeper (1)                                      •   Worked for the Social Security Administration (1)
•  Cosmetology (1)                                     •   Working at a call center doing technical support
•  Computer operations manager. (1)                        and troubleshooting (1)
•  Credit manager, district manager, salesmen (1)
•  Customer service manager for petroleum
   company (1)
•  Electrical (2)
•  Electrician of corporate jets out of Geneva. You
   could start at 7 and be going Israel or Italy or
   England and fix airplanes by 9. (1)
•  Financial Services job (2)
•  Front help at fast food restaurant (2)
•  Head chef. (1)
•  Head start teacher. (1)
•  Health care. (1)
•  Heat and air, building air conditioners (2)
•  International shipping and export tariff agent. (2)
•  Law enforcement officer (2)
•  Legal secretary (1)
•  Management (2)
•  Manager of food service (1)
•  Medical areas (1)
•  Modeling, acting (1)
•  None (2)
•  Office Manager (1)
•  Oral surgery assistance, oral specialty,
   laboratory worker (2)
•  Post-graduate teaching (1)
•  President of a technical electronics company (1)
•  President of two companies and developed three
   others (1)
•  Real estate agent (1)
•  Secretarial (1)
•  Referrals and authorizations person for Medicaid
   insurance as well as bilingual interpreter that
   actually went into the patients rooms (1)
•  Registered Nurse in a different field (cardiac
   OR). (1)
•  Shipping and receiving warehouse (1)
•  Sales (1)
•  Site development manager (1)
•  Supervisor in a nursing home and hospital (1)
•  Teaching (1)
•  Teaching job in another state where I taught
   gifted students (1)
•  Technical skills (2)




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                                              APPENDIX A
                                      Introduction Selection Sequence

Informed Consent Script:

Introduction: Hello this is ________________________(Interviewer) calling from the University of Oklahoma
Public Opinion Learning Laboratory in Norman. We are conducting a study of labor force characteristics in
your area. The study is sponsored by local economic development officials and the Oklahoma Department of
Commerce. The study will help local officials in their business and workforce development efforts.

Your phone number was selected at random and we don’t know either your name or address. The questions I
need to ask will take about 8-10 minutes and all of your responses will be kept confidential. You may stop
participating at any time and may decline to answer any question you do not feel comfortable answering. There
are no risks or benefits to participation.

At the completion of the interview I will give you telephone numbers in case you have questions concerning the
study or questions concerning your rights as a participant in the study.

[If yes, then:]
Thank you. And, just to confirm that I am speaking with an adult, are you 18 years of age or older?

[If no, then:]
We thank you for volunteering to participate. We are obligated to speak to someone who is at least 18 years
old. Is there someone who is at least 18 years old available to come to the phone right now?

 [If yes, then:]
We are required to tell you that participation is voluntary, your individual responses will be kept entirely
confidential and you are free to refuse to answer any question or withdraw at any time. There are no
foreseeable risks or benefits associated with this study beyond those present in routine, everyday, life.

Concluding remarks:
Thank you very much for participating in this survey, which was funded by the Communications Department at
the University of Oklahoma. Would you like to have phone numbers to call regarding the conduct or content of
the survey?

[If yes, then:]
If you have any questions about the content, please feel free to contact OU POLL at (405) 325-7655. If you
have questions about your rights as a research participant, you may call the University of Oklahoma Norman
campus Institutional Review Board at (405)325-8110.




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                                                 APPENDIX B
                                              Fallback Statements

    These statements are to be used to answer questions from respondents and to aid you in
                                gaining respondent cooperation.

How did you get my number?
(For RDD studies) Your number was randomly generated by a computer. We supplied the
area code and a computer randomly created the rest of the numbers. We do not have your
name or address, and you are not part of any list and your answers will be entirely
confidential.

I don’t want to buy anything!
We are not selling anything, and we won’t try to contact you at a later date to sell you
anything either. We are conducting a scientific study and we would really appreciate it if
you could help us out.

Where are you calling from?
I am calling from the University of Oklahoma’s Public Opinion Learning Laboratory on
campus. This is where we conduct scientific studies on the behalf of professors here at the
university as well as other organizations.

I don’t have time right now.
If now is not a good time, I would be happy to call you back another time. How about
__________ (suggest a time)?

I don’t want to share my opinions.
You were selected to represent thousands of people in _____________ (geographic area).
Your opinions are very important to us so that we can get an accurate picture of what people
think. Your answers will be kept completely confidential.

I don’t do anything over the phone.
If you are concerned about the legitimacy of this operation you can speak with my supervisor
or I can have the director of the OU POLL contact you. Let me remind you that we are not
trying to sell you anything and your answers will be kept strictly confidential.

I’m not interested.
This is a really important study that will be used to _____________ (fill in with specifics of
study). We really need everyone who has been selected to participate so that our results will
be accurate.

Take me off your list!
(For RDD studies) We are not calling from any list. Your number was randomly generated
by a computer. We do not have your name or address, and you are not part of any list, and
your answers will be kept entirely confidential.




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                                                APPENDIX C
                                             Survey Questionnaire

9:        Q0
First, let me ask which county do you live in?
Mayes                    1               => /Q1
Nowata                   2               => /Q1
Osage                    3               => /Q1
Rogers                   4               => /Q1
Tulsa                    5               => /Q1
Wagoner                  6               => /Q1
Washington               7               => /Q1
Some other county        8
Refused                  9
Drop-out                 99              => /DROP
«Q0 »

10:     Q0A
I'm sorry but you do not live in our study area. Thank you for your time.
End Call        1                 => /INT
«Q0A »

11:     Q1
Let me ask in what city or town do you live?
$L
Bartlesville   1
Bixby          2
Broken Arrow 3
Claremore      4
Coweta         5
Owasso         6
Pryor          7
Skiatook       8
Tulsa          9
Wagoner        10
Someplace else 11       O
Don't know     77
Refused        88
Drop-out       99               => /DROP
«Q1 »
«O_Q1 »

12:     Q2
What is your zip code?
$E 11111 99999
Don't know      77777
Refused         88888
Drop-out        99999                 => /DROP
«Q2 »

13:      Q3


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Were you living in this house or apartment five years ago; that is, in June of 2003?
Yes            1                 => /Q4
No             2
Don't Know     7
Refused        8
Drop-out       9                 => /DROP
«Q3 »

14:     Q3A
Where did you live in June of 2003? Was it ...
A DIFFERENT RESIDENCE IN THE SAME COUNTY                                     1
A DIFFERENT COUNTY IN THE SAME STATE OR                                      2
A DIFFERENT STATE                                                            3
Not in the U.S.                                                              4
Lived in same residence                                                      5
Other                                                                        6
Don't Know                                                                   7
Refused                                                                      8
Drop-out                                                                     9            => /DROP
«Q3A »

15:      Q4
Interviewer: We need to have an answer for this question in order to proceed with the interview but it
is only used for statistical purposes
In what year were you born?
$E 1900 1989
Drop-out         9999              => /DROP
«Q4 »

16:    Q5
Determine gender without asking
Male 1
Female 2
«Q5 »

17:     Q6
What race or ethnicity do you consider yourself? Would you say ...
White                                   1              => /Q7
Black/African American                  2              => /Q7
Native American or American Indian 3
Hispanic                                4              => /Q7
Asian                                   5              => /Q7
Other                                   6              => /Q7
Don't Know                              7              => /Q7
Refused                                 8              => /Q7
Drop-out                                9              => /DROP
«Q6 »

18:     Q6A
What tribe do you consider yourself to be? (Do not read choices.)
Choctaw         1


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Chickasaw          2
Cherokee           3
Other              5
Don't Know         7
Refused            8
Drop-out           9                  => /DROP
«Q6A »

19:    Q7
Are you in the military?
Yes             1
No              2
Don't Know      7
Refused         8
Drop-out        9                     => /DROP
«Q7 »

20:      Q8
Suppose a company locates a facility in your area and needs workers. The company pays $10 per
hour, or about $21,000 per year plus a typical package of benefits including health insurance. Using
a scale of One to Five, where One is Very Unattractive and Five is Very Attractive, please tell me
how you would view such a job for yourself in your present circumstance.
1 Very unattractive                      1
2 Unattractive                           2
3 Neither unattractive nor attractive    3
4 Attractive                             4               => /Q11
5 Very attractive                        5               => /Q11
Depends on the type of work              6               => /Q11
Doesn't want to work                     7               => /Q11
Other                                    8       O       => /Q11
Don't know                               77              => /Q11
Refused                                  88              => /Q11
Drop-out                                 99              => /DROP
«Q8 »
«O_Q8 »

21:     Q8A
Why do you say so? (Do not read; choose the best answer)
Pay is not enough                         1
Doesn't want to work (retired, etc.)      2           => /Q11
Can't work due to family responsibilities 3           => /Q11
Other reason (specify)                    4   O       => /Q11
Don't Know                                7           => /Q11
Refused                                   8           => /Q11
Drop-out                                  9           => /DROP
«Q8A »
«O_Q8A »

22:     Q9
What if the company pays $12 per hour or about $25,000 per year plus a typical package of benefits
including health insurance? Using a scale from one to five, where one is Very Unattractive, and five


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is Very Attractive, please tell me how you would view such a job for yourself in your present
circumstance.
1 Very unattractive                      1
2 Unattractive                           2
3 Neither unattractive nor attractive    3
4 Attractive                             4              => /Q11
5 Very attractive                        5              => /Q11
Depends on the type of work              6              => /Q11
Doesn't want to work                     7              => /Q11
Other                                    8      O       => /Q11
Don't know                               77             => /Q11
Refused                                  88             => /Q11
Drop-out                                 99             => /DROP
«Q9 »
«O_Q9 »

23:     Q10
What if the company pays $14 per hour or about $29,000 per year plus a typical package of benefits
including health insurance? Using a scale from one to five, where one is Very Unattractive, and five
is Very Attractive, please tell me how you would view such a job for yourself in your present
circumstance.
1 Very unattractive                      1
2 Unattractive                           2
3 Neither unattractive nor attractive    3
4 Attractive                             4
5 Very attractive                        5
Depends on the type of work              6
Doesn't want to work                     7
Other                                    8      O
Don't know                               77
Refused                                  88
Drop-out                                 99              => /DROP
«Q10 »
«O_Q10 »

