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Workforce Development - Data

The Department of Commerce produces and disseminates timely, clear data and information to help Americans discover and participate in opportunities for skills development and economic advancement.

The Department of Commerce is a leading federal source of labor market data and research. Key data that guide our understanding and decision-making about work and education have their roots in the Census Bureau and its American Community Survey, Current Population Survey, Annual Business Survey, and Center for Economic Studies, among other surveys and programs. Complementing it are research reports and datasets from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Economic Development Administration, and other Commerce bureaus.

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    Developed in cooperation with higher education institutional systems, the Census Bureau’s Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes (PSEO) data showing earnings and employment outcomes for graduates of U.S. post-secondary institutions.  The program has expanded to 660 institutions, which cover more than 25% of all college graduates in the United States in 2015. The Census Bureau makes the data available through an online tool, raw files, and API.

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    A partnership between the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), Lightcast, and CompTIA, CyberSeek provides detailed, actionable data about supply and demand in the cybersecurity job market. Its interactive heat map provides a granular snapshot of demand and supply data for cybersecurity jobs at the state and metro area levels. The interactive career pathway shows key jobs within cybersecurity, common transition opportunities between them, and detailed information about the salaries, credentials, and skillsets associated with each role.