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What type of research does CEW do?

CEW conducts research in three core areas with the goal of better aligning education and training with workforce and labor market demand: jobs, skills, and equity. See more in About CEW.

How can I register with CEW to receive updates of your work?

You can sign up to receive email updates at the bottom of our homepage.

Is CEW associated with a specific organization or advocacy group?

CEW is a research and policy institute within Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy.

How is CEW funded?

CEW is funded by generous grants from its partner foundations: the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Lumina Foundation, JPMorgan Chase, Ascendium Education Group, The Joyce Foundation, and The Annie E. Casey Foundation.

What data does CEW use for its research and analysis?

CEW uses data from federal and state statistical agencies, as well as from private data organizations that provide employment projections, population estimates and other economic indicators. Our projections of jobs and educational requirements include data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, IHS Markit, (formerly Macroeconomic Advisers), and EMSI, (formerly Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc. CEW also utilizes data available from the National Center for Education Statistics, the Employment and Training Administration’s O*NET (Occupational Network), Current Population Statistics, and the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey and Current Population Survey.

How does CEW make projections?

CEW works with IHS Markit and EMSI, Inc. to adjust projections data generated by the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Bureau of Labor Statistics; it does this by incorporating updated macro and GDP trend data to account for changing expectations about the recession.

When is CEW releasing new projections?

We tentatively plan to release 2030 job projections and education requirements using real-time data in 2022.

Who uses CEW's research and analysis?

CEW’s research is available to the public. It has been used by the current administration, academics, journalists, higher education and labor policymakers, foundations, and other stakeholders in the education, training and workforce arena.

Who works at CEW?

CEW was created in 2008 by leading labor economist, Anthony P. Carnevale, and is staffed with senior economists with backgrounds in education economics and issues pertaining to social mobility. Detailed bios can be found on our website.

Who can I contact if I have more questions about CEW?

If you have additional questions not answered in the FAQ’s, please submit your query to or by calling 202.687.7766. We will make sure your questions are answered in a timely manner.