24:     Q10A
What if the company pays $16 per hour or about $33,000 per year plus a typical package of benefits
including health insurance? Using a scale from one to five, where one is Very Unattractive, and five
is Very Attractive, please tell me how you would view such a job for yourself in your present
circumstance.
1 Very unattractive                      1
2 Unattractive                           2
3 Neither unattractive nor attractive    3
4 Attractive                             4               => /Q11
5 Very attractive                        5               => /Q11
Depends on the type of work              6               => /Q11
Doesn't want to work                     7               => /Q11
Other                                    8      O        => /Q11
Don't know                               77              => /Q11
Refused                                  88              => /Q11
Drop-out                                 99              => /DROP


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«Q10A »
«O_Q10A »

25:     Q10B
What if the company pays $18 per hour or about $37,000 per year plus a typical package of benefits
including health insurance? Using a scale from one to five, where one is Very Unattractive, and five
is Very Attractive, please tell me how you would view such a job for yourself in your present
circumstance.
1 Very unattractive                      1
2 Unattractive                           2
3 Neither unattractive nor attractive    3
4 Attractive                             4               => /Q11
5 Very attractive                        5               => /Q11
Depends on the type of work              6               => /Q11
Doesn't want to work                     7               => /Q11
Other                                    8      O        => /Q11
Don't know                               77              => /Q11
Refused                                  88              => /Q11
Drop-out                                 99              => /DROP
«Q10B »
«O_Q10B »

26:     Q10C
What if the company pays $20 per hour or about $41,000 per year plus a typical package of benefits
including health insurance? Using a scale from one to five, where one is Very Unattractive, and five
is Very Attractive, please tell me how you would view such a job for yourself in your present
circumstance.
1 Very unattractive                      1
2 Unattractive                           2
3 Neither unattractive nor attractive    3
4 Attractive                             4               => /Q11
5 Very attractive                        5               => /Q11
Depends on the type of work              6               => /Q11
Doesn't want to work                     7               => /Q11
Other                                    8      O        => /Q11
Don't know                               77              => /Q11
Refused                                  88              => /Q11
Drop-out                                 99              => /DROP
«Q10C »
«O_Q10C »

27:      Q10D
What if the company pays an amount more than $20 per hour or more than $41,000 per year plus a
typical package of benefits including health insurance? Using a scale from one to five, where one is
Very Unattractive, and five is Very Attractive, please tell me how you would view such a job for
yourself in your present circumstance.
1 Very unattractive                      1
2 Unattractive                           2
3 Neither unattractive nor attractive    3
4 Attractive                             4
5 Very attractive                        5


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Depends on the type of work           6
Doesn't want to work                  7
Other                                 8         O
Don't know                            77
Refused                               88
Drop-out                              99                  => /DROP
«Q10D »
«O_Q10D »

28:     Q11
Does anyone in this household have a business or a farm?
Yes            1               => /Q13
No             2
Don't know     7
Refused        8
Drop-out       9               => /DROP
«Q11 »

29:     Q12
Last week, did you do any work for pay?
Yes             1              => /Q16
No              2              => /Q19
Don't know      7              => /Q19
Refused         8              => /Q19
Drop-out        9              => /DROP
«Q12 »

30:     Q13
Last week, did you do any work for either pay or profit? (Include paid and unpaid vacations, paid and
unpaid sick leave as work)
Yes             1              => /Q16
No              2
Don't know      7
Refused         8
Drop-out        9              => /DROP
«Q13 »

31:     Q14
Last week, did you do any unpaid work in the family business or farm?
Yes             1
No              2              => /Q19
Don't know      7              => /Q19
Refused         8              => /Q19
Drop-out        9              => /DROP
«Q14 »

32:     Q15
Did you receive any payments or profits from the business?
Yes             1
No              2
Don't know      7


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Refused            8
Drop-out           9                  => /DROP
«Q15 »

33:     Q16
Do you work in the same county that you live in?
Yes            1              => /Q18
No             2
Don't know     7
Refused        8
Drop-out       9              => /DROP
«Q16 »

34:     Q17
In which county do you work?
Mayes                                 1
Nowata                                2
Osage                                 3
Rogers                                4
Tulsa                                 5
Wagoner                               6
Washington                            7
Some other county (specify)           8         O
Refused                               88
Drop-out                              99                  => /DROP
«Q17 »
«O_Q17 »

35:     Q18
In which city or town do you work?
Bartlesville     1             => /Q24
Bixby            2             => /Q24
Broken Arrow 3                 => /Q24
Claremore        4             => /Q24
Coweta           5             => /Q24
Owasso           6             => /Q24
Pryor            7             => /Q24
Skiatook         8             => /Q24
Tulsa            9             => /Q24
Wagoner          10            => /Q24
Someplace else 11       O      => /Q24
Don't know       77            => /Q24
Refused          88            => /Q24
Drop-out         99            => /DROP
«Q18 »
«O_Q18 »

36:    Q19
Why didn't you work for pay last week? Was it because you are:
RETIRED                                        1               => /Q22
DISABLED                                       2               => /Q20


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UNABLE TO WORK                   3                                           => /Q21
WAITING TO START WORK            4                                           => /Q26
AWAY FROM WORK WITHOUT PAY       5                                           => /Q26
DON'T WORK OUTSIDE HOME          6                                           => /Q22
NEVER WORKED OUTSIDE HOME        7                                           => /Q22
DON'T HAVE RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION                                 8
Unemployed                       9                                           => /Q22
A student                        10                                          => /Q22
On vacation (with pay)           11                                          => /Q24
Didn't have to work              12                                          => /Q22
Other                            13                                          => /Q22
Don't know                       77                                          => /Q22
Refused                          88                                          => /Q22
Drop-out                         99                                          => /DROP
«Q19 »

37:    Q19A
What are your transportation needs?
Open Ended      1       O       => /Q22
Don't Know      7               => /Q22
Refused         8               => /Q22
Drop-out        9               => /DROP
«Q19A »
«O_Q19A »

38:     Q20
Does your disability prevent you from accepting any kind of work during the next six months?
Yes            1                => /Q74
No             2                => /Q22
Don't know     7                => /Q74
Refused        8                => /Q74
Drop-out       9                => /DROP
«Q20 »

39:     Q21
Do you have a disability that prevents you from accepting any kind of work during the next six
months?
Yes            1                 => /Q74
No             2
Don't know     7
Refused        8
Drop-out       9                 => /DROP
«Q21 »

40:     Q22
Do you currently want a job, either full or part time?
Yes            1                 => /Q47
Maybe          2                 => /Q53
No             3                 => /Q53
Don't know     7                 => /Q53
Refused        8                 => /Q53


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Drop-out           9                  => /DROP
«Q22 »

41:    Q24
LAST WEEK, did you have more than one job (or business), including part-time, evening or
weekend work?
Yes           1
No            2            => /Q26
Don't Know    7            => /Q26
Refused       8            => /Q26
Drop-out      9            => /DROP
«Q24 »

42:     Q25
How many jobs (or businesses) did you have?
1             1
2             2
3             3
More than 3   4
Don't know    77
Refused       88
Drop-out      99               => /DROP
«Q25 »

43:     Q26
Do you usually work 35 hours or more per week at your job or business?
=> Q28
sinon => Q26
si (Q25>1)
Yes            1
No             2
Don't know     7
Refused        8
Drop-out       9               => /DROP
«Q26 »

44:    Q27
How many hours per week do you usually work at your job or business?
1-10 1
11-15 2
16-20 3
21-25 4
26-30 5
31-34 6
35     7
36-40 8
41-45 9
46-50 10
51-55 11
56-60 12
More than 60 hours   13


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Don't know         77                 => /Q30
Refused            88                 => /Q30
Drop-out           99                 => /DROP
«Q27 »

45:     JR1
=> Q33
sinon => Q30
si (Q27>6)
«JR1 »

46:    Q28
Do you usually work 35 hours or more per week at all your jobs?
Yes            1
No             2
Don't Know     7
Refused        8
Drop-out       9               => /DROP
«Q28 »

47:     Q29
How many hours per week do you usually work at your main job?
1-10 1
11-15 2
16-20 3
21-25 4
26-30 5
31-35 6
36-40 7
41-45 8
46-50 9
51-55 10
56-60 11
More than 60 hours   12
Don't know     77            => /Q30
Refused        88            => /Q30
Drop-out       99            => /DROP
«Q29 »

48:     JR2
=> Q33
sinon => Q30
si (Q29>=7)
«JR2 »

49:     Q30
Do you want to work a full-time workweek with just one employer?
Yes                             1
No                              2             => /Q32
Regular hours are full-time     3             => /Q33
Don't know                      7


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Refused                               8
Drop-out                              9                   => /DROP
«Q30 »

50:     Q31
Some people work part-time because they cannot find full time work or because business is poor.
Others work part-time because of family obligations or other personal reasons. What is your MAIN
reason for working part-time instead of full time?
Slack work/Business conditions                    1              => /Q33
Could only find part-time work                    2              => /Q33
Seasonal work                                     3              => /Q33
Child care problems                               4              => /Q33
Other family/Personal obligations                 5              => /Q33
Health/Medical limitations                        6              => /Q33
School/Training                                   7              => /Q33
Retired/Social security limit on earnings         8              => /Q33
Full-time workweek is less than 35 hours          9              => /Q33
Other                                             10             => /Q33
Don't know                                        77             => /Q33
Refused                                           88             => /Q33
Drop-out                                          99             => /DROP
«Q31 »

51:     Q32
What is the MAIN reason you DO NOT want to work full-time?
Child care obligations/problems            1
Other family/personal obligations          2
Health/Medical limitations                 3
School/Training                            4
Retired/Social security limit on earnings  5
Full-time work week is less than 35 hours  6
Don't want to/Don't have to                7
Other                                      8
Don't know                                 77
Refused                                    88
Drop-out                                   99              => /DROP
«Q32 »

52:     Q33
Now I have a few questions regarding the fringe benefits associated with your (main) job or business.
Does your job have a paid vacation?
Yes            1
No             2
Self-employed 3                 => /Q38
Don't know     7
Refused        8
Drop-out       9                => /DROP
«Q33 »

53:    Q34
Does your job offer health care insurance paid by the employer?


