Data provider: Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI)
Watch tutorials about how to use race/ ethnicity data in CVSuite, and how to measure inclusiveness in creative industries and occupations found in the “Using CVSuite” section of users guide. View the step-by-step process of where race/ ethnicity data is located in CVSuite.

Where the Data Come From

This data comes via the U.S. Census Bureau’s Quarterly Workforce Indicators and American Community Survey. While QWI provides workforce demographics for industries only, we use ACS and staffing patterns to derive occupational estimates. Race/ethnicity data includes the region as well as both job totals for occupation and industry.
The race/ethnicity categories, available in CVSuite, are as follows:
• White (Not Hispanic or Latino)
• Black or African-American (Not Hispanic or Latino)
• American Indian or Alaska Native (Not Hispanic or Latino)
• Hispanic or Latino
• Asian (Not Hispanic or Latino)
• Native American or Other Pacific Islander (Not Hispanic or Latino)
• Two or More Races (Not Hispanic or Latino)


Data Updates

Keep in mind that our data provider, EMSI models data from more than 80 different public and proprietary sources. EMSI updates its data quarterly based on when the data sources EMSI uses in its model are updated. When these updates occur previous data are also adjusted.

Having these types of quarterly updates is considered a data best practice. Having the most current, most accurate numbers will give a better understanding of the creative workforce in your region.

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