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.
We’re used to seeing median wage data for occupations. But Visualizing Economics’ new book gives us insight into the full range of many occupations’ real earnings potential.
In her new book, An Illustrated Guide to Income in the United States, Catherine Mulbrandon illuminates the world of economic data in fascinating detail. And we’re proud to see that EMSI data is the backbone of some of the book’s most interesting charts.
North Dakota has spent the last few years at the forefront of the national conversation, thanks to its enormous part in the American oil and gas production boom. With the recent release of EMSI’s new 2013.1 dataset, we thought it was time to check in and see how North Dakota has been faring.
In The Atlantic, Derek Thompson revisited what he calls the end of retail for office supply stores and other retailers with diminishing relevance in the Walmart/e-commerce age. But retail is still a big sector, and in some regions, it is actually growing.
Joel Kotkin and Mark Schill looked at the nation’s 51 largest metros to see which had thriving professional, scientific, and technical services sectors. As a followup, we provide more detail on the top metros in their list, which is topped by Austin and Jacksonville.
With a 2012 workforce of more than 5 million people, New York City’s five boroughs are a larger economy than many of the world’s countries. They’re also a perfect case study of how to put labor market data in context, by looking at the effect unusually high-earning New Yorkers have on the economy.
In almost every province of Canada, the utilities sector is one of the highest-paying sets of industries in the economy, and Ontario is no exception to this trend. Here’s a look at how jobs in the electric power generation sector are doing.
The Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C., mentioned EMSI as a leading source of labor market data in a recent report aimed at US community colleges.
Recently we started looking at the CIBC’s list of Canadian occupations facing a skills shortage. To follow up on that post, we used Analyst for Canada to find occupations from the CIBC list that are growing unusually quickly in specific Census Divisions and Census Metropolitan Areas.