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Yes              1
Part of health care is paid by employer 2
No               3
Don't know       7
Refused          8
Drop-out         9               => /DROP
«Q34 »

54:     Q35
Does your job offer reimbursement for education and training courses?
Yes            1
No             2
Don't know     7
Refused        8
Drop-out       9              => /DROP
«Q35 »

55:     Q36
Does your job offer a retirement plan?
Yes            1
No             2
Don't know     7
Refused        8
Drop-out       9                 => /DROP
«Q36 »

56:     Q37
Does your present job offer advancement potential?
Yes            1
No             2
Don't know     7
Refused        8
Drop-out       9                => /DROP
«Q37 »

57:     Q38
How far do you live from your place of employment?
0-5 miles              1
6-10 miles             2
11-20 miles            3
21-30 miles            4
31-50 miles            5
More than 50 miles     6
Work at home           7                => /Q41
Don't Know             77
Refused                88
Drop-out               99               => /DROP
«Q38 »

58:    Q39
How did you get to work last week? (read until selection is made; choose the one used most of the


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time)
CAR, TRUCK OR VAN                     1
BUS              2                              => /Q40
WALK TO WORK     3                              => /Q40B
BICYCLE          4                              => /Q40
Other (specify)  5                    O         => /Q40
Don't Know       7                              => /Q40
Refused          8                              => /Q40
Drop-out         9                              => /DROP
«Q39 »
«O_Q39 »

59:     Q39A
Did you drive your own vehicle?
Own Vehicle            1
Rode with someone else 2
Company car            3
Other (specify)        4       O
Don't know             7
Refused                8
Drop-out               9                        => /DROP
«Q39A »
«O_Q39A »

60:      Q40
How reliable is the transportation you use to work? Would you say very reliable, somewhat reliable,
or not at all reliable?
Very reliable            1               => /Q41
Somewhat reliable        2               => /Q41
Not at all reliable      3
Don't Know               7               => /Q41
Refused                  8               => /Q41
Drop-out                 9               => /DROP
«Q40 »

61:    Q40A
Why do you say that your transportation to work is not at all reliable?
Enter Response 1       O
Don't Know     7
Refused        8
Drop-out       9               => /DROP
«Q40A »
«O_Q40A »

62:     Q40B
Interviewer: If asked you may clarify by saying that "your area" is the area within easy driving
distance.
Does the lack of reliable transportation prevent you from working at a better job in your area?
Yes              1
No               2               => /Q41
Don't Know       7               => /Q41


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Refused            8                  => /Q41
Drop-out           9                  => /DROP
«Q40B »

63:    Q40C
How so?
Enter Response 1             O
Don't Know     7
Refused        8
Drop-out       9                      => /DROP
«Q40C »
«O_Q40C »

64:     Q41
Even though you are now employed in a job or have your own business, have you taken any action to
find a new job in the last three months?
Yes              1
No               2                => /Q43
Don't Know       7                => /Q43
Refused          8                => /Q43
Drop-out         9                => /DROP
«Q41 »

65:     Q42
Interviewer: Check all that apply and ask "Any others?" after each response. Do NOT read list.
What are all the things you have done to find alternative work during the last three months?
Contacted employer directly/interview             1
Contacted public employment agency                2
Contacted private employment agency               3
Contacted friends or relative                     4
Contacted school/university employment center 5
Sent out resumes/filled out applications          6
Checked union/professional registers              7
Placed or answered ads                            8
Looked at ads                                     9
Attended job training programs/courses            10
Surfed the interned                               11
Other                                             12
Don't know                                        77
Refused                                           88
Drop-out                                          99             => /DROP
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«Q42_03 »
«Q42_04 »
«Q42_05 »
«Q42_06 »
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66:     Q42A
Please tell me the PRIMARY reason that you are looking for another job? (only one response)
Better pay                    1
Better benefits               2               => /Q43
Want to work closer to home 3                 => /Q43
Family responsibilities       4               => /Q43
Change in career              5               => /Q43
Other                         6       O       => /Q43
Don't know                    7               => /Q43
Refused                       8               => /Q43
Drop-out                      9               => /DROP
«Q42A »
«O_Q42A »

67:     Q42B
How much pay are you looking for per hour?
$6-$8        1
$8.01-$10    2
$10.01-$15   3
$15.01-$20   4
$20.01-$25   5
$25.01-$30   6
$30.01+      7
Don't know   77
Refused      88
Drop-out     99               => /DROP
«Q42B »

68:     Q43
Assume you receive an offer for a job that you are qualified to perform and that involved similar
working conditions, job security and fringe benefits as your current job. What increase in pay would
be necessary to attract you to another employer?
LESS THAN 5 PERCENT INCREASE                                      1
BETWEEN 5 PERCENT AND 10 PERCENT INCREASE                         2
BETWEEN 10 PERCENT AND 15 PERCENT INCREASE                        3
BETWEEN 15 PERCENT AND 20 PERCENT INCREASE                        4
MORE THAN 20 PERCENT INCREASE                                     5
NOT INTERESTED AT ANY INCREASE                                    6
Other                                                             7
Don't know                                                        77
Refused                                                           88
Drop-out                                                          99               => /DROP
«Q43 »

69:     Q43A
What increase in pay would be necessary to attract you to another employer who offered a standard
package of benefits including paid vacation and health benefits?
=> Q44
sinon => Q43A
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LESS THAN 5 PERCENT INCREASE                                                 1
BETWEEN 5 PERCENT AND 10 PERCENT INCREASE                                    2
BETWEEN 10 PERCENT AND 15 PERCENT INCREASE                                   3
BETWEEN 15 PERCENT AND 20 PERCENT INCREASE                                   4
MORE THAN 20 PERCENT INCREASE                                                5
NOT INTERESTED AT ANY INCREASE                                               6
Don't know                                                                   77
Refused                                                                      88
Drop-out                                                                     99           => /DROP
«Q43A »

70:     Q44
How far are you willing to commute to a place of employment?
0-5 miles               1              => /Q45
6-10 miles              2              => /Q45
11-20 miles             3              => /Q45
21-30 miles             4              => /Q44A
31-50 miles             5              => /Q44A
More than 50 miles      6              => /Q44A
Don't Know              7
Refused                 8
Drop-out                9              => /DROP
«Q44 »

71:      Q44A
Is your transportation reliable enough to allow you to commute that far everyday?
Yes              1                => /Q46
No               2
Don't Know       7
Refused          8                => /Q46
Drop-out         9                => /DROP
«Q44A »

72:     Q44B
Why is that?
Enter response     1         O        => /Q46
Don't Know         7                  => /Q46
Refused            8                  => /Q46
Drop-out           9                  => /DROP
«Q44B »
«O_Q44B »

73:     Q45
Please tell me which of the following are reasons that you are not willing to commute more than 20
miles?
FAMILY OBLIGATIONS, FOR EXAMPLE PICKING UP THE KIDS 1                                    => /Q4
UNRELIABLE TRANSPORTATION, FOR EXAMPLE YOUR CAR BREAKS DOWN 2
YOU DON'T WISH TO DRIVE THAT MUCH                                          3             => /Q4
GAS PRICES                                                                 4             => /Q4
IT TAKES TOO MUCH TIME                                                     5             => /Q4
OR SOME OTHER REASON                                                       6             => /Q4


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Refused                                                                                   8   => /Q4
Drop-out                                                                                  9   => /DROP
«Q45 »

74:    Q45A
How does your transportation need to be better?
Enter Response 1       O
Don't Know     7
Refused        8
Drop-out       9               => /DROP
«Q45A »
«O_Q45A »

75:     Q46
How many different employers have you worked for in the past 5 years? In other words, how many
different places have you worked including the family business or farm?
1                                       1               => /Q58
2                                       2               => /Q58
3                                       3               => /Q58
4                                       4               => /Q58
5                                       5               => /Q58
6                                       6               => /Q58
7                                       7               => /Q58
8                                       8               => /Q58
More than 8                             9               => /Q58
0                                       10              => /Q58
Less than 5 years work experience       11              => /Q58
Don't know                              77              => /Q58
Refused                                 88              => /Q58
Drop-out                                99              => /DROP
«Q46 »

76:    Q47
Have you been doing anything to find work during the last four weeks?
Yes            1
No             2               => /Q51
Refused        8               => /Q53
Drop-out       9               => /DROP
«Q47 »

77:     Q48
Interviewer: Ask "Anything else?" after each response.
What are all of the things you have done to find work during the last four weeks?
Contacted Employer directly/interview            1
Contacted Public employment agency               2
Contacted private employment agency              3
Contacted friends or relatives                   4
Contacted school/university employment center 5
Sent out resume/sent out application             6
Checked union/professional registers             7
Placed or answered ads                           8


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Looked at ads                                             9
Attended job training programs/courses                    10
Surfed the internet                                       11
Other            12
Don't know       77
Refused          88
Drop-out         99             => /DROP
«Q48_01 »
«Q48_02 »
«Q48_03 »
«Q48_04 »
«Q48_05 »
«Q48_06 »
«Q48_07 »
«Q48_08 »
«Q48_09 »
«Q48_10 »
«Q48_11 »

78:    Q49
LAST WEEK, could you have started a job if one had been offered?
Yes         1
No          2               => /Q53
Don't Know  7
Refused     8
Drop-out    9               => /DROP
«Q49 »

79:     Q50
Have you been looking for full-time work of 35 hours or more per week?
Yes            1
No             2
Don't know     7
Refused        8
Drop-out       9                => /DROP
«Q50 »

80:    Q51
What kind of work do you do, that is, what was your occupation in the last job you held?
Enter Response 1      O
Don't Know     7
Refused        8
Drop-out       9               => /DROP
«Q51 »
«O_Q51 »

