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CENSUS BUREAU COURSES (ONLINE)

The U.S. Census Bureau routinely offers a wide variety of free online training sessions, on subjects including Using Census Data for Grant Applications; How to Navigate American FactFinder; Population Estimates and Projections; and Customized Searching Through DataFerrett.

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05/19/14 07:13PM

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New Quick-Lesson Workforce Data Podcast Series

ETA has just issued a new series of podcast guides to help you identify and use workforce statistics. The presentations are written simply, and presume no previous subject matter or statistical knowledge. Each is comprised of a podcast roughly 10 minutes long plus a transcript of 2-3 pages. 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.

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06/17/13 05:32PM

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Using E-Tools to Identify Occupations (transcript)

Using E-Tools to Identify Occupations (transcript) This 2-page transcript of a podcast will show you how to use the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment Statistics program — called OES for short — to investigate data on occupations, both nationally and in your area. The OES program is the government’s most geographically-detailed source of information on detailed occupations (and the principal source for BLS and state employment projections). The OES program collects data on employees in nonfarm establishments for about 800 occupations. TO SEE IT, CLICK "DOWNLOAD NOW" ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS SCREEN. To listen to the approximately 10-minute podcast itself, go to Using E-Tools to Identify Occupations (podcast).

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01/02/13 12:52PM

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921

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433

Using E-Tools to Identify Industry Concentration Ratios (transcript)

Using E-Tools to Identify Industry Concentration Ratios (transcript) This 1-page transcript of a podcast will show you how to use the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Location Quotient Calculator to compare a given locality’s concentration of industry employment against that industry’s share of employment in the nation, state, or metropolitan area. This quotient is sometimes used by economic developers to compare industries across areas. TO SEE IT, CLICK "DOWNLOAD NOW" ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS SCREEN. To listen to the less than 10-minute podcast itself, go to Using E-Tools to Identify Industry Concentration Ratios (podcast).

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01/02/13 12:32PM

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Using E-Tools to Identify Growing Industries (transcript)

Using E-Tools to Identify Growing Industries (transcript) This 2-page transcript of a podcast will show you how to use the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Local Area Unemployment Statistics — called LAUS for short — to investigate data on industry employment in your state or locality. Despite the use of the word “unemployment” in LAUS’s title, today we’ll investigate employment — although you can on your own use LAUS data to research unemployment as well. TO SEE IT, CLICK "DOWNLOAD NOW" ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS SCREEN. To listen to the 10-minute podcast itself, go to Using E-Tools to Identify Growing Industries (podcast).

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01/02/13 11:25AM

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921

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Data Dozen: Key Workforce Data and Information Sites (transcript)

The Data Dozen: Key Workforce Data and Information Sites (transcript) This 3-page transcript of a podcast provides you with an overview of 13 — a baker’s dozen bonus — key sites or tools that everybody should know about. These sites include essential sources of data, information and advice. TO SEE IT, CLICK "DOWNLOAD NOW" ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS SCREEN. To listen to the 10-minute podcast itself, go to The Data Dozen: Key Workforce Data and Information Sites (podcast).

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01/02/13 10:53AM

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Quick-Lesson Workforce Data Podcast Series (NEW)

ETA has issued a new series of podcast guides to help you identify and use workforce statistics. The presentations are written simply, and presume no previous subject matter or statistical knowledge.

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07/31/12 02:39PM

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The Data Dozen: Key Workforce Data and Information Sites

Other recordings in this series delve more deeply into LMI tools, but here we offer an overview of 13 — a baker’s dozen bonus — key sites or tools that everybody should know about. These sites include essential sources of data, information and advice. The podcast itself can be played by clicking on the arrow pointing right, in the bottom left corner inside the large black box. If the box appears entirely black, simply click the refresh button on your Internet browser. To expand it to the entire screen, go to the bottom of the box, and click on the 4 small arrows pointing outward (just to the left of the word “vimeo”). The identical lesson can be viewed in a 3-page printed version at The Data Dozen: Key Workforce Data and Information Sites (transcript). THE DATA DOZEN: KEY WORKFORCE DATA AND INFORMATION SITES FOR BUSINESS SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES from Workforce3 One on Vimeo.

