The emergent labor market: Career pathway planning

The emergent labor market: Career pathway planning

Dear colleagues:

Many of you are working to improve the focus of career pathways and starting with labor market data is one strategy toward this end. Although local data will allow you to fine tune your programs’ focus, it is also useful to understand the national picture.

A recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides an intriguing way of parsing multiple data sources to paint a picture of the emergent labor market. Please note there are other data sources. Particularly in vogue at present are web-scraping tools that pull data from online job postings and other online resources. These sources often present a different picture and are usually proprietary. There are also data from the U.S. census as well as household surveys. We will explore these in future emails.

Best,