Data & Analysis


Law Degree Completions Dropped 6.6% From 2013 to 2014

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For the first time in this millennium, the number of law degree completions dipped year over year. EMSI’s newly released 2014 completers data from IPEDS shows that from 2013 to 2014, law degree completions dropped by 3,092—from 46,905 to 43,813—a 6.6% decline. This is the lowest the total has been since 2008.


EMSI Training: Market Research for Talent

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EMSI is offering free 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 strategy. Attendees will learn […]


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.