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  • Links to Longitudinal Surveys
    LMI Central
    Posted On: 8/24/2017

    All surveys other than a complete census or complete administrative records involve various types of sampling errors, the most well-known of which is the “margin of error.”  To properly understand and use evidence, it’s important to have a basic understanding of the margin of error in surveys.

  • a man and two women sitting around a table holding papers
    LMI Central
    Posted On: 7/31/2017

    The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) mandated the creation of the Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC), an advisory committee charged with providing focused and specialized leadership on the labor market information (LMI) system. The WIAC held its first meeting in July of 2016 in Washington, DC.  Detailed agendas for its meetings, and notices of opportunity for members of the public to address the WIAC, are available on WIAC's Homepage.

  • Communication channels and data sharing network
    LMI Central
    Posted On: 6/19/2017

    The Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) within the Department of Commerce (DOC) hosts regular Commerce Data Advisory Council (CDAC) meetings to improve the communication and data sharing between businesses and the Department.

  • Advisory Committee Meeting members at table
    LMI Central
    Posted On: 6/19/2017

    The Federal Statistics Advisory Committee advises the Directors of the Economics and Statistics Administration's (ESAs) two statistical agencies, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the Census Bureau, and the Commissioner of the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on statistical methodology and other technical matters related to the collection, tabulation, and analysis of federal economic statistics.

  • New Quick-Lesson Podcast Series
    LMI Central
    Posted On: 6/6/2017

    In these training materials, the U.S. Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and state labor market departments show you how to use workforce data to identify growing and demand occupations, determine which of them are jobs that you can target for certain services, and ascertain what preparatory education and training are needed to qualify for them.

  • Workers talking by their trucks
    LMI Central
    Posted On: 5/31/2017

    The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has issued its annual update to the Lower Living Standard Income Levels (LLSIL). A Federal Register Notice (FRN) was published for the 2017 LLSIL used in Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) programs.

  • USA Geographic Map
    LMI Central
    Posted On: 2/21/2017

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released an article that describes how to use the occupation, industry, and area detail in the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) and the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) to find the Districts of Panem in the Hunger Games series.  The ACS is the premier dataset for state and local data The ACS is the premier dataset for state and local data

  • Agencies sharing data and looking over charts
    LMI Central
    Posted On: 2/7/2017

    The State Data Sharing (SDS) Initiative, implemented by the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC), has launched and hosted their first All States Meeting in September of 2016.  In November 2016, it held a webinar on the benefits, criteria and other considerations for sharing administrative data among states.

  • Teacher explaining data on a flip chart
    LMI Central
    Posted On: 2/7/2017

    The LMI Institute and Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) host monthly webinars and training to help you learn about labor market information (LMI) tools and apply labor market data.

  • Data assets for workforce development
    LMI Central
    Posted On: 2/7/2017

    The National Association of Workforce Agencies (NASWA) schedules regular meetings for its Labor Market Information (LMI) Committee.  As a result of its work, the LMI Committee released one of its products - a report entitled, "Labor Market Information Shops as Assets for Workforce Development:  Lessons and Examples from Three States."