Analyzing jobs in your community

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Tyler Dukes of WRAL-Raleigh; MaryJo Webster of Star Tribune; David Hiles of Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 5 at 3:20pm
  • Location: International 2-3
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Learn about various data sources, both federally and locally, that can help you look at the changing makeup of jobs in your community. What's growing? What's declining? What's expected in the next 5 to 10 years? Also learn about ways to watchdog local and state programs that are promising to create jobs.

This session is good for: Reporters looking for story ideas and data sources. Beginners and advanced data users welcome.

Speaker Bios

  • Tyler Dukes (@mtdukes) is an investigative reporter at WRAL News in Raleigh, N.C., where he specializes in data and public records. In 2017, he completed a fellowship at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University and currently teaches at Duke University's DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy. Prior to joining WRAL, he worked as managing editor for Duke University’s Reporters’ Lab, a project to reduce the costs of investigative journalism.

  • David Hiles publishes the County Employment and Wages release for the BLS Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW). He started at BLS in 1986, working on the national payroll survey(CES). In 1997 he moved to the QCEW and led its switch from annual to quarterly publication. He has overseen several accelerations of the QCEW release. Mr. Hiles lives in Hyattsville MD with his wife and two children where he served for four years as a city councilmember. Twitter during NICAR events: @HilesDavid

  • MaryJo has been data editor at the Star Tribune in Minneapolis for five years. Previously, she had stints with the St. Paul Pioneer Press, USA Today, Digital First Media and Investigative Reporters and Editors. She started her career as a reporter at small papers in Minnesota and Wisconsin. @MaryJoWebster

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