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Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey – JOLTS

How to Understand and Use the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) from the Bureau of Labor Statistics The JOLT survey is a very underutilized set of data for job openings and labor turnover insights that describes the labor market in terms of unmet demand. Most of the news media seems to have a fixation on unemployment statistics. Unemployment is the yin to job openings yang. Unemployment focuses on who is out

September 21st, 2020|Blog, Jobs/Labor Market Data, Webinars|

Optimize Company Reviews Data – Using Insight For Work

How Recruiters Can Use Indeed Company Reviews and Ratings to Improve Client Relationships If crowdsourced product and company reviews and ratings are of use with the stuff we buy, such as on Amazon or Airbnb, it should especially be true of the companies we work for. Most of us have come to accept crowdsourced ratings as a way of life. Companies like Glassdoor and Indeed capture company reviews from current and former employees

September 3rd, 2020|Blog|

May Job Postings Up 44% From April Floor

May full-time job postings on were up 44% from April with over 1.2 million jobs posted on the Indeed jobs board compared to 843,000 in April. Every major occupational group experienced growth in the month of May as shown in the scatterplot below. Most notably, military and personal care occupational groups were up 111% and 79% respectively. Was May a True Rebound? A job growth number of 44% always sounds impressive. But in this case, the job postings number was

June 10th, 2020|Blog|

Is Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Adequate?

Several weeks ago, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released updated Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey data. BLS OES is one of those foundational programs and datasets that are used for comprehensive occupational analysis. It produces employment and wage compensation estimates annually for nearly 800 occupations. These estimates are available for the nation as a whole, for individual states, and for metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas; national occupational estimates for specific industries are also available. Programs like the OES are based

May 27th, 2020|Blog|
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When is a Job Essential?

Critical Infrastructure Accounts for 60% of Jobs as the Rest Open Up The stay-at-home orders under the COVID-19 pandemic separated “essential” from “non-essential”. Businesses deemed essential stayed open. Those that were not essential shut down. Sometimes those lines were very blurred with individual states and even communities making those choices unilaterally. Fortunately the LMI Institute and C2ER have produced a list of Standard Occupation Classification (SOC) codes connected to critical infrastructure (e.g., essential) industries. The list is based on the

May 14th, 2020|Blog|
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