81:     Q52
What is the MAIN reason you were NOT looking for work during the LAST FOUR WEEKS?
=> Q80
si (Q47<>2)
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Couldn't find any work                                                       2
Lacks necessary schooling, training, and skills or experience                3
Employers think too young or too old                                         4
Other types of discrimination            5
Child care responsibilities/problems     6
Family responsibilities                  7
In school or other training              8
Ill-health, physical disability          9
Transportation problems                  10
Doesn't want to work                     11
Other            12       O
Don't know       77
Refused          88
Drop-out         99               => /DROP
«Q52 »
«O_Q52 »

82:    Q53
Did you look for work at any time during the last twelve months?
Yes             1
No              2
Refused         8
Drop-out        9               => /DROP
«Q53 »

83:    Q54
Did you actually work at a job or a business during the last twelve months?
Yes             1
No              2
Refused         8
Drop-out        9               => /DROP
«Q54 »

84:     Q55
Interviewer: Do NOT read the list.
What is the MAIN reason you left your last job?
Personal, family (including pregnancy)                             1
Return to school                                                   2
Health                                                             3
Retirement                                                         4
Temporary, seasonal or intermittent job completed                  5
Slack work or business conditions                                  6
Unsatisfactory work arrangements (hours, pay, etc)                 7
Never had a job                                                    8
Pay             9
Relocated       10
Other           11
Don't know      77
Refused         88
Drop-out        99              => /DROP
«Q55 »


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85:     Q56
Do you intend to look for work during the next twelve months?
Yes             1
No              2
Don't know      7
Refused         8
Drop-out        9               => /DROP
«Q56 »

86:      Q57
What best describes your situation at this time? For example, are you disabled, ill, in school, taking
care of house or family, or something else?
=> Q74
si ((Q19=1)|(Q19=2)|(Q19=3)|(Q19=6)|(Q19=9))
Disabled                         1                => /Q74
Ill                              2                => /Q74
In school                        3                => /Q74
Taking care of house or family 4                  => /Q74
Retired                          5                => /Q74
Other                            6                => /Q74
Don't Know                       7                => /Q74
Refused                          8                => /Q74
Drop-out                         9                => /DROP
«Q57 »

87:     Q58
Now I have a few questions about the job at which you worked LAST WEEK. Were you employed
by the government, by a private company, a non-profit organization, or were you self-employed (or
working in the family business)?
Government                      1
Private or Profit Company       2               => /Q60
Non-profit organization (including tax exempt and charitable organizations)     3       => /Q6
Self-employed                   4               => /Q60
Working in Family business      5               => /Q60
Other                           6               => /Q60
Don't Know                      7               => /Q60
Refused                         8               => /Q60
Drop-out                        9               => /DROP
«Q58 »

88:     Q59
Were you working for the federal, state, or local government?
Federal       1                => /Q61
State         2                => /Q61
Local         3                => /Q61
Don't know    7                => /Q61
Refused       8                => /Q61
Drop-out      9                => /DROP
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89:     Q60
Interviewer: You may stop reading list once respondent has selected an option.
What kind of business or industry are you in?
AGRICULTURE                                                             1
MINING                                                                  2
CONSTRUCTION                                                            3
MANUFACTURING                                                           4
TRANSPORTATION, COMMUNICATIONS OR PUBLIC UTILITY 5
WHOLE SALE OR RETAIL TRADE                                              6
RESTAURANTS                                                             7
LEGAL SERVICES                                                          8
HEALTH AND MEDICAL SERVICES                                             9
EDUCATION                                                               10
BUSINESS AND ACCOUNTING SERVICES                                        11
ENGINEERING AND TECHNICAL SERVICES                                      12
PERSONAL SERVICES OR RECREATIONAL SERVICES                              13
FINANCE, INSURANCE, OR REAL ESTATE                                      14
GOVERNMENT                                                              15
Other                                                                   16
Don't Know     77
Refused        88
Drop-out       99               => /DROP
«Q60 »

90:     Q61
What kind of work do you do, that is what is your occupation?
Enter response 1      O
Don't Know     7
Refused        8
Drop-out       9               => /DROP
«Q61 »
«O_Q61 »

91:     Q62
What are your usual activities or duties at this job? For example typing, keeping account books,
operating printing press, laying brick.
Enter Response 1         O
Don't Know       7
Refused          8
Drop-out         9                => /DROP
«Q62 »
«O_Q62 »

92:     Q63
What other skills do you have that are not involved in this employment?
Enter response 1        O
Don't know      7
Refused         8
Drop-out        9               => /DROP
«Q63 »
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93:      Q63A
 (Interviewer: If and only if the respondent mentions any computer skills, click on "computer skills
mentioned" below)
Computer Skills Mentioned          1
No Computer Skills Mentioned 2                    => /Q64
«Q63A »

94:    Q63B
Let me ask about your computer skills. What is your strongest computer skill? (pick one)
Word processing, such as using MS-Word         1
Spreadsheet analysis, such as Lotus or Excel   2
Bookkeeping, such as Quicken                   3
Computer assisted design                       4
Website development                            5
Troubleshooting machines                       6
Maintains a computer network                   7
Computer programming (C,SAS,SPSS)              8
Develops own software applications             9
Other                                          10
Don't Know     77
Refused        88
Drop-out       99               => /DROP
«Q63B »

95:     Q63C
Interviewer: Check as many as apply, other than what was already mentioned
What other computer skills do you have?
Word Processing, such as using MS-Word          1
Spreadsheet analysis (Excel, Lotus)             2
Bookkeeping (Quicken)                           3
Computer assisted design (CAD)                  4
Website development                             5
Work on machines, troubleshooting               6
Maintains a computer network                    7
Computer programming (C,SAS,SPSS)               8
Develops own software applications              9
Other           10
Don't know      77
Refused         88
Drop-out        99              => /DROP
«Q63C_01 »
«Q63C_02 »
«Q63C_03 »
«Q63C_04 »
«Q63C_05 »
«Q63C_06 »
«Q63C_07 »
«Q63C_08 »
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96:    Q64
Many employers now hire workers both directly as permanent employees and through a temporary
employment agency for temporary employees. Are you a permanent or temporary employee?
Permanent     1              => /Q66
Temporary     2
Don't Know    7              => /Q66
Refused       8              => /Q66
Drop-out      9              => /DROP
«Q64 »

97:     Q65
Would you like a permanent job?
Yes            1
No             2
Don't know     7
Refused        8
Drop-out       9              => /DROP
«Q65 »

98:      Q66
Because of circumstances, some people find it necessary to work at jobs that do not match their skill
level. For example, a master plumber taking tickets at a movie theatre would be a mismatch between
skills and job requirements. Does your current job under-utilize your skills, education, and talents?
Yes/Maybe        1
No               2              => /Q73
Don't know       7              => /Q73
Refused          8              => /Q73
Drop-out         9              => /DROP
«Q66 »

99:     Q67
Why do you think you are currently underutilized at your job?
Had a previous job that required more skill and/or education                 1
Have had additional job training and/or job education                        2
Current job does not require my training and/or education                    3
Had a previous job where I earned more income                                4
Other           5
Don't Know      7
Refused         8
Drop-out        9                => /DROP
«Q67 »

100: Q68
Have you had jobs in the past which better utilized your skills and education?
Yes            1
No             2                => /Q71
Don't know     7                => /Q71
Refused        8                => /Q71
Drop-out       9                => /DROP
«Q68 »


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101: Q69
What type of job or jobs have you had in the past which required more skill and/or education?
Enter Response 1        O
Don't Know      7
Refused         8
Drop-out        9               => /DROP
«Q69 »
«O_Q69 »

102: Q70
Taking into account inflation, did your previous job (the job that required more skill) provide you
with more income?
Yes             1
No              2
Don't Know      7
Refused         8
Drop-out        9                => /DROP
«Q70 »

103: Q71
Would you change jobs so you could better utilize your skills?
Yes           1
No            2
Don't Know    7
Refused       8
Drop-out      9               => /DROP
«Q71 »

104: Q72
Would you be willing to undertake job training associated with a new employment opportunity?
Yes           1
No            2
Don't Know    7
Refused       8
Drop-out      9                => /DROP
«Q72 »

105: Q73
Do you generally work daytime or evening hours?
Daytime        1              => /Q74
Evening        2
Refused        8              => /Q74
Drop-out       9              => /DROP
«Q73 »

106: Q73A
Would you like a job where you could work during daytime hours?
Yes            1
No             2
Refused        8


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Drop-out           9                  => /DROP
«Q73A »

107: Q74
How much formal education have you completed? (Be sure to get respondent to specify whether they
have a B.S. or a B.A.)
Less than high school                       1               => /Q78
High school                                 2               => /Q78
Some college                                3               => /Q78
Associate degree                            4
Bachelor of Science degree                  5               => /Q76
Bachelor of Arts degree                     6               => /Q76
Postgraduate degree (masters, PhD, JD, MD)  7               => /Q76
Other                                       8       O       => /Q78
Don't know       77             => /Q78
Refused          88             => /Q78
Drop-out         99             => /DROP
«Q74 »
«O_Q74 »

108: Q75
Did you receive your Associate's degree in Oklahoma?
Yes             1               => /Q85
No              2
Don't Know      7
Refused         8
Drop-out        9               => /DROP
«Q75 »

109: Q75A
In which state did you receive your associate's degree?
Arkansas         1               => /Q85
Colorado         2               => /Q85
Kansas           3               => /Q85
Missouri         4               => /Q85
New Mexico 5                     => /Q85
Texas            6               => /Q85
Other            7       O       => /Q85
Refused          88              => /Q85
Drop-out         99              => /DROP
«Q75A »
«O_Q75A »

110: Q76
Did you receive your bachelor's degree in Oklahoma?
Yes             1
No              2               => /Q76A
Refused         8               => /Q76A
Drop-out        9               => /DROP
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111: JR3
=> Q77
sinon => Q85
si (Q74=7)
«JR3 »

