In June, new job postings continued a somewhat jerky recovery back up towards pre-COVID numbers. By the fourth week of June, they were just 3% percent below that of the weekly average of January/February 2020. This put new job postings a full 33% above the bleak Mariana Trench that was April 13, and 15% above the fourth week in May.
While COVID-19 may have accelerated the need to adapt, many of the changes that institutions are grappling with today connect to long-term shifts that predate the pandemic. In this post, we look at five of those long-term trends and consider how the new SkillsMatch platform enables institutions to adapt and respond with a personalized, skill-based approach to student engagement.
Finally, May job postings pulled out of a seven-week nose dive. Weekly new job postings were, on average, up 134% from mid April, which was when new job postings (for now) officially bottomed out at 34% below the January/February average. By comparison, May’s new job postings by the third week were only 11% below the January/February average. So while there’s still a ways to go to match pre-COVID levels, May job postings were indeed on the rise.
Last month, Emsi released the Health Risk Index, a free resource to help policymakers better understand where and why COVID-19 has spread. In an effort to further customize the index for local responses to COVID-19 (or any similar health crisis), we are releasing a new County Health Risk Index. We first made this data available […]
In mid March, every major and minor US sporting event was canceled or postponed. This surreal move impacted approximately 1.3 million sports jobs in the US: furloughed, reduced, or erased. By mid June, sports occupations could also lose a total of $12.3B in earnings. That’s an average of $133.4 million in earnings every day, or $92.6K every minute.
Emsi has developed a Health Risk Index to help us better understand where and why COVID-19 has spread, and to help policymakers create localized responses. The index features data on the social determinants of health, including 1) preconditioned population, 2) population density, 3) workplace interaction, and 4) population health.