Highlights - Q1 2015
Learning executives continue to have a positive outlook for the importance of and investment in learning. The LXCI score is 68.8, which is very slightly up from last quarter’s score of 68.2.
The current LXCI score indicates an optimistic outlook. From 2010 to 2014, the average score was between 65 and 66. The current score is more than 13 points higher than the historic low, 55.1 from Q1 2009, and only about a point below the historic high score of 69.9 from Q4 2013. In fact, the current score is the second-highest score recorded. In early 2015, the unemployment rate, which is strongly related to learning leaders’ optimism, and the number of unemployed persons, have both inched down (as the unemployment rate falls, the LXCI typically rises, which is not surprising given the training needs of newly hired workers). Job growth was healthy, with the economy adding 295,000 new jobs in February 2015.