112: Q76A
In which state did you receive your bachelor's degree?
Arkansas         1
Colorado         2
Kansas           3
Missouri         4
New Mexico 5
Texas            6
Other            7       O
Refused          88
Drop-out         99              => /DROP
«Q76A »
«O_Q76A »

113: JR4
=> Q85
sinon => Q77
si (Q74<>7)
«JR4 »

114: Q77
Did you receive your highest post graduate degree in Oklahoma?
Yes             1               => /Q85
No              2
Refused         8
Drop-out        9               => /DROP
«Q77 »

115: Q77A
In which state did you receive your highest graduate degree?
Arkansas         1
Colorado         2
Kansas           3
Missouri         4
New Mexico 5
Texas            6
Other            7       O
Refused          88
Drop-out         99              => /DROP
«Q77A »
«O_Q77A »

116: Q78
In addition to your formal education, have you ever received vocational training, apprentice training,
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Yes                1
No                 2
Don't Know         7
Refused            8
Drop-out           9                  => /DROP
«Q78 »

117: JR5
=> JR6
sinon => Q79
si (Q19<>4)&(Q19<>5)
«JR5 »

118: JR6
=> Q81
sinon => Q85
si (Q78=1)
«JR6 »

119: Q79
Have you received special training on the job training other than the usual introductory job training?
Yes            1
No             2
Refused        8
Drop-out       9                => /DROP
«Q79 »

120: Q80
Are you currently enrolled in school or a special training program?
Yes             1                => /Q83
No              2                => /Q85
Refused         8                => /Q85
Drop-out        9                => /DROP
«Q80 »

121: JR7
=> Q81
sinon => JR8
si ((Q78=1)|((Q79=1)&(Q80<>1)))
«JR7 »

122: JR8
=> Q83
sinon => Q81
si (Q80=1)
«JR8 »

123: Q81
Did the training you told me about cause a change in your employment status?
Yes              1
No               2              => /Q85


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Don't know         7                  => /Q85
Refused            8                  => /Q85
Drop-out           9                  => /DROP
«Q81 »

124: Q82
Interviewer: Read list if respondent hesitates and check all that apply.
How so?
Promotion                                 1               => /Q85
Increase in pay at present job            2               => /Q85
Different job with the same employer 3                    => /Q85
Different job with a new employer         4               => /Q85
Help retain current job                   5               => /Q85
No change                                 6               => /Q85
Other                                     7       O       => /Q85
Don't know       77              => /Q85
Refused          88              => /Q85
Drop-out         99              => /DROP
«Q82_01 »
«Q82_02 »
«Q82_03 »
«Q82_04 »
«Q82_05 »
«Q82_06 »
«O_Q82 »

125: Q83
Do you anticipate that this schooling or training you have told me about will change your
employment status?
Yes             1
No              2                => /Q85
Don't Know      7                => /Q85
Refused         8                => /Q85
Drop-out        9                => /DROP
«Q83 »

126: Q84
Interviewer: Read list if respondent hesitates and check all that apply.
How so?
Promotion                                 1
Increase in pay at present job            2
Different job with the same employer 3
Different job with a new employer         4
Help retain current job                   5
No change                                 6
Other                                     7       O
Don't know       77
Refused          88
Drop-out         99              => /DROP
«Q84_01 »
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«Q84_03 »
«Q84_04 »
«Q84_05 »
«Q84_06 »
«O_Q84 »

127: Q85
What is your current marital status?
Married                1
Widowed                2                        => /Q87
Divorced               3                        => /Q87
Living with a partner 4
Never married          5                        => /Q87
Refused                8                        => /Q87
Drop-out               9                        => /DROP
«Q85 »

128: Q86
How would you describe your spouse or partner's current employment status?
NOT WORKING AND NOT SEEKING A JOB OUTSIDE THE HOME 1
NOT WORKING OUTSIDE THE HOME, BUT SEEKING WORK                        2
WORKING PART-TIME OUTSIDE THE HOME                                    3
WORKING FULL-TIME OUTSIDE THE HOME                                    4
Don't Know   7
Refused      8
Drop-out     9                => /DROP
«Q86 »

129: Q87
Are you attending school full or part-time?
Yes, a full-time student 1
Yes, a part-time student 2
No, not a student        3               => /Q89
Refused                  8               => /Q89
Drop-out                 9               => /DROP
«Q87 »

130: Q88
What type of school are you attending?
Four year college/university    1
Junior college                  2
Vocational technical school     3
High school; GED classes        4
Other                           5      O
Refused                         8
Drop-out                        9                         => /DROP
«Q88 »
«O_Q88 »

131: Q89
Would you like to pursue additional education or obtain additional training now or in the future?


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Yes                1
No                 2                  => /Q91
Don't Know         7                  => /Q91
Refused            8                  => /Q91
Drop-out           9                  => /DROP
«Q89 »

132: Q89A
What type of education or training?
Bachelor's degree                      1
Graduate school or professional degree 2
Vocational/technical school            3
Computer related training              4
Other                                  5
Don't Know      7
Refused         8
Drop-out        9                => /DROP
«Q89A »

133: Q90
Including yourself, how many persons in your household are 18 years or older?
1               1
2               2
3               3
4               4
5               5
6               6
More than 6     7
Don't know      77
Refused         88
Drop-out        99             => /DROP
«Q90 »

134: Q91
How many persons 18 years or older in your household are employed or self-employed, including
yourself?
1            1
2            2
3            3
4            4
5            5
6            6
More than 6  7
0            8
Don't know   77
Refused      88
Drop-out     99               => /DROP
«Q91 »

135: Q92
Now let me ask you a few questions about child care. A concern of many working parents is the


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problem of obtaining quality child care for children while parents are at work. Do you have any
children under 15 years of age?
Yes             1                => /Q93
No              2
Refused         8
Drop-out        9                => /DROP
«Q92 »

136: JR17
=> Q95
sinon => GBYE
si ((Q12=1)|(Q13=1)|(Q14=1))
«JR17 »

137: Q93
Do you have difficulty obtaining care for your children so that you can work?
Yes            1                => /Q94
No             2
Don't Know     7
Refused        8
Drop-out       9                => /DROP
«Q93 »

138: JR18
=> Q95
sinon => GBYE
si ((Q12=1)|(Q13=1)|(Q14=1))
«JR18 »

139: Q94
Interviewer: Select all that apply
Do any of the following apply to your situation?
I NEED CARE WHEN MY CHILD IS SICK SO I CAN WORK                                           1
I CAN'T WORK NIGHT OR WEEKENDS BECAUSE I CAN'T GET CHILD CARE                             2
I CAN'T FIND CARE AT ALL FOR ONE OR MORE OF MY CHILDREN                                   3
I CAN'T FIND CARE FOR MY INFANT OR TODDLER                                                4
I NEED BETTER QUALITY CARE THAN I AM GETTING NOW                                          5
I CAN'T EARN ENOUGH TO GET CHILD CARE                                                     6
Don't Know      77
Refused         88
Drop-out        99                 => /DROP
«Q94_01 »
«Q94_02 »
«Q94_03 »
«Q94_04 »
«Q94_05 »
«Q94_06 »
«Q94_07 »

140: JR19
=> Q95


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sinon => GBYE
si ((Q12=1)|(Q13=1)|(Q14=1))
«JR19 »

141: Q95
Now let me ask how much you ALONE earn before taxes are taken out of your paycheck? First are
you paid by the hour?
Yes             1            => /Q96
No              2            => /Q97
Refused         8            => /Q97
Drop-out        9            => /DROP
«Q95 »

142: Q96
Please stop me when I read your hourly pay rate.
LESS THAN $6.75         1
$6.75 TO 8.49           2
$8.50 TO 9.99           3
$10.00 TO 11.24         4
$11.25 TO 13.24         5
$13.25 to 15.74         6
$15.75 TO 19.24         7
$19.25 TO 24.24         8
$24.25 TO 43.24         9
$43.25 TO 60.00         10
MORE THAN $60.00 11
Don't Know              77
Refused                 88
Drop-out                99              => /DROP
«Q96 »

143: Q97
Now I am going to read you a series of income ranges. Please stop me when I read how much you
ALONE earned, before taxes, in 2007.
LESS THAN $14,000              1                => /Q97A
$14,001 TO $18,000             2                => /Q97A
$18,001 TO $21,000             3                => /Q97A
$21,001 TO $23,000             4                => /Q97A
$23,001 TO $28,000             5                => /Q97A
$28,001 TO $33,000             6                => /Q97A
$33,001 TO $40,000             7                => /Q97A
$40,001 TO $50,000             8                => /Q97A
$50,001 TO $90,000             9                => /Q97A
$90,001 TO $125,000            10               => /Q97A
MORE THAN $125,000             11               => /Q97A
Don't know                     77               => /Q97A
Refused                        88               => /Q97A
Drop-out                       99               => /DROP
«Q97 »

144:     Q97A


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I am going to read a series of income ranges again. Please stop me when I read what your total
household income was, before taxes, for 2007.
LESS THAN $14,000 1
$14,001 TO 18,000        2
$18,001 TO 21,000        3
$21,001 TO 23,000        4
$23,001 TO 28,000        5
$28,001 TO 33,000        6
$33,001 TO 40,000        7
$40,001 TO 50,000        8
$50,001 TO 90,000        9
$90,001 TO 125,000 10
MORE THAN 125,000 11
Don't Know               77
Refused                  88
Drop-out                 99              => /DROP
«Q97A »

145: Q98
Does any of your own income come from tips or commissions?
Yes            1
No             2              => /JR22
Refused        8              => /JR22
Drop-out       9              => /DROP
«Q98 »

146: Q99
About what percentage would you say?
$E 0 999
Don't know     777
Refused        888
Drop-out       999            => /DROP
«Q99 »

147: JR22
=> GBYE
sinon => Q100
si (Q16=1)|(Q16=7)|(Q16=8)
«JR22 »

148: Q100
Since you are commuting to a job outside of your county, we would like to ask one last question: If a
job opportunity came up closer to home within your own county, would you consider it if it were: A
more desirable job than the job you have now in terms of wages, benefits, and working conditions?
Yes             1
No              2                => /GBYE
Don't Know      7
Refused         8
Drop-out        9                => /DROP
«Q100 »



