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.

The training presentations here also identify some of the best multi-purpose e-tools that incorporate workforce data, job ads, and other job-related information in one place — including a new resource that explains what kind of information is available from different e-tools. 

ETA's Quick Lesson Workforce Data Podcasts

These ten podcasts' transcripts have information and advice beyond that covered in the presentations.  For your convenience, the transcripts are annotated with references to the training slides, which closely mimics the experience of listening to the original webinar recording held for this training.

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ETA's LMI Fundamentals E-Learning Series

ETA created this series of e-learning modules to assist you in learning about LMI data and applying the data to workforce programs and planning.

Using LMI in Service Delivery and Informed Decision-Making

It is critical to target industries and occupations for strategic planning and service delivery design.  Drawing on the best sources, ETA outlines the strengths and limitations of selecting or prioritizing occupations for service delivery design, explaining common terms like “high growth” and “good jobs,” to help you to avoid common pitfalls.

Please note that, while these training materials were originally prepared for the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) grantees, the same data sources and process of applying LMI will work for data-driven planning and counseling in all types of employment and training (E&T) programs.

Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC) E-Learning Modules

This is an introductory course teaching the basics of labor market information, including what are the types of data, what national and state-level data sources are available, and how LMI can be used to assist jobseekers, employers and economic developers.