Data Spotlight

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 Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Sales Jobs

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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 […]

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 […]