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149: Q101
Would you consider a local job that is comparable to the one that you have now?
Yes           1
No            2                 => /GBYE
Don't Know    7
Refused       8
Drop-out      9                 => /DROP
«Q101 »

150: Q102
Would you consider a local job that is slightly LESS desirable, with lower wages and less benefits,
than the one that you have now?
Yes              1
No               2
Don't Know       7
Refused          8
Drop-out         9              => /DROP
«Q102 »




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                                      Data Breakdown for the Claremore Area Labor Force Study
                                                                                     Persons who are working
                                                                                                               Highest education level
                                                                                                                      Some
Table 1:                                                                                         At least a         College or            High
Attractiveness of A Job that                       Under-            Job            Job          Bachelor’s         Associate’s          School    Job
Pays $10-over $20 per hour               Total     employed         Shifters       Keepers        Degree              Degree             Diploma   Seekers
Job that pays $10 per hour                                                            Percent
Of those with a response…
Very Unattractive                         56.7       31.2           49.4            60.0           62.9                47.5               27.5     12.2
Unattractive                              16.4        9.4           15.6            16.5           13.9                13.1               13.0     12.2
Neither Unattractive Nor Attractive        8.4       15.6            9.1             7.7            4.0                 9.3               10.9     19.5
Attractive                                 5.8        6.2            7.8             6.0            4.5                 5.5               10.9     26.8
Very Attractive                            9.0       25.0           14.3             6.7            5.0                12.0               15.9     26.8
Depends on the type of work                1.1        6.2            3.9             0.4            2.5                 0.5                0.0      2.4
Doesn’t want to work                       2.1        3.1            0.0             2.5            5.9                 9.8               17.4      0.0
Other                                      0.5        3.1            0.0             0.4            0.0                 0.0                0.0      0.0
Job that pays $12 per hour                                                            Percent
Of those with a response…
Very Unattractive                         69.2       64.3           65.3            70.7          81.9                 57.8               43.2     36.4
Unattractive                              12.5        0.0           10.2            13.8          11.0                 18.1               18.2      9.1
Neither Unattractive Nor Attractive       14.2       28.6           20.4            11.6           7.1                 14.5               27.3     45.5
Attractive                                 1.7        7.1            0.0             1.7           0.0                  6.0                0.0      0.0
Very Attractive                            2.1        0.0            4.1             1.7           0.0                  2.4                2.3      9.1
Depends on the type of work                0.0        0.0            0.0             0.0           0.0                  0.0                2.3      2.4
Doesn’t want to work                       0.0        0.0            0.0             0.0           0.0                  1.2                0.0      0.0
Other                                      0.4        0.0            0.0             0.4           0.0                  0.0                2.3      0.0
Job that pays $14 per hour                                                            Percent
Of those with a response…
Very Unattractive                        58.1        35.7            57.4           59.2           73.4                40.8               32.5     20.0
Unattractive                             16.2        28.6             8.5           17.8           12.5                27.6               12.5      0.0
Neither Unattractive Nor Attractive      13.1         7.1            12.8           13.2            7.8                14.5               27.5     40.0
Attractive                               11.4        28.6            21.3            8.0            5.5                17.1               20.0     40.0
Very Attractive                           1.3         0.0             0.0            1.7            0.8                 0.0                7.5      0.0
Depends on type of work                   0.0         0.0             0.0            0.0            0.0                 0.0                0.0      0.0
Doesn’t want to work                      0.0         0.0             0.0            0.0            0.0                 0.0                0.0      0.0
Other                                     0.0         0.0             0.0            0.0            0.0                 0.0                0.0      0.0
Note: columns may not sum to 100.0% due to exclusion of such categories as “Don’t know,” “Refused,” and “Dropout” depending on the questions considered.



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                                                                                     Persons who are working
                                                                                                               Highest education level
                                                                                                                      Some
Table 1:                                                                                         At least a         College or            High
Attractiveness of A Job that                       Under-            Job            Job          Bachelor’s         Associate’s          School    Job
Pays $10-over $20 per hour               Total     employed         Shifters       Keepers        Degree              Degree             Diploma   Seekers
Job that pays $16 per hour                                                            Percent
Of those with a response…
Very Unattractive                       48.5         35.7            55.3           47.7           57.9                37.3               30.8     20.0
Unattractive                            13.9         14.3             6.4           15.5           18.3                10.7               10.3      0.0
Neither Unattractive Nor Attractive     12.1         21.4             8.5           12.6            7.9                20.0               17.9     10.0
Attractive                              16.9         14.3            10.6           17.8           11.9                18.7               28.2     20.0
Very Attractive                          8.7         14.3            19.1            6.3            4.0                13.3               12.8     50.0
Depends on type of work                  0.0          0.0             0.0            0.0            0.0                 0.0                0.0      0.0
Doesn’t want to work                     0.0          0.0             0.0            0.0            0.0                 0.0                0.0      0.0
Other                                    0.0          0.0             0.0            0.0            0.0                 0.0                0.0      0.0
Job that pays $18 per hour                                                           Percent
Of those with a response…
Very Unattractive                       57.6         44.4           70.6            54.5           63.0                47.1               29.2      0.0
Unattractive                            16.3          0.0            8.8            19.7           17.6                15.7               20.8      0.0
Neither Unattractive Nor Attractive     16.9         22.2            5.9            18.9           15.7                21.6               29.2     66.7
Attractive                               8.7         33.3           14.7             6.1            3.7                13.7               20.8     33.3
Very Attractive                          0.6          0.0            0.0             0.8            0.0                 2.0                0.0      0.0
Depends on type of work                  0.0          0.0            0.0             0.0            0.0                 0.0                0.0      0.0
Doesn’t want to work                     0.0          0.0            0.0             0.0            0.0                 0.0                0.0      0.0
Other                                    0.0          0.0            0.0             0.0            0.0                 0.0                0.0      0.0
Job that pays $20 per hour                                                            Percent
Of those with a response…
Very Unattractive                        50.3        42.9            50.0           50.0           54.4                48.8               11.1       0.0
Unattractive                             14.0         0.0            35.7            9.7           16.5                14.0               11.1       0.0
Neither Unattractive Nor Attractive      20.4        42.9            10.7           21.8           19.4                16.3               33.3       0.0
Attractive                               13.4        14.3             3.6           16.1            8.7                20.9               27.8     100.0
Very Attractive                           1.9         0.0             0.0            2.4            1.0                 0.0               16.7       0.0
Depends on type of work                   0.0         0.0             0.0            0.0            0.0                  0.0               0.0       0.0
Doesn’t want to work                      0.0         0.0             0.0            0.0            0.0                  0.0               0.0       0.0
Other                                     0.0         0.0             0.0            0.0            0.0                  0.0               0.0       0.0


Note: columns may not sum to 100.0% due to exclusion of such categories as “Don’t know,” “Refused,” and “Dropout” depending on the questions considered.




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                                                                                     Persons who are working
                                                                                                               Highest education level
                                                                                                                      Some
Table 1:                                                                                         At least a         College or            High
Attractiveness of A Job that                       Under-            Job            Job          Bachelor’s         Associate’s          School    Job
Pays $10-over $20 per hour               Total     employed         Shifters       Keepers        Degree              Degree             Diploma   Seekers
Job that pays more than $20 per hour                                                            Percent
Of those with a response…
Very Unattractive                   30.1             33.3             7.1           36.3           33.0                25.7               18.2       0.0
Unattractive                        13.5              0.0            10.7           13.7           13.8                17.1                0.0       0.0
Neither Unattractive Nor Attractive 27.8              0.0            42.9           24.5           26.6                25.7               27.3       0.0
Attractive                          15.8             16.7            21.4           14.7           16.0                14.3               27.3       0.0
Very Attractive                      8.3             50.0            10.7            6.9            4.3                17.1               27.3       0.0
Depends on type of work              2.3              0.0             7.1            1.0            3.2                 0.0                0.0       0.0
Doesn’t want to work                 0.0              0.0             0.0            0.0            0.0                 0.0                0.0       0.0
Other                                0.0              0.0             0.0            2.0            2.1                 0.0                0.0       0.0




Note: columns may not sum to 100.0% due to exclusion of such categories as “Don’t know,” “Refused,” and “Dropout” depending on the questions considered.



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                                                                                     Persons who are working
                                                                                                                Highest education level
                                                                                                                       Some
Table 2:                                                                                           At least a        College or            High
Desirability of Jobs that Pay                      Under-            Job            Job            Bachelor’s        Associate’s          School      Job
$10-over $20 per hour                    Total     employed         Shifters       Keepers          Degree             Degree             Diploma     Seekers


Job is Desirable (Attractive + Very Attractive)                                              Population Estimates

$10 per hour                          28,061          4,851          8,506           18,108           7,637             10,845             10,085      10,749
$12 per hour                          32,584          5,610          9,735           22,340           7,637             15,110             10,712      11,596
$14 per hour                           52,525         8,452         15,860           34,003          12,221             23,063             18,038      14,979
$16 per hour                          87,617         10,481         22,581           60,170          23,060             35,402             25,957      18,532
$18 per hour                          97,102         12,168         24,919           65,197          25,181             39,518             28,327      19,039
$20 per hour                          111,255        12,651         25,408           79,513          30,536             44,137             32,343      20,054
$20+ per hour                         130,137        14,583         29,607           93,136          40,657             49,627             35,078      20,054




Job is Not Desirable (Unattractive + Very Unattractive)                                       Population Estimates

$10 per hour                           118,086       4,343         19,489          95,222           56,093              30,973            11,125       2,270
$12 per hour                           128,284       6,389         21,709         101,604           67,588              35,302            16,357       3,848
$14 per hour                           101,848       4,562         14,913          83,605           58,558              26,374             8,691       2,030
$16 per hour                            63,639       2,533          9,815          52,084           43,686              12,585             4,683         304
$18 per hour                            68,358       1,500         10,775          57,419           44,499              13,881             4,513           0
$20 per hour                            50,377       1,242         11,210          37,652           35,347              10,980             1,112           0
$20+ per hour                           25,927         321          1,581          24,723           18,596               5,133               414           0




Note: The population estimates presented above are calculated based on the percentage of respondents sequentially answering each of the questions pertaining to
job desirability at different dollar amounts. Since this is an additive process, the population estimates cannot be constructed using area-level population totals
from the basic percents presented for each question in Table 1.

