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STEM Up, Humanities Down: New Analysis of Growing & Declining Program Completions


The growth of completions in STEM majors and the decline of liberal arts degrees seem to be continuing apace.A new analysis of data from the National Center for Education Statistics by CareerBuilder and EMSI shows that more than half of the college completions with the biggest growth between 2010 and 2014 were in science, technology, engineering, […]

EMSI Data Helps Determine 50 Occupations for KY’s $2M Workforce Training Program


Last week, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced $2 million in training scholarships that will equip unemployed and underemployed residents in the KentuckianaWorks‘ seven-county region with the skills and education they need for high-demand, higher-wages occupations. These occupations, 50 total, were selected by the KentuckianaWorks Board based on an analysis of labor market data that included workforce numbers from […]

Mapping IT Jobs: EMSI Data in White House’s TechHire Initiative

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EMSI recently provided labor market data for TechHire, a multi-sector initiative that is part of President Obama’s middle-class economics agenda seeking to educate and connect Americans for higher-paying jobs. Specifically, TechHire’s mission is to equip Americans with the skills they need to fill the huge (and growing) national demand for IT talent.Announced by the President in […]

Community College Week Reports on the Impact of EMSI Data at Fayetteville Tech

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Community College Week recently published an article, showcasing Fayetteville Technical Community College’s use of data to inform decisions of all types across its campuses: from admissions to career counseling to grant writing, and more. It highlighted how the college’s partnership with EMSI gains them quick access to quality data, making it easier to make smart, informed choices.

Boston Globe on Middle-Skill Opportunities in Massachusetts

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Here at EMSI, we’ve identified the skills gap largely as a regional issue—you only need oil drillers where there is oil, and finance jobs are booming in the Southeast but not the Northwest. Using EMSI data to determine which skills are in demand in Massachusetts, the Boston Globe recently published an article that provides a sampling of growing middle-skill jobs in the region and offers insights about how to identify an associate’s degree program that will provide a high return on investment.