Data & Analysis


EMSI Training: Market Research for Talent

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EMSI is offering a free, two-part training that will cover the five steps discussed in our recent white paper, Market Research for Talent: Five Simple Ways to Use Data to Build a Better Talent Strategy.The training offers hypothetical scenarios as well as real-world examples to illustrate the various ways to use data to create an effective talent […]


Market Research for Talent Part 3: Understanding Industries and Their Competition

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You decide to move your search for graphic designers to D.C. In this case, what other industries or businesses employ graphic designers? The largest portion (12%) of all graphic designers in D.C. work for the graphic design services. The bulk of the rest work in interior design services (9.5%), computer system design services (our direct competitors) (5.5%), public relations agencies (5.3%), and administrative management (5%).


Interactive Map: The Distribution of Food Manufacturing Jobs and Where They Pay the Best

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Food manufacturing, which turns livestock and agricultural products into other products for consumption, is responsible for Green Bay’s cheese and Seattle’s coffee. This industry made up nearly 1.5 million wage-and-salary jobs in the United States in 2014—about three times the number of crop production jobs—making it a significant employer.


New Car Dealers vs. Used Car Dealers: Mapping the Job Growth

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Interest rates are low, gas (was) cheap, and the national economy continues to make headway—all of which has helped fuel the success of the automotive industry. From 2009 to 2014, new and used car dealerships together grew over 16%, adding nearly 166,000 jobs to total 1.82 million. And since consumer demand for new and used cars alike […]


Strengths and Weaknesses of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System From NCES

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This article is part of series of blog posts that details the strengths and weaknesses of prominent labor market and education data sources. In this post, we review the Integrated Postsecondary Education System (IPEDS) program, which collects data from every college, university, and technical and vocational institution that participates in federal student financial aid programs.