The Wall Street Journal recently published an article by economists William A. Kelly Jr. and Elizabeth Sawyer Kelly that critiques President Obama’s free community college plan, suggesting that this is hardly the time to concern ourselves with producing more college-trained workers. But associate’s degrees aren’t all the same, and neither are all regional economies.
Data & Analysis
Looked at in isolation, a metropolitan area’s unemployment rate can only tell you so much. The same goes for new jobs over a single time frame, or growth in high-wage jobs. But when these and other data points are combined, you begin to get a more complete, balanced picture of a metro’s labor market. This […]
The emergence of in-demand jobs that require a community college education or less but pay well—sometimes extremely well—is a big story, and a timely one with President Obama unveiling a plan to make community college free for millions of students. USA TODAY started a major series on jobs, using EMSI data, by focusing on these […]
In a new infographic, we compare jobs, employment growth from 2010 to 2014, and average earnings in traditional retail and e-shopping, two sectors on different trajectories.
In his recent New York Times article, Steven Yaccino tells the story of Deadwood, the famous old Western town in South Dakota that 25 years ago joined a modern day gold rush: legalized gambling.
In the prosperous Houston economy, a blend of industries is driving new job opportunities for middle-skill workers. But, as EMSI helped identify in a recent report with JPMorgan Chase, two sectors stand above the rest: petrochemical manufacturing and commercial and industrial construction.
Sales jobs aren’t hot and new; they’ve been around forever and can be found in almost every company and industry in the world, so it’s easy to sort of forget about them. Besides that, a career in sales contains certain challenges; you have to sell things, for starters, and your pay is usually very dependent on […]
In our recent analysis with CareerBuilder, we distilled the top occupations whose monthly job postings are distinctly higher than the number of hires—meaning employers advertising for those jobs are on a vigorous hunt for talent. In this post we wanted to dig deeper.
In this article, we consider the growth, wages, and hotspots for nurse practitioners and family practitioners. We can already guess which pays better, but which occupation has the healthiest growth? In which cities are they the most concentrated?
One of the indicators that economists monitor is consumer confidence, the degree of optimism consumers feel about the health of the economy. To get a pulse on worker confidence, meanwhile, it’s worth keeping an eye on labor market churn—the job-to-job movement that typically happens at a faster rate when jobs are plentiful and workers are […]