Note: columns may not sum to 100.0% due to exclusion of such categories as “Don’t know,” “Refused,” and “Dropout” depending on the questions considered.




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                                                                                     Persons who are working
                                                                                                               Highest education level
                                                                                                                      Some
Table 2:                                                                                         At least a         College or            High
Desirability of Jobs that Pay                      Under-            Job            Job          Bachelor’s         Associate’s          School     Job
$10-over $20 per hour                    Total     employed         Shifters       Keepers        Degree              Degree             Diploma    Seekers


Job is Desirable (Attractive + Very Attractive)                                       Incremental Percent Increase in Attractiveness

$10 per hour                            14.8%         31.2%           22.1%          12.7%          9.2%               17.2%              26.3%     53.6%
$12 per hour                            17.2%        36.1%           25.3 %          15.7%          9.2%               24.0%              28.0%     57.8%
$14 per hour                            27.7%        54.4%           41.2%           23.8%         14.7%               36.6%              47.1%     74.7%
$16 per hour                            46.2%        67.4%           58.7%           42.2%         27.8%               56.2%              67.8%     92.4%
$18 per hour                            51.2%        78.3 %           64.7%          45.7%         30.3%               62.8%              74.0%     94.9%
$20 per hour                            58.7%        81.4 %           66.0%          55.8%         36.8%               70.1%              84.4%    100.0%
$20+ per hour                           68.6%        93.8%           76.9%           65.3%         49.0%               78.8%              91.6%    100.0%



Job is Not Desirable (Unattractive + Very Unattractive)                               Incremental Percent Decrease in Unattractiveness

$10 per hour                             62.3%      27.9%           50.6%           66.8%          67.5%                49.2%             29.0%    11.3%
$12 per hour                             67.7%      41.1%           56.4%           71.3 %         81.4%                56.1%             42.7%    19.2%
$14 per hour                             53.7%      29.3%           38.7%           58.6%          70.5%                 41.9%             22.7%   10.1%
$16 per hour                             33.6%      16.3%           25.5%           36.5%          52.6%                20.0%             12.2%     1.5%
$18 per hour                             36.1%       9.6%           28.0%           40.3%          53.6%                 22.1%            11.8%     0.0%
$20 per hour                             26.6%       8.0%           29.0%           26.4%          42.6%                 17.4%              2.9%    0.0%
$20+ per hour                            13.7%       2.1%            4.1%            17.3%         22.4%                  8.2%              1.1%    0.0%




Note: The percentages shown above reflect the incremental change in attractiveness and unattractiveness for each pay level across population groups and are
calculated from the prior population estimates.




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                                                                                                 Persons who are working
                                                                                                                            Highest education level
                                                                                                                                 Some
                                                                                                                 At Least a     College or           High
Table 3:                                                          Under-               Job           Job         Bachelor’s    Associate’s          School
Characteristics of the Workforce                      Total       employed            Shifters      Keepers       Degree         Degree             Diploma

Workforce Status                                                                                 Percent
Permanent job                                          92.5         90.0                  89.5       93.6          94.3            95.0             87.7
Temporary job                                           4.3          6.7                   7.9        3.6           4.5             0.8              9.6
Want full-time with one employer                       25.9         57.1                  33.3       18.6          16.7            37.5             23.1
Has taken action in the last three months
 to find a new job                                     20.3         45.2              100.0            0.0         20.9            22.5             19.2
Of those looking for a new job,
primary reason for looking:
  Better pay                                           44.2         33.3                  44.2         0.0         29.4            59.3             50.0
  Better benefits                                       6.5         20.0                   6.5         0.0          5.9             3.7             21.4
  Want to work closer to home                           6.5          0.0                   6.5         0.0          5.9             3.7             14.3
  Family responsibilities                               1.3          6.7                   1.3         0.0          2.9             0.0              0.0
  Change in career                                     13.0         13.3                  13.0         0.0         17.6            11.1              0.0
  Other                                                 7.8          6.7                   7.8         0.0         11.8             7.4              0.0
  Laid off/Pending lay off                              6.5          6.7                   6.5         0.0          5.9             3.7              0.0
  Better job generally                                 14.3         13.3                  14.3         0.0         20.6            11.1             14.3
Average number of jobs held in working
  Lifetime                                              2.1          3.4                   2.8         1.8           2.0            2.2              2.1


Benefits of Current Job                                                                          Percent
Paid vacation                                         75.7          61.3                  75.0       76.9          76.4            79.3             69.9
All of health insurance paid by employer              64.4          51.6                  61.0       65.1          72.4            59.5             54.8
 Part of health insurance paid by employer            11.4          16.1                  14.3       11.3          11.2            13.8             12.3
Education and training benefits                       53.1          48.4                  51.3       53.3          61.2            57.8             36.6
Retirement plan                                       73.9          58.1                  74.0       75.5          84.9            69.8             63.0
Current job offers advancement potential              73.3          67.7                  66.2       74.5          78.9            75.7             61.1




Note: columns may not sum to 100.0% due to exclusion of such categories as “Don’t know,” “Refused,” and “Dropout” depending on the questions considered.




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                                                                                                  Persons who are working
                                                                                                                             Highest education level
                                                                                                                                  Some
                                                                                                                  At Least a     College or           High
Table 3:                                                          Under-               Job            Job         Bachelor’s    Associate’s          School
Characteristics of the Workforce                      Total       employed            Shifters       Keepers       Degree         Degree             Diploma

Pay increase needed to change jobs                                                               Percent
Less than 5% increase                                   5.0         12.9                  14.5          2.8           6.4            3.3               8.2
Between 5% and 10% increase                            16.2         22.6                  15.8        14.7           10.8           20.8              16.4
Between 10% and 15% increase                           19.4         22.6                  26.3        17.5           19.7           19.2              20.5
Between 15% and 20% increase                           17.2         12.9                  19.7        17.2           21.7           17.5               9.6
More than 20% increase                                 18.6         25.8                  15.8        19.3           21.7           16.7              16.4
Not interested at any increase                         20.7          3.2                   5.3        25.6           17.8           20.8              26.0

Ten percent or less                                    21.2         35.5                  30.3         17.5          17.2           24.1              24.6
Fifteen percent or less                                40.6         58.1                  56.6         35.0          36.9           43.3              45.1


Sector of Employment                                                                             Percent
Government                                             14.6          3.2                   7.9         16.9          26.1            8.3               2.8
Private for profit company                             60.4         71.0                  76.3         56.3          48.4           69.4              72.2
Non-profit org. (Incl.
tax exempt & charitable orgs.)                          7.2         12.9                   5.3          7.0         10.8             4.1               4.2
Self-employed                                          14.4          9.7                   6.6         16.2         13.4            14.9              15.3
Working in family business                              0.5          3.2                   1.3          0.4          0.0             0.8               1.4
Other                                                   1.6          0.0                   1.3          1.8          0.6             1.7               2.8




Note: columns may not sum to 100.0% due to exclusion of such categories as “Don’t know,” “Refused,” and “Dropout” depending on the questions considered.




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                                                                                                    Persons who are working
                                                                                                                                Highest education level
                                                                                                                                     Some
                                                                                                                     At Least a     College or           High
Table 3:                                                          Under-               Job                  Job      Bachelor’s    Associate’s          School
Characteristics of the Workforce                      Total       employed            Shifters             Keepers    Degree         Degree             Diploma

Government Employment                                                                            Percent
Federal                                                19.3         0.0                   12.5              18.8       11.9            40.0            20.0
State                                                  52.6          0.0                  37.5              56.2       69.0            10.0             0.0
Local                                                  22.8        100.0                  25.0              22.9       16.7            50.0            40.0


Private Industry Sector                                                                          Percent
Agricultural                                            2.2          3.3                   1.4               2.5        1.7             0.9             2.9
Mining                                                  0.6          0.0                   0.0               0.8        0.0             0.0             2.9
Construction                                            9.1          6.7                  10.0               8.5        2.6             8.2            18.6
Manufacturing                                           7.2         13.3                   5.7               8.1        3.4             8.2            15.7
Trans., Comm., or Public Utility                       11.6          6.7                  11.4              12.3       10.3            13.6            12.9
Wholesale or retail trade                              11.2          6.7                  14.3              10.2        7.8            10.9            17.1
Restaurants                                             1.9          6.7                   4.3               0.8        0.9             3.6             0.0
Legal                                                   2.5          0.0                   2.9               2.5        2.6             4.5             0.0
Health Services                                        14.7         26.7                  11.4              14.8       21.6            14.5             5.7
Educational Services                                    4.1          3.3                   4.3               3.4        6.0             1.8             2.9
Business Services                                       1.2          0.0                   0.0               1.7        2.6             0.9             0.0
Engineering Services                                    6.2          3.3                  10.0               5.5        8.6             6.4             4.3
Personal Services                                       0.9          0.0                   0.0               1.3        0.9             2.7             0.0
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate                         6.2          6.7                   4.3               7.2       10.3             4.5             1.4
Other                                                  19.7         16.7                  20.0              19.5       20.7            17.3            15.7




Note: columns may not sum to 100.0% due to exclusion of such categories as “Don’t know,” “Refused,” and “Dropout” depending on the questions considered.




