Skills provide a new way of looking at a community, adding more context and nuance for better decision making. Over the next few weeks we’re examining the basics of how skills data provides new insights into a region’s labor market. To kick things off, we’re looking at how skills provide a new understanding of a job.
New decade, new top 25 list! We’ve compiled the top 25 highest-paying jobs for 2020, along with the highest-paying large and small metros for each job. Many are in healthcare, but some may surprise you.
The New York Times’ The Upshot put together two great features that, using O*NET, show how we can evaluate jobs that are both very similar and very opposite from our own. Let’s take a look at the articles and then talk about why they are important.
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.
For the past few years we have noticed a strong data trend, which is certainly corroborated by anecdotal evidence: management jobs are in demand.
Remember green jobs? The BLS recently released the 2011 estimates of electric power generation jobs, which includes solar electric power generation and wind electric power generation. The data provides an interesting look at the relative scale of employment.