Job Market Data

Our Applied Research team provides custom, in-depth job market data analysis for corporate clients, educational institutions, and even the White House

Understanding the Market, Guiding Decisions

Gathering job market data is one thing, making sense of it and putting it to practical use is something else. Our Applied Research team has provided the analysis and tactical advice to help educators, employers, and government agencies understand the job market and make crucial decisions. Our research has

  • Uncovered compelling trends about how the labor market is changing in the aftermath of the great recession;
  • Guided educators in making decisions about new degree programs;
  • Helped governments make job training investments based on the skills employer need most;
  • Developed customized career ladders to help job seekers find opportunities for advancement.
Cover of Crunched by the Numbers: The Digital Skills Gap in the Workforce

Our Research

Some of our commissioned research includes:

Crunched by the Numbers: The Digital Skills Gap in the Workplace

Commissioned by Capital One, this report found that the world is increasingly divided between the jobs that demand digital skills and the ones that don’t—and the ones that don’t are falling behind.

Bridge the Gap: Rebuilding America’s Middle Skills

Conducted in partnership with Harvard Business School and Accenture, this report was the first to identify the specific middle-skills jobs that are crucial for American competitiveness.


In a recent project for Complete College America we produced reports for five state higher education systems to use in aligning STEM degree programs with employer needs. As a part of this project, we developed a structure for organizing STEM jobs into actionable categories and analyzed skills and other requirements.

Labor Insight™

Organizations around the world use the Labor Insight analytical dashboard to interpret job market data in real time. With Labor Insight, analysts have a window into the millions of online job postings Burning Glass collects daily from more than 40,000 sources.

Labor Insight is used by:

  • Educators, to understand the needs of employers and align programs with the job market
  • Researchers, to gain real-time insight into labor trends
  • Workforce and economic development agencies, to find out more about the skills in demand, how that matches up with the local workforce, and where to allocate job training resources
Labor Insight: Real-Time Insight into Job Market Data
JobPulse: Job Market Data Powered by Burning Glass


Now you can have data from Burning Glass, the world’s pre-eminent source of real-time labor data, at your fingertips as you make hiring decisions. Our easy to use JobPulse™ analytics dashboard gives you insight that can reshape how you approach the talent market.

Power Users

Top research organizations around the world use Burning Glass data to analyze labor markets:, an interactive map developed by Burning Glass and the Institute for Public Policy Research in the UK, allows users to compare entry-level employer demand and the number of learners completing related studies. The project was created for the New Skills at Work project at JP Morgan Chase.

Still Searching: Job Vacancies and STEM Skills is an interactive research project built by the Brookings Institution with Burning Glass data. The report analyzes the skill requirements and the advertisement duration time for millions of STEM job openings in the United States.

The New Basics report was developed for the Foundation for Young Australians using Burning Glass data, and identifies a set of soft or “enterprise” skills that carry a significant salary premium, including problem-solving, communications, teamwork, and digital literacy.


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More Sectors

Higher Education

Preparing students for the real world includes readying them for the job market. Our products help educators track demand, align programs with what employers need, and give students a roadmap to a satisfying career.


Finding the right match in the resume pile can be tough. Our products help employers and recruiters find the right candidates for jobs, and to better develop the talent they already have.


Our technology powers labor exchanges in 14 states, helping workers and employers connect and making the job market more efficient.

We have a 21st Century economy. Why do we have a 20th Century labor market?

Burning Glass uses big data to close the skills gap by helping supply and demand meet. Contact us today.