September Job Postings Reach Pre-Pandemic Levels
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September Job Postings Reach Pre-Pandemic Levels

Job Postings Up 6.2%, Yet Challenges Remain September Indeed job posting activity sustained a now five-month winning streak as job postings increased 6.2% during the month. Indeed job postings for the month of September were 1.6 million compared to 1.5 million in August and are now at pre-pandemic levels. View…

August Jobs Report – Growth Continues, Barely

August Jobs Report – Growth Continues, Barely

/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/august-job-postings-squared-300×276.jpgSignup for Monthly Jobs Webinar Public Insight’s August Jobs Report was reviewed before a growing number of webinar attendees.  Each month we share Indeed job posting data and help professionals like yourself gain insights on the post-pandemic labor market.  Of the attendees surveyed, 80% rated the information shared as “Very…

COVID-19 Dashboard with NYT Data

COVID-19 Dashboard with NYT Data

Analyze COVID-19 Cases by National, State and County Level It is important for today’s business leaders to consider the impact of COVID-19 when making decisions and allocating resources. The accuracy of COVID-19 data reported by news sources and online publications goes beyond the numbers themselves, the interpretation of the statistics…

May Job Postings Up 44% From April Floor

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…

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…

When is a Job Essential?

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…

March 2020 Job Postings Signals Seismic Labor Shifts

March 2020 Job Postings Signals Seismic Labor Shifts

New Labor Market Analysis Application Released by Public Insight The COVID-19 reality is starting to reflect itself in the labor market. Volatility in the labor market will be the new normal for the foreseeable future. We analyzed and coded over 2 million active job postings as of past Saturday, March…

Distance Education Rebounds

Distance Education Rebounds

Distance Education is now 12.3% of all programs and up 7.6% in 2018 Social distancing, at least for now, is the new normal and along with it comes distance education. Each year we look at what the data is telling us for distance education programs. Last year, I suggested that…

The 13 College Scorecard Title IV Outcomes

The 13 College Scorecard Title IV Outcomes

Where Students Go Based on the Latest College Scorecard Data In our last post, we provided some insight into the IPEDS Outcome Measures data. The IPEDS Outcome Measures data was designed as a supplement to graduation rate data which has always been questioned as an effective measure for measuring student…

Decoding Outcome Measures Data

Decoding Outcome Measures Data

Breaking Down the Second Year Student Success Measure The IPEDS Outcome Measures data was designed as a supplement to graduation rate data which has always been questioned as an effective measure for measuring student outcomes. Outcome Measures is now in year two of its collection and provides a lot of…