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  • 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

  • Workers talking by their trucks
    LMI Central
    Posted On: 2/21/2017

    The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has published the annual update to the Lower Living Standard Income Levels (LLSIL).  

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • Man holding tablet with longitudinal data
    LMI Central
    Posted On: 2/2/2017

    The Census Bureau is seeking comments on its Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) information collection.  Comments are due on this collection for the Local Employment Dynamics (LED) data series by February 6, 2017.

  • a man and two women sitting around a table holding papers
    LMI Central
    Posted On: 2/2/2017

    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 labor market information and the national workforce system.

  • Stakeholder meeting for decision-making
    LMI Central
    Posted On: 1/31/2017

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has a number of advisory committees that provide consultation and feedback on data program design and operations.  Most of these committees meet on a semi-annual basis, and meetings are posted in advance.

  • Classroom instruction for upgrading skills
    LMI Central
    Posted On: 1/26/2017

    The National Skills Coalition (NSC) holds webinars that occasionally cover data-related topics, such as providing information on apprenticeship data or on collaborations related to workforce data.

  • Links to Longitudinal Surveys
    LMI Central
    Posted On: 1/26/2017

    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.