Get the Full Picture
With Real-Time and Historical Data
With our unique aggregated jobs data, we are able to see trends as they happen in real time. Our data sets are an amalgamation of both historical and real-time data points—which is ideal for predictive purposes. We have a dedicated team of developers whose primary responsibility is to extract, validate, and de-duplicate approximately 7 to 10 million advertised jobs daily from openings posted across the Internet from a wide variety of sources, including public and private job boards, government and medical entities, and a variety of other websites. This data is checked daily to ensure the job is still open and active—meaning our data is the most up-to-date it can possibly be.
Our company’s initial focus used geography to map out the location and population of jobs in certain areas, bringing a new concept to the labor market industry. Therein lies the crux of our moniker, ‘Geographic Solutions’.
Historical data, dating back 30 years, is pulled from many traditional labor market sources.
- Census American Community Survey
- IPEDS post-secondary educational statistics
- Bureau of Labor Statistics labor market information
- Census labor market information
- Bureau of Economic Analysis labor market information
- Scholarship provider lists for post-secondary education
- Cost of Living data for areas across the US
This jobs data is what we continuously push to our client sites to allow users to find employment and for staff to provide outreach. Geographic Solutions also serves as a partner to states and compliance vendors in making sure their Mandatory Job Listings are directly listed with the state job board, taking the highest of measures in both timeliness and accuracy in order to comply with OFCCP and EEOC requirements.
Answer Industry Needs
With Well-Informed Statistics
Our Data Services Team assigns standardized taxonomy codes for occupation (O*NET), industry of employer (NAICS), geography (FIPS), education level, and experience. We can also crosswalk between the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) codes and the standard federal taxonomy codes so curriculum development can be informed by the current and predicted labor market trends in a given geographic area. Aligning CIP codes and the skillsets required in those CIP codes becomes easier. Our data is standardized to the Federal database system, and is provided in a format that eases WID reporting. Our data can be utilized by many different groups for a myriad of reasons:
Valuable statistics allow institutions to better align their program offerings matched to job market needs and trends.
Individuals can match their talents and see how they compare against other candidates within a specific geography.
Employers can view the skills, qualifications, experience, and education of candidates within a specific geographic area to gauge the talent pool.
Organizations can view the labor market in real time, along with current data sets for in-demand skills, certifications, tools, and technologies.
What Makes Our Data
Different and Essential
Our unique data is both stable and consistent to allow for use over time. The Supply-and-Demand data we gather enables us to analyze the qualifications and requirements within a job posting, and parse out the requirements employers are seeking by area, occupation, and wages. The data also looks at the education and experience requirements.
This also allows us to compare current unemployment rates with job counts. All of our job-to-candidate tables are real-time as of the day prior. We are able to view the number of candidates per job opening, as well as number of qualified candidates for specific occupations, and the number of job openings available for that occupation.
# of Candidates per Job
# of Candidates per Occupation Group
# of Job Openings in an Occupation
Know Where to Look Ahead
With Informed Data Forecasts
A real-time and historical look at labor market trends provides a solid foundation for economic development. Geographic Solutions is able to provide statistical aggregations of data to allow for tracking growth in occupations, industries, education, and experience across time. Our in-house Data Services Team and resident economist use our labor market data to make reliable forecasts of unemployment numbers and have predicted trends more accurately than other major forecasting models.
With our data, state and local governments can view the current labor pool to attract specific industries and/or employers; researchers can analyze and predict trends; employers can determine the location of their best labor pool; and colleges and universities can better plan course curriculum and degree programs in response to the needs of area employers.
Taking Our Data Sources
One Step Further to Benefit End Users
Several customers are currently using the SkillsID and DataCast applications and have integrated with data sources and applications located on mainframes and with other disparate operating systems and database formats. The DataCast and SkillsID applications are just two of the ways that our data can be sourced, presented, analyzed, and used to further align programs, jobs, and much more.
Prospective and current students alike want to know about the career outcomes associated with programs in order to make informed decisions about where to spend limited dollars for education and training. Specific labor market data can help education entities show the benefits of a higher education and help students better understand the expected return on their investment.
Geographic Solutions’ DataCast broadcasts relevant labor market information throughout web pages via plugin. This is another impactful way to showcase LMI in support of recruitment, retention, and student success.
DataCast allows educational institutions a way to embed wage information, current job openings, and projected openings for specific programs and/or related occupations directly to their website code. We offer the following plugin implementation types for added flexibility:
- Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code with aggregated program level data
- CIP code with a carousel of all related occupations
- O*NET code with specific occupation
Geographic Solutions’ SkillsID, is a proven skills identification API solution that associates skills, tools and technology, and certifications (STC) with areas, occupations, industries, and education/training data to help agencies more clearly define labor market profiles and the progressions associated with career advancements.
The STC dataset was first introduced in 2012, as an expansion to our aggregated jobs database. Since then, Geographic Solutions has gathered over 57,000 distinct skills including human skills, technical skills, and certifications and licenses from millions of online job postings that we aggregate from more than 20,000 sites on a daily basis.
Our advanced job aggregation and parsing processes, looks at each advertised job description for key elements that are then assigned using our in-house taxonomy. This taxonomy is updated weekly and runs against current live jobs, constantly refining the real-time database to reflect the pulse of the marketplace. The STC dataset currently contains:
- 689 skill groups covering 14,600 distinct skills
- 4,200 tool groups covering 27,500 distinct tools
- 3,200 certification groups covering 15,000 distinct certifications