Labour Market Information (LMI)

Labour market information (LMI) is information about the workplace and the labour market.

It covers:

  • Jobs
  • Sectors (like hairdressing or construction)
  • Pay and conditions
  • Labour market trends – like which sectors are recruiting
  • The skills employers are looking for
  • Future employment trends

Useful sources of LMI

There are many sources of LMI. Here are just a few:

icould Careers website including career videos and articles
LMI Future Trends Information on 25 sectors and 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 about the economy, population and society
Black Country ‘Very Local’ LMI LMI on each local authority in the vlack country including Sandwell

‘Careerometer’ (below) is provided by ‘LMI for All’. It is a tool that you can use to explore different jobs in England. It lets you compare average wages and working hours for different occupations.

Just click on the dotted square and type in the career you are interested in and the widget provides a series of jobs in that area – just choose the one most relevant to you.


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