Local government agencies are often under great pressure to ensure their labor force matches the racial and ethnic composition of their citizenry. The racial and ethnic proportions of those individuals who meet the minimum qualifications for employment, however, may be very different than the racial and ethnic proportions of those in the general population. A recruiting market analysis examines the Census data for your community’s metropolitan area and uses the minimum hiring requirements of your specific agency. This analysis will reveal the true racial and ethnic makeup of those in your local area that are qualified to apply for employment with your agency. It will also reveal the impact specific hiring requirements (such as requiring a college degree) will have on the number of potential applicants available, and the racial and ethnic composition of this potential hiring pool.