Data Spotlight

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.

New Car Dealer Jobs Are Booming, Especially in Two Superstar States

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Low gas prices and a healthy job market led to record high car sales in 2014, and some of those sales—particularly pick-up truck and compact SUV sales—have continued through 2015. Since someone has to be making those sales, servicing those cars, and drawing up those financial documents, EMSI decided to take a look at what this sales boom means for the labor market.

The Slowdown in Job Churn Explained and Visualized

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 […]