The U.S. Employment and Training Administration’s updated 3rd edition of its popular Guide to State and Local Workforce Data maintains all of the additions and improvements made in the second edition. TO SEE IT, CLICK "DOWNLOAD NOW" ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS SCREEN. In the 3rd edition, we updated the listings on credentials, equal employment opportunity data, unemployment insurance claims, displaced workers, Internet and computer use, and homelessness. Plus, the 3rd edition has * Indicators to identify the sources that have the most recent and most geographically-detailed sources, and/or sources that include demographic data (e.g., gender, race, etc.), using a key shown on the Contents page; and * A hyperlinked Table of Contents, allowing the user to immediately jump to a given section of the Guide. The Guide has several features that make it uniquely valuable. • Comprehensive coverage of the best workforce data sources from government and the private sector • Direct links to the data • Organization by topic • Summary statistics on the number of states and localities for which data are available • A general description for each entry, including when the data series began, and how often it’s published • Essential background information for each entry, including links to frequently asked questions and contact information
The Census Bureau convenes an annual workshop with state partners, federal agencies, and public and private organizations with shared interest in the first quarter of every calendar year. The purpose of the annual workshop is to review progress, showcase use of data and analyses, solicit input and ideas, explore new concepts and uses, and discuss research and development directions for the coming years
2012 Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership Workshop March 7-8, 2012 Sheraton Crystal City Hotel, Arlington, VA The LED Partnership is a collaborative partnership between state data agencies and the Census Bureau to leverage existing data in the development of new sources of economic and demographic information for policy makers and data users. The workshop provides professional development and networking for Labor Market Information directors, data analysts and data providers at state and federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and other data users of the Local Employment Dynamics data set. The theme for this year’s workshop is Local Data for Local Decisions. We will be highlighting the work of our state LMI partners and other state and local data users through plenary and breakout sessions. Please see preliminary agenda at http://2012ledworkshop.eventbrite.com/ If you have any questions about the workshop, please call Melodee Mabbitt at (734) 769-2900, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This 2013 study by New York City’s Labor Market Information Service examines the correlation between online job ads and actual hiring. Using data from 2009-2011, the agency found a very high correlation (just over 90 percent) between online ad volume and hiring in the next calendar quarter.
Webinar: Updates to OnTheMap The U.S. Census Bureau on Wednesday, May 29 from 1:30-2:30 pm Eastern time will conduct a FREE Webinar, "Updates to OnTheMap", to explain the its most recent data enhancements. The presenter will be Mathew Graham, a geographer who is the project manager for the OnTheMap application. The Census Bureau’s Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) program is based upon a Federal-State Local Employment Dynamics (LED) partnership. LEHD links employee and employer records from an array of data sources — administrative records, demographic surveys and censuses. OnTheMap is a Web-based mapping and reporting tool that uses LEHD data to show where workers are employed and live. This Webinar is recommended for users at all experience level; register here.
An American Enterprise Institute study of earnings instability by industry ranks construction, utilities, and professional services as those that pay the least reliable earnings, and management services, transportation, and accommodation and food services as the most stable. Employees have little control over unstable earnings, and lower-paid workers face more than twice the earnings instability of their higher-paid coworkers.
New York City’s Labor Market Information Service has examined the correlation between online job ads (using Wanted Analytics’ real-time data) and actual hiring (using the Local Employment Dynamics’ Quarterly Workforce Indicators). Using data from 2009-2011, the agency found a very high correlation (just over 90 percent) between online ad volume and hiring in the next calendar quarter.
LED Annual Workshop The 2013 Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership 14th Annual Workshop will be held in Washington, DC at the U.S. Census Bureau headquarters on June 12-13, 2013. The workshop presentations will explain practical applications using LED data. The theme for this year is "Working Together," emphasizing presentations that explore how LED data encourages a wide variety of partners to work together in new ways. To keep abreast of Workshop updates, check the LED Web site. See the 2012 LED presentations for a better idea of these workshops.
Texas Labor Market Information (LMI) Director Richard Froeschle will explain how to use Local Employment Dynamics (LED) data to influence decision and policy making for the benefit of the community. This presentation shows how LED data can be used in concert with other data sets to give a lay audience a more comprehensive and actionable understanding of their labor market. This presentation will demonstrate how LED data and online tools contributes to a real understanding of commuting, education and job creation challenges for the region. To register for this free Webinar, go to https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/660193674.
Economic Data 101 for Employment and Training Programs (transcript) This presentation will provide you with the basic knowledge to find and interpret economic data, emphasizing the kind of information that the U.S. Department of Labor requires or recommends for state Workforce Investment Act plans. It’s part of a series of podcasts we offer to help individuals understand and use labor market data. It’s a simply written 3 page guide, and presumes no previous subject matter or statistical knowledge. There’s also an 13-minute podcast that accompanies it, at economic data podcast. The podcast and transcript can be used either separately or together: the links can't be accessed from the podcasts, but the podcasts include visuals not available in the transcripts. The presentation covers GDP, productivity, capital equipment, and integrated economic/employment data. TO SEE IT, DOUBLE-CLICK "DOWNLOAD NOW" ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS SCREEN.
