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Explaining Labor Markets (And More) With Data

Two Key Pieces of Data That Resonate with Students 2015-03-26 18-39-49

As the US puts the recession further behind and community colleges continue to struggle with enrollment, retention, and completion rates, it becomes clear that, well, it’s not just the economy, stupid. A major problem is the information gap looming between students and careers. Young people simply don’t know how a college education can help them gain...
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Where Bartenders Flock Together

Here Are The Places With The Most Bartenders Per Capita 2015-03-19 11-38-19

We saw in our recent analysis that when it comes to breweries, not all US states are created equal. The same is true for general ease of getting a drink—any alcoholic drink. Last week, we teamed up with CareerBuilder to determine the cities, states, and counties with the most bartenders per capita. There are nearly...
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WIOA, Measuring Impacts, and Labor Market Data: A Discussion With NAWB


In a recent conversation at Workforce Central on BlogTalkRadio, EMSI joined Ron Painter, CEO of the National Association of Workforce Boards, to discuss the new stipulations under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) for measuring the impact of workforce boards. “If we thought WIA was interested in data, WIOA…is obsessed with data,” Painter said. Simply...
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New Report & Webinar: Contextualizing Real-Time and Traditional Labor Market Information


EMSI has just released a new guidebook, Contextualizing Real-Time and Traditional Labor Market Data. In the report, we discuss how to use traditional labor market information to provide crucial context for job postings—and how to connect both data types with hiring...
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New Car Dealer Jobs Are Booming, Especially in Two Superstar States

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Low gas prices and a healthy job market led to record high car sales in 2014, and some of those sales—particularly pick-up truck and compact SUV sales—have continued through 2015. Since someone has to be making those sales, servicing those cars, and drawing up those financial documents, EMSI decided to take a look at what this sales boom means for the labor market....
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Webinar: Why Data Matters to Your City

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You may have heard the exciting news that EMSI is offering an online class, Tools and Techniques for Understanding Urban Economies, through the certificate program at NYU School of Professional Studies. The class begins March 25 and you can register here. Want to learn more? Sign up for our March 12 webinar where Rob Sentz, chief innovation officer at EMSI, will discuss the...
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