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                                                                                                    Persons who are working
                                                                                                                                Highest education level
                                                                                                                                     Some
                                                                                                                     At Least a     College or           High
Table 4:                                                          Under-               Job                  Job      Bachelor’s    Associate’s          School
Transportation and Commuting                          Total       employed            Shifters             Keepers    Degree         Degree             Diploma

Distance traveled to place of employment                                                         Percent
0 - 5 miles                                            34.3        41.9                   37.7              32.6      33.5            38.0              28.8
6 - 10 miles                                           22.7        12.9                   14.3              25.6      23.4            19.8              28.8
11- 20 miles                                           22.7        22.6                   26.0              22.5      24.7            19.8              19.2
21- 30 miles                                            7.4         3.2                    6.5               7.7       5.1             8.3              12.3
31- 50 miles                                            5.0         6.5                   11.7               3.5       3.2             6.6               5.5
More than 50 miles                                      2.6        12.9                    0.0               2.1       3.8             1.7               0.0
Work at home                                            4.0         0.0                    2.6               4.6       5.1             3.3               4.1

10 miles or less                                       57.0        54.8                   52.0              58.2      56.9            57.8              57.6
11 miles or more                                       37.7        45.2                   44.2              35.8      36.8            36.4              37.0
21 miles or more                                       15.0        22.6                   18.2              13.3      12.1            16.6              17.8

Willingness to commute                                                                           Percent
0 - 5 miles                                             9.8         3.1                    2.6              11.9       8.2            10.0             13.7
6 - 10 miles                                           13.8        21.9                   11.7              13.3      17. 7           10.0             11.0
11- 20 miles                                           28.9        21.9                   24.7              30.2      31.6            29.2             21.9
21- 30 miles                                           25.7        28.1                   35.1              23.9      20.9            29.2             28.8
31- 50 miles                                           11.9        12.5                   19.5              10.5       8.2            15.0             16.4
More than 50 miles                                      5.3        12.5                    2.6               5.3       7.6             3.3              2.7
Don’t know                                              4.0         0.0                    3.9               4.2       5.7             3.3              2.7

10 miles or less                                       23.6        25.0                   14.3              25.2      25.9            20.0              24.7
21 miles or more                                       42.9        53.1                   57.2              39.7      36.7            47.5              47.9
31 miles or more                                       17.2        25.0                   22.1              15.8      15.8            18.3              19.1




Note: columns may not sum to 100.0% due to exclusion of such categories as “Don’t know,” “Refused,” and “Dropout” depending on the questions considered.




University of Oklahoma Public Opinion Learning Laboratory: Claremore Area (August 2008)                                                                        120
                                                                                                  Persons who are working
                                                                                                                             Highest education level
                                                                                                                                  Some
                                                                                                                  At Least a     College or           High
Table 4:                                                          Under-               Job            Job         Bachelor’s    Associate’s          School
Transportation and Commuting                          Total       employed            Shifters       Keepers       Degree         Degree             Diploma

Transportation reliable enough to commute                                                        Percent
                                                       98.3        93.8                   97.8         99.2        100.0            98.4             94.9


Not willing to commute more than 20 miles                                                        Percent
Family obligations                                    10.1         21.4                   12.9          9.5         12.4             6.6            11.8
Unreliable transportation                              0.0          0.0                    0.0          0.0          0.0             0.0             0.0
Don’t wish to drive that much                          8.1          7.1                   12.9          7.0          4.5            11.5            11.8
Gas prices                                            57.1         71.4                   67.7         53.8         58.4            60.7            38.2
Takes too much time                                   15.2          0.0                    6.5         17.7         16.9            11.5            23.5
Other                                                  9.1          0.0                    0.0         11.4          7.9             8.2            14.7




Note: columns may not sum to 100.0% due to exclusion of such categories as “Don’t know,” “Refused,” and “Dropout” depending on the questions considered.




University of Oklahoma Public Opinion Learning Laboratory: Claremore Area (August 2008)                                                                     121
                                                                                     Persons who are working
                                                                                                               Highest education level
                                                                                                                      Some
                                                                                                 At least a         College or            High
Table 5:                                           Under-            Job            Job          Bachelor’s         Associate’s          School    Job
Education and Job Skills                 Total     employed         Shifters       Keepers        Degree              Degree             Diploma   Seekers

Utilization of Education and Skills                                                        Percent
Feel underutilized                        22.7       100.0           36.4           14.4              18.5              23.3              36.1
 Of those who feel underutilized …
 Prev. job required more skill/edu.       10.5        22.6            3.6            7.3              12.9              14.3               7.4
 Have had add. job training/edu.          17.4        29.0           17.9            9.8              16.1              21.4              14.8
 Train/edu. not required in current job   27.9        48.4           42.9           17.1              38.7              28.6              14.8
 Earned more $ in a previous job           5.8         0.0            0.0           12.2               6.5               0.0              11.1
 Skill/edu. better used in previous job   71.4        71.0           75.0           70.0              75.9              75.0              61.5
 Would change jobs to better use skill    63.1       100.0           85.7           32.5              55.2              67.9              69.2
Underemployed                              8.2       100.0           18.2            0.0               5.5               7.1               4.4


Level of education                                                                         Percent
Less than high school                      2.8         0.0            0.0            3.7               0.0               0.0               0.0        0.0
High school                               20.2        20.0           18.9           21.1               0.0               0.0             100.0       66.7
Some college                              26.3        33.3           29.7           24.8               0.0              79.1               0.0        9.5
Associate degree                           6.9         6.7            6.8            6.7               0.0              20.9               0.0        0.0
Bachelor of Science degree                16.6        20.0           13.5           17.4              41.3               0.0               0.0       14.3
Bachelor of Arts degree                    7.8        16.7            8.1            7.0              17.9               0.0               0.0        4.8
Postgraduate degree                       19.4         3.3           23.0           19.3              40.8               0.0               0.0        4.8

High School or less                       23.0        20.0           18.9           24.8               0.0               0.0             100.0       66.7
Some college or less                      49.3        53.3           48.6           49.6               0.0              79.1               0.0       76.2
At least Bachelor’s degree                43.8        40.0           44.6           43.7             100.0               0.0               0.0       23.9




Note: columns may not sum to 100.0% due to exclusion of such categories as “Don’t know,” “Refused,” and “Dropout” depending on the questions considered.




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                                                                                     Persons who are working
                                                                                                                 Highest education level
                                                                                                                        Some
                                                                                                    At least a        College or            High
Table 5:                                           Under-            Job            Job             Bachelor’s        Associate’s          School    Job
Education and Job Skills                 Total     employed         Shifters       Keepers           Degree             Degree             Diploma   Seekers

Technical Training                                                                        Percent
Vocational training, apprentice training
or special professional training        54.8         61.1            66.7            51.6             55.6               54.5               50.4      44.4


Computer Skills (among those with skills not used in present employment) Percent
Workers with computer skills (percent) 19.5   16.1          28.6        18.1                          17.1               25.0               13.7


Strongest Computer Skill                                                                Percent
Word processing (MS-Word)           28.4             50.0            39.1             23.5            33.3               33.3               10.0
Spreadsheet analysis (Excel, Lotus)  6.8              0.0             0.0              9.8             0.0                6.7               30.0
Bookkeeping (Quicken)                2.7              0.0             4.3              2.0             0.0                6.7                0.0
Computer assisted design (CAD)       1.4              0.0             4.3              0.0             3.7                0.0                0.0
Web site development                 2.7              0.0             0.0              3.9             3.7                3.3                0.0
Work on machines, troubleshooting   12.2              0.0            17.4              9.8            11.1               16.7                0.0
Maintains a computer network         1.4              0.0             0.0              2.0             0.0                0.0                0.0
Computer programming (C, SAS, SPSS)10.8               0.0             8.7             11.8            18.5               13.3                0.0
Develops own software applications   0.0              0.0             0.0              0.0             0.0                0.0                0.0
Other computer skill                25.7             50.0            17.4             29.4            29.6               20.0               20.0
Don’t know                           2.7              0.0             8.7              0.0             0.0                0.0               20.0


Student Status                                                                          Percent
Full-time student                          2.5       0.0              2.6              2.6             1.0                3.8                2.9       10.3
Part-time student                          5.2       0.0              7.9              4.8             4.0                7.1                0.7        5.1
Not a student                             92.1     100.0             89.5             92.3            95.0               89.1               95.6       84.6



Note: columns may not sum to 100.0% due to exclusion of such categories as “Don’t know,” “Refused,” and “Dropout” depending on the questions considered.




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                                          All persons                                     Persons who are working                          Persons not
                                                                                                                                            working
                                                                                                          Highest education level
                                                                                                                   Some
                                                                                                    At Least a    College or      High
Table 6:                                                        Under-        Job          Job      Bachelor’s   Associate’s School      Job
Demographics                      Total Males Females           employed      Shifters    Keepers   Degree         Degree      Diploma   Seekers


Number of responses                607      311         296       31            77          285       201            182        138       40
 (weighted values)

Estimated persons
18 years old or older         303,850 155,571 148,279           15,547       38,489       142,581   83,046          62,948    38,300     20,054


Gender                                                                            Percent
Males                              51.2    100.0          0.0     53.3         61.8       54.9        52.5           49.5      52.2       45.0
Females                            48.8      0.0        100.0     46.7         38.2       45.1        47.5           50.5      47.8       55.0


Marital Status                                                                   Percent
Married                            62.4      63.9        60.8     40.0        51.3       74.9         72.3           59.9      61.0       35.0
Widowed                             9.1       5.6        12.7      0.0         2.6        2.9          4.0           10.4      14.7       10.0
Divorced                           12.3      11.8        12.7     26.7        25.0        6.2          9.4           14.8      12.5       15.0
Living with a partner               2.3       1.7         3.2      6.7         3.9        2.9          3.0            1.1       0.0        7.5
Never married                      13.1      16.3         9.5     26.7        17.1       12.0          9.9           13.7      11.8       32.5


Age Category                                                                     Percent
18-24                               6.1       8.1         4.4       6.7       10.4        3.5          1.0            4.4       8.0       30.0
25-44                              36.1      37.1        35.0      70.0       67.5       42.5         44.8           36.6      29.2       25.0
45-64                              38.3      35.5        41.1      20.0       22.1       45.6         39.8           43.2      30.7       35.0
65 or older                        19.5      19.4        19.5       3.3        0.0        8.4         14.4           15.8      32.1       10.0




Note: columns may not sum to 100.0% due to exclusion of such categories as “Don’t know,” “Refused,” and “Dropout” depending on the questions considered.



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