The U.S. Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has issued a series of charts showing trends in household income and income inequality since 1979, together with summarized conclusions, and covering income both before and after taxes and program benefits. CBO found that market income inequality rose almost continually over the three decades.
This Census Bureau Webinar will highlight all of the new and improved transformations the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) program has endured in the past year and how the program continues to strive to be innovative. In addition, there will be a brief discussion of what's still to come for the program. Webinar attendees will be able to participate in an informal Q&A session with the new Assistant Center Chief for LEHD. To register for this Webinar on August 15, 2012 at 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern time, go to https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/580590578
This presentation will focus on Pennsylvania’s customized use of Local Employment Dynamics (LED) data. It will display the Local Employment Dynamics Access Database created by Pennsylvania and distributed to local area workforce investment boards. It will also highlight examples of the integration of LED Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI) data with existing data sets for use in monthly and customized reports. It will also demonstrate, in greater detail, how other states can use the database structure to create their own customized LED database. To register, go to https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/497398882
Robert Pitts of the U.S. Census Bureau will demonstrate the latest version of the Bureau’s OnTheMap for Emergency Management. Although designed for emergency response, this should provide an excellent introduction to the Bureau’s Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics OnTheMap tool, an extremely valuable data set that combines Census Bureau, BLS, wage record, and other administrative data. To register go to the following link https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/541101034. For registration questions, please contact Lauren Gilchrist at email@example.com. For content-related questions, please contact Earlene Dowell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Web site has posted an audiovisual presentation by Chief Economist Adriana Kugler on “Labor Market Policies and Data Analysis,” delivered in April 2012. Dr. Kugler analyzes how well the labor market has fared in the aftermath of the recession, including in specific populations, industries, and states. She explains what data her office reviews, how DOL uses data analyses to make decisions, and what survey improvements are necessary to improve our understanding and policies concerning the labor market. To view the presentation, visit www.dol.gov/dol/media/webcast/20120417-checo/index.htm. The PowerPoint slides are available here.
Robert Sienkiewicz, Assistant Center Chief for Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) reports: The LEHD program has launched its new URL http://lehd.ces.census.gov.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has published several key resources to enable states to meet the ETA’s economic and workforce information analysis requirements for integrated and unified state planning. These include an introductory Webcast plus two essential technical assistance documents. Webinar topics covered include what constitutes a good analysis, models for good analyses, where to obtain the necessary labor market and workforce information, and who to go to for help. We provide the PowerPoint presentation as well as the recorded Webcast of about 15 minutes duration. The Webcast refers to several key resources, two of which are included here. One is a two-page summary reference that supplies links to the most relevant resources prepared by ETA staff. The second is much more detailed, and supplies resources that align with each criteria of the DOL integrated plan’s economic and workforce information analysis requirements. All these resources are available at https://www.workforce3one.org/view/3001209733092501910/info
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Web site has posted an audiovisual presentation by Chief Economist Adriana Kugler on “Labor Market Policies and Data Analysis,” delivered in April 2012. Dr. Kugler analyzes how well the labor market has fared in the aftermath of the recession, including in specific populations, industries, and states. She explains what data her office reviews, how DOL uses data analyses to make decisions, and what survey improvements are necessary to improve our understanding and policies concerning the labor market.
In 2006, LMI 101 was developed as a PowerPoint presentation for workforce center professionals, educators, business organizations and other partner agencies. Over the following year, this training was delivered face-to-face in training facilities and conference rooms across the state. It was awarded NASWA’s 2007 LMI Communication Publication Award for excellence in the Product/Service category. By 2009, TAT funds became available to take this training product to an e-learning delivery system. The Abode Connect Presenter platform was already available in Colorado so it was used for the delivery of training content. The LMI 101 has two Parts. Part I consists of six modules, each of which are delivered in ten minutes or less. The purpose of these Modules is to deliver information and that will be used in Part II. The six Modules are: - Module 1: Getting Started; - Module 2: Customers and Data Classifications; - Module 3: Industry Information and Unemployment Data; - Module 4: Occupational Statistics and Projections; - Module 5: Local Employment Dynamics; and - Module 6: LMI Products. Part II of LMI 101 Online consists of an activity that uses the information provided in Part I and requires learners to answer a variety of questions similar to those asked by customers in their current workplaces. Upon completion of Parts I & II, the learner will be able to access a variety of data to address basic customer and agency needs for labor market information and have a functional understanding of our web site. We anticipate that this training will create an improved awareness of LMI data and its uses. Questions and comments on this e-learning experience are welcome. Please contact Dee Funkhouser at Dee.Funkhouser@state.co.us.