Employment Data

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 […]

Analyzing Structural LMI and Job Postings to Understand Key Occupations

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For the past 10 years, EMSI has provided structural labor market data via Analyst, a web-based labor market analysis tool used broadly by higher education, economic development, workforce development and business professionals. For the past couple of years we have been working with CareerBuilder to develop a solid database of job posting analytics that can […]

In the Race Out of the Recession, Houston Pulls Ahead

We’re no stranger to how strong Houston’s economy has been since the recession, so it wasn’t a huge surprise to us when our friend Derek Thompson at The Atlantic created a splash by highlighting how well the Houston job market has recovered since the recession. We were too intrigued not to dig deeper into the data.