Employment Data


Where Bartenders Flock Together

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We saw in our recent analysis that when it comes to breweries, not all US states are created equal. The same is true for general ease of getting a drink—any alcoholic drink.Last week, we teamed up with CareerBuilder to determine the cities, states, and counties with the most bartenders per capita. There are nearly 580,000 […]


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 […]


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.