Are Canadian students getting the right degrees for the market? Or are they training for positions that, while they pay well enough, are radically over-supplied? It’s the flip-side of the skills gap issue, and the answer comes from labour market data. To see what that looks like, we drilled down on data about Montreal’s education environment.
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As easy as it is to caricature the French economy as being built on wine, cheese, and tourism, it’s also home to a growing and thriving high-tech sector that should be very interesting to anyone looking to understand the global technology economy.
Denver now ranks 33rd for overall recovery from the recession and 15th for employment specifically. So which industries and occupations are driving this job growth?
Globalization, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the increasing needs in health care settings, and the diversity of the U.S. population are all good news for jobseekers with one special skill: fluency in a foreign language.
By now the projected demand for home health aides and personal care aides because of America’s aging (and growing) population is well known. But did you know market research analysts and marketing specialists – a high-skill occupation with median wages of $29.10 an hour – is just a notch below those two health care occupations in [...]
EMSI is pleased to announce the availability of detailed historic labor market data for Brazil and France – two highly informative new sets of labor market data, available only in Analyst.
While the miracle-or-myth debate matters, Brian Kelsey writes, looking at Texas through the lens of wealth creation provides a more nuanced picture than strictly looking at new jobs and population growth.
The impact of the federal government on Washington, D.C. goes well beyond the jobs directly in the sector, or even the multiplier-effect jobs that ripple through the metro.
This summer we wrote about the 11% drop over the last decade in the number of computer and information science degrees awarded by U.S. education institutions. Well, it turns out, the share of females earning bachelor’s degrees in computer and IT has also declined, from 29% in 1990-91 to just 18% in 2010-2011. That’s from Catherine Rampell’s [...]
In the November issue of the Harvard Business Review magazine, EMSI teamed up with Catherine Mulbrandon of Visualizing Economics and the HBR team to explore jobs in the information sector in an interactive feature entitled “America’s Incredible Shrinking Information Sector.” The tree map graphic from Mulbrandon and analysis from EMSI chief economist Hank Robison walk [...]