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Region and Divisional Demand Indicator

The number of panelists reporting data this quarter for analysis was smaller than in previous reporting cycles. There were some regions where small numbers of responses resulted for manager and specialist pharmacist demand ratings.

Quarter 4, 2018

Region/Division States Generalist/Staff Managers Specialized
Northeast   2.89 3.23 n/a
Middle Atlantic NJ, NY, PA 2.98 3.28 n/a
New England CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT 2.64 3.05 n/a
Midwest   2.93 3.27 2.81
East North Central IL, IN, MI, OH, WI 2.67 3.35 2.79
West North Central IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD 3.52 3.00 n/a
South   2.90 3.24 3.18
East South Central AL, KY, MS, TN 3.16 3.12 3.36
South Atlantic DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV 2.69 3.09 3.22
West South Central AR, LA, OK, TX 3.10 3.54 3.08
West   2.93 2.85 4.00
Mountain AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY 3.15 2.91 n/a
Pacific AK, CA, HI, OR, WA 2.83 2.82 n/a

Region and divisional ratings are population-adjusted (weighted) values.

Generally, fewer panelists report ratings for managers or specialized pharmacists since organizations recruit managers internally and specialized pharmacists are not always sought or employed by all panelists’ organizations.

Demand Categories

  1. Demand is much less than the pharmacist supply available
  2. Demand is less than the pharmacist supply available
  3. Demand in balance with supply
  4. Moderate demand; some difficulty filling open positions
  5. High demand; difficult to fill open positions
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