Unlocking career pathway insights, richer skills analysis, and more
Emsi Burning Glass has introduced a new occupation taxonomy within the Analyst and FE Analyst platforms. Called the Global Occupation Taxonomy (GOT) because it captures the comprehensive scope of the workforce in today’s economy.
Here’s what you need to know:
- What is the Global Occupation Taxonomy?
- What key benefits does the Global Occupation Taxonomy provide?
- How do I start using the Global Occupation Taxonomy?
What is the Global Occupation Taxonomy?
The Global Occupation Taxonomy is a proprietary taxonomy composed of three different levels (Career Area, Occupation Group and Occupation). This taxonomy has a 1-1 relationship between levels, meaning each occupation maps to one, and only one, occupation, and so on up the hierarchy. This means you don’t have to worry about duplicate or overlapping data when analyzing job postings for more than one occupation.
The taxonomy allows you to start broad, but then get down to a level of analysis that is far more granular and precise than SOC or O*NET (but without getting as far into the weeds as raw job titles would take you). The GOT is updated at least annually — infrequent enough to make it stable and useful for comparisons over time, but frequent enough to capture new, emerging roles as they formalize in the economy.
What are the key benefits of the GOT?
The GOT introduces two key benefits for educators, businesses, and community leaders:
- Makes labor market research easier, faster, and more robust
- Enables new insight into career pathways and how specific skills unlock progression to higher wages and seniority within an occupation (coming soon)
How do I start using the Global Occupation Taxonomy?
The Global Occupation Taxonomy is currently available as a filter in all Job Postings reports across EBG platforms. Note: Depending on the report, you may need to select the “Show Advanced Options” button in order to access the GOT filter field.
Over the next few weeks, the new taxonomy will be incorporated into additional reports. If you haven’t already, you can sign up here to receive our newsletter, including major product announcements as they become available.
If you’re a current Emsi Burning Glass customer, please feel free to contact your dedicated account representative with any questions or to learn more about using this taxonomy in your day-to-day work.