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02/27/12 02:02PM

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Using E-Tools to Identify Occupations (podcast)

This presentation will show you how to use the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment Statistics program — called OES for short — to investigate data on occupations, both nationally and in your area. The OES program is the government’s most geographically-detailed source of information on detailed occupations (and the principal source for BLS and state employment projections). The OES program collects data on employees in nonfarm establishments for about 800 occupations. The podcast itself can be played by clicking on the arrow pointing right, in the bottom left corner inside the large black box. If the box appears entirely black, simply click the refresh button on your Internet browser. To expand it to the entire screen, go to the bottom of the box, and click on the 4 small arrows pointing outward (just to the left of the word “vimeo”). The identical lesson can be viewed in a 2-page printed version at Using E-Tools to Identify Occupations (transcript). USING E-TOOLS TO IDENTIFY OCCUPATIONS from Workforce3 One on Vimeo.

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02/27/12 01:57PM

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2519

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1390

Using E-Tools to Identify Growing Industries (podcast)

This presentation will show you how to use the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Local Area Unemployment Statistics — called LAUS for short — to investigate data on industry employment in your state or locality. Despite the use of the word “unemployment” in LAUS’s title, today we’ll investigate employment — although you can on your own use LAUS data to research unemployment as well. The podcast itself can be played by clicking on the arrow pointing right, in the bottom left corner inside the large black box. If the box appears entirely black, simply click the refresh button on your Internet browser. To expand it to the entire screen, go to the bottom of the box, and click on the 4 small arrows pointing outward (just to the left of the word “vimeo”). The identical lesson can be viewed in a 2-page printed version at Using E-Tools to Identify Growing Industries (transcript). USING E-TOOLS TO IDENTIFY GROWING INDUSTRIES from Workforce3 One on Vimeo.

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02/27/12 01:52PM

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Using E-Tools to Identify Industry Concentration Ratios (podcast)

This presentation will show you how to use the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Location Quotient Calculator to compare a given locality’s concentration of industry employment against that industry’s share of employment in the nation, state, or metropolitan area. This quotient is sometimes used by economic developers to compare industries across areas. The podcast itself can be played by clicking on the arrow pointing right, in the bottom left corner inside the large black box. If the box appears entirely black, simply click the refresh button on your Internet browser. To expand it to the entire screen, go to the bottom of the box, and click on the 4 small arrows pointing outward (just to the left of the word “vimeo”). The identical lesson can be viewed in a 1-page printed version at Using E-Tools to Identify Industry Concentration Ratios (transcript). USING E-TOOLS TO INVESTIGATE INDUSTRY CONCENTRATION RATIOS from Workforce3 One on Vimeo.

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02/27/12 01:43PM

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2466

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1357

Quick-Lesson Podcasts

QUICK-LESSON PODCASTS These step-by-step instruction guides will help you to identify and use labor market and workforce statistics. The presentations are written simply, and presume no previous subject matter or statistical knowledge. Each is comprised of a podcast roughly 10 minutes long plus a transcript of 2-3 pages. 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. Some provide an overview of a topic (like unemployment data), while others explain in a step-by-step manner how to obtain a specific type of data or to use a specific data tool. Each topical presentation includes basic definitions, a brief historical background, links to the most important data sources, and practical tips on how to interpret and use the data and avoid common mistakes. The tool- and data-specific presentations are designed to enable you to obtain data by the end. ETA intends to produce more of these presentations, but these exist now. 2013 PODCASTS 1. Unemployment data 2. Dislocated worker data 3. Employment projections 4. Industry data 5. Geographic data 6. Economic data 2011 PODCASTS 7. The Data Dozen: Key Workforce Data and Information Sites 8. Using E-Tools to Identify Growing Industries 9. Using E-Tools to Identify Industry Concentration Ratios 10. Using E-Tools to Identify Occupations

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02/27/12 01:31PM

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Unemployment Data (podcast)

Unemployment Data This presentation will provide you with the basic knowledge to understand how the Federal government defines unemployment, and how to locate unemployment rate data. It’s part of a series of podcasts we offer to help individuals understand and use labor market data. It’s written simply, and presumes no previous subject matter or statistical knowledge. We provide a podcast roughly 13 minutes long plus a 3 page transcript. 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. * To view the podcast, click on the arrow in the lower left corner of the box below. To view it at full-screen size, click on the 4 small arrows in the lower right corner of the box. * To read the transcript, click on “Unemployment Data” on the right side of this screen.

