At the same time as manufacturing’s return in Grand Rapids (a trend that’s played out to a smaller degree across the United States), temporary employment has seen a full-blown revival. Is this a coincidence? Not likely.
Data & Analysis
We looked into EMSI’s Canada data to get an idea of just how well Canada’s construction industry is doing, as well as what kinds of jobs it’s creating.
Too dusty? Too noisy? Too ugly? Not worth it? Sand mining might be all of the above (the debate continues), but one thing without a doubt is that sand mining has boomed in many hotspots across the U.S. and it is creating jobs. And money.
We explore industries in which jobs have yet to recover after hemorrhaging jobs during the recession, and those that are doing quite well post-recession.
EMSI and Tableau Software visualized the change in inflation-adjusted industry earnings and employment from 2001 to 2013 with two interactive graphics. The biggest takeaway: earnings have flatlined in most areas of the country (and in many industries).
Things are looking rough for Puerto Rico’s economy these days. We took a look at EMSI’s Puerto Rico data to see what the story was.
Economists and news agencies are saying that cold and precipitous winter weather is dragging down job growth and the economy at large. In this post, we visualize some data to help us start to confirm or disconfirm this hypothesis.
Unlike the US — where self-employment has declined precipitously over the last decade — self-employment in Canada has been very consistent since 2001. As with the rest of the economy, self-employment in Canada has seen less volatility over the last 10 years than its American counterpart. But there have still been a number of significant developments.
Midland and Odessa in West Texas. Pascagoula, a port town on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Fargo and Bismarck, the two largest cities in North Dakota. These were among the USA’s 10 fastest-growing metro economies in 2013, as ranked by growth in real gross metropolitan product (GMP), and they have a few things in common. For [...]
In early 2000s, self-employment was on a rapid ascent in the United States. But then the early signs of the downturn began to appear, followed by the financial crisis and Great Recession, and self-employment growth came to a halt.