We’re excited to roll out a new method for calculating occupational percentile wages for groups of occupations and regions. What’s changed and why is it better?
Emsi studied new data on college degree output from the National Center for Education Statistics and found that the share of STEM degrees rose rapidly from 2009-10 to 2015-2016 in almost every state. This acceleration came at the same time the share of humanities majors took a hit in several states.
One in five careers searches that use publicly available state-level data can mislead students who make decisions based on occupational projections. That’s the finding in a recent analysis of the widely available state-level occupation projections when compared to Emsi’s localized county-level projections.
What makes Georgia tick? What sets the economy apart and where do we see specialization and differentiation? What sectors have showed the strongest job creation in recent years? Which careers should young people be thinking about? What should higher ed and workforce development consider to help shape and grow the economy? These are the sorts of big, strategic questions we can (and should) consider with data.
Amazon is well named: Its growth rivals what you see in a tropical rainforest. And right now, growth means hiring. Considering the recent news about Amazon’s hiring spree (with some 50,000 positions to fill, mostly at the new and bustling fulfillment centers), we thought it would be a good time to take a closer look at the types of jobs needed by the e-shopping giant.