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01/11/13 04:00PM

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Employment Projections (podcast)

National, State and Local Employment Projections: Peering Into the Crystal Ball This presentation will provide you with the basic knowledge to understand what Federal and State employment projections are, how to find them, and a few tips in using them. It’s part of a series of podcasts we offer to help individuals understand and use labor market data. It’s written simply, and presumes no previous subject matter or statistical knowledge. We provide a podcast roughly 14 minutes long plus a 3 page transcript. 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. We also briefly explain educational and population projections. * To view the podcast, click on the arrow in the lower left corner of the box below. To view it at full-screen size, click on the 4 small arrows in the lower right corner of the box. * To read the transcript, click on “Employment Projections” on the right side of this screen.

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01/11/13 03:36PM

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2888

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Economic Data 101 (podcast)

Economic Data 101 for Employment and Training Programs (podcast) 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 written simply, and presumes no previous subject matter or statistical knowledge. We provide a podcast roughly 13 minutes long plus a 3 page transcript. 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 view the podcast, click on the arrow in the lower left corner of the box below. To view it at full-screen size, click on the 4 small arrows in the lower right corner of the box. * To read the transcript, click on “Economic Data 101” on the right side of this screen.

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01/11/13 03:04PM

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Dislocated Worker and Layoff Data (podcast)

Dislocated Worker and Layoff Data This presentation will provide you with the basic knowledge to understand and find dislocated worker and layoff data. It’s part of a series of podcasts we offer to help individuals understand and use labor market data. It’s written simply, and presumes no previous subject matter or statistical knowledge. We provide a podcast roughly 12 minutes long plus a 3 page transcript. 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. * To view the podcast, click on the arrow in the lower left corner of the box below. To view it at full-screen size, click on the 4 small arrows in the lower right corner of the box. * To read the transcript, click on “Dislocated Worker and Layoff Data” on the right side of this screen.

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01/11/13 02:19PM

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Industry Data: Understanding and Finding It (podcast)

Industry Data: Understanding and Finding It This presentation will provide you with the basic knowledge to understand how the Federal government defines industries, how to locate this data, and some tips in using it. It’s part of a series of podcasts we offer to help individuals understand and use labor market data. The podcast version is not quite ready, but we’ll post it shortly. You can read the transcript by clicking on “Industry Data” on the right side of this screen. It’s a simply written 3 page guide, and presumes no previous subject matter or statistical knowledge.

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01/11/13 01:53PM

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Geographical Economic and Employment Data (podcast)

This presentation will help you understand how the Federal government defines different geographic terms, and supplies tips for finding different types of economic and employment geographical data. It's part of a series of podcasts we offer to help individuals understand and use labor market data. It’s written simply, and presumes no previous subject matter or statistical knowledge. We provide a podcast roughly 11 minutes long plus a 2 page transcript. 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. * To view the podcast, click on the arrow in the lower left corner of the box below. To view it at full-screen size, click on the 4 small arrows in the lower right corner of the box. * To read the transcript, click on “Geographical Economic and Employment Data” on the right side of this screen.

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01/10/13 06:35PM

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Strategic Partnering to Advance LMI - Practitioner Brief - Podcast

Insights from the State LMI Improvement Grants is intended to serve as a reference for LMI practitioners and others when considering future partnerships. It describes elements of strategic partnering to advance labor market information. To view the podcast click on the play button below the video player windows.

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11/15/12 11:27PM

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648

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Disseminating Labor Market Information: Podcast

Insights from the State LMI Improvement Grants uses the experiences of the LMI grantees to offer some strategies to consider when planning future LMI dissemination efforts. While the LMI grantees were particularly focused on disseminating infor-mation on green jobs, the lessons from these dissemination efforts are more broadly applicable. To read a transcript of this podcast, download the file by clicking on the link on the right side of the screen.

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11/15/12 05:20PM

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651

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