Data for economic prosperity.


Our mission is to use data to drive economic prosperity. To do this, we inform and connect three critical audiences: people (who are looking for good work), employers (who are looking for good people), and educators (who are looking to build good programs and engage students). Since this vital connection takes place in the context of regional economies, we also work with workforce and economic development organizations laboring to improve economic ecosystems. We are known for our peerless service, our fantastic work-life balance, but above all—our deep commitment to our clients. We are blessed to work alongside such dedicated, passionate customers as we build a stronger economy.


We provide the best labor market data available to professionals in higher education, economic development, workforce development, talent acquisition, and site selection. Our data, which covers more than 99% of the workforce, is compiled from a wide variety of government sources, job postings, and online profiles and résumés. Our amazing clients use Emsi data to solve a variety of problems: align programs with regional needs, equip students with career visions, understand regional economic and workforce activity, and find and hire the right talent. We serve clients across the US, the UK, Canada, and Australia. Headquartered in Moscow, Idaho, in the heart of the beautiful Palouse region, Emsi also has offices around the US and in the UK.


We have served as labor market advisors to leaders in higher education, business, and community development since 2001.


Emsi is founded when we release our first product, the Economic Impact Study


We release Analyst, our flagship labor market analytics tool


We launch Career Coach to help students use data to plan their education and career


We deploy Alumni Outcomes to give colleges and universities a better way to track alumni employment outcomes


We’re acquired by Strada Education Network, a national nonprofit whose mission is to connect every individual with the right education and career

Our data is the foundation of everything we do.

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