Human Capital Data & Tools

Labor Market Tools

The Center for Human Capital Studies' Jobs Calculator
Jobs Calculator
Calculates the net employment change needed to achieve a target unemployment rate after a specified number of months. The user can adjust the target unemployment rate, the number of months, and the assumed labor force growth.
Author: Center for Human Capital Studies (Atlanta Fed)
Labor Force Participation Dynamics
Labor Force Participation Dynamics
The population over age 60 has been putting significant downward pressure on the overall rate of labor force participation. But they are not the only factor behind the drop. Learn about the behavioral, demographic, and cyclical factors.
Author: Center for Human Capital Studies (Atlanta Fed)
The Center for Human Capital Studies' Labor Market Distributions Spider Chart
Labor Market Distributions Spider Chart
Designed to allow monitoring of broad labor market developments by comparing current conditions to those in up to two earlier time periods that the user selects.
Author: Center for Human Capital Studies (Atlanta Fed)
Labor Market Sliders
Labor Market Sliders
This tool illustrates the dynamic relationship between employment growth, the unemployment rate, and GDP growth. Users can explore "what if" questions about labor market variables and GDP.
Author: Center for Human Capital Studies (Atlanta Fed)
Center for Human Capital Studies' Labor Report First Look
Labor Report First Look
The Labor Report First Look offers a snapshot of current and historical employment data. We will update the First Look’s data with each release of the Employment Situation Summary from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which typically occurs on the first Friday of each month.
Author: Center for Human Capital Studies (Atlanta Fed)
Center for Human Capital Studies' Wage Growth Tracker
Wage Growth Tracker
A measure of the nominal wage growth of individuals.
Author: Center for Human Capital Studies (Atlanta Fed)

Human Capital Tools

Opportunity Occupations Monitor
Opportunity Occupations Monitor
Opportunity occupations are jobs that do not require a bachelor's degree and pay at least the national median wage, adjusted for local cost of living differences. This tool displays opportunity occupations across states and metro areas between 2010 and 2016. It also indicates which jobs are housing cost burdened, meaning that workers contribute more than 30 percent of their monthly salary toward housing expenses.
Author: Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity (Atlanta Fed)