Labour Market Information (LMI)

Labour market information (LMI) is information about what is happening in the labour market and the world of work. It gives data and practical information on the following:

  • Jobs
  • Information about sectors e.g. hairdressing
  • Pay and conditions
  • Trends within the labour market e.g. which sectors are recruiting
  • What skills employers are looking for in different industrial sectors
  • Future trends

Useful sources of LMI

There are many sources of labour market information – these are just a few:

icould Careers website including career videos and written articles
 LMI Future Trends Labour market information on 25 sectors and broad occupational groups
NCS Job Profiles Information on the skills and qualifications required for over 800 jobs
Nomis Official Labour Market Statistics
Office for National Statistics (ONS) Official statistics related to the economy, population and society at national, regional and local levels.


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