While we’ve talked about new job opportunities for Minnesota artists in recent weeks, nationwide employment numbers for dancers, actors and other performing artists have tanked.
Mike Mandel is a Senior Fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute, a nonpartisan nonprofit Washington think tank. He took a look at a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report and plotted the following chart:
The numbers show that over the past year employment at performing arts companies has dropped a whopping 16%. According to Mandel, that means performing arts employment is now at the lowest level since 1990.