Data Tools

Check out these data tools to find out more about the labor market including wage growth, opportunity occupations, and socioeconomic trends across cities.

Center for Human Capital Studies' Labor Market First Look
Labor Market First Look

About: This tool provides a concise view of the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Employment Situation SummaryOff-site link. The tables and charts offer a quick look at current and historical data along with data constructed from the summary.
Labor Market Participation Dynamics
Labor Market Participation Dynamics

About: This tool provides data and analysis on the changing labor force participation rate from the perspective of reasons given for not participating in the labor market.
Opportunity Occupations Monitor
Opportunity Occupations Monitor

About: 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 wage toward housing expenses.

Wage Growth Tracker
Wage Growth Tracker

About: This tool tracks the year-to-year overall wage growth of individuals between 1998 and the present. It also includes wage growth by demographics (age, education, race, and geographic census division) and job characteristics (full-time/part-time, industry, and occupation). The tool functions using microdata from the Current Population SurveyOff-site link and is based on a methodologyOff-site link developed by the San Francisco Fed.