Data & Analysis


Data for Diversity Initiatives, and How Diverse is Google, Really?

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The lack of diversity in Silicon Valley’s many talent-rich businesses has been the subject of much discussion. Now Google is doing something about it.USA TODAY featured an in-depth article on how Google is turning its attention to “cracking the code on the lack of diversity in the technology industry.” Last year, the cyber titan spent $115M on diversity […]


Seven of the 10 Hardest-to-Fill Jobs are in Health Care

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This week, the American Staffing Association (using CareerBuilder’s Hiring Indicator) released a list of the top 10 hard-to-fill jobs in 2015. Of those, seven are related to health care. Occupational therapists Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers Physical therapists Photographic process workers and processing machine operators Occupational therapy assistants Speech-language pathologists Family and general practitioners (physicians) Merchandise displayers […]


The Best Colleges for Recruiting Physical Therapists

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According to the American Staffing Association, physical therapist positions are among the top 10 hardest to fill. Offering upwards of $45 per hour (median wages) and typically requiring a manageable four-year degree, the occupation seems like it should be an allure for jobseekers. Businesses certainly want to hire; there are currently 48,000 unique job postings for physical therapists nationwide […]


Uncovering Surprises in the Labor Market’s Gender, Age, and Race Composition

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In the United States, the 55+ workforce grew by 8.3 million from 2001 to 2014, according to a new report from CareerBuilder using EMSI data. That’s roughly the size of the population of New York City. As those workers retire, the labor market has the potential to shift dramatically—one of the many reasons that studying workforce diversity is so important.


Where Bartenders Flock Together

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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 580,000 […]


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.


The Rise of Brewery Jobs and Establishments in Post-Recession US

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America seems to be toasting her economic recovery with a cold one. After a seven-year slump from 2004 to 2010, the breweries industry (NAICS 312120) reversed direction in a hearty uptick at the end of the recession and has sprung up 44% in the past four years. With 35,675 brewery jobs in 2014 (compared to […]