The U.S. Labor Department’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has issued the list of 2015 labor surplus areas (LSA). Some Federal, state and local programs use LSA designations to determine eligibility, so your state or locality may be able to benefit from understanding whether areas qualify as an LSA.
ETA) has issued the list of 2014 labor surplus areas (LSA’s). Some Federal, state and local programs use LSA designations to determine eligibility, so your state or locality may be able to greatly benefit from understanding whether you qualify as an LSA.
The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) recently issued its advance 2012 gross domestic product (GDP) data for all 381 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA’s) — of which 305 experienced inflation-adjusted growth since 2011.
The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) describes — and presents selected data from — its forthcoming new series on quarterly state gross domestic product (GDP) estimates. BEA plans to include data for 21 broadly-defined industries, and to release the data within 5 months following the end of each quarter.
OECD’s latest newsletter summarizes data from its recent entrepreneurship series, designed to comparably measure across countries the birth, death, survival and growth of enterprises, as well as their contribution to employment creation. One of the project’s interesting findings is that the survival rates of enterprises after one year from the enterprise creation are very similar both across countries, and between the manufacturing and services sector —from 85 to 90 percent despite the differences in regulatory frameworks and market conditions. Compared to other industrialized nations, U.S. creation of new businesses has been much less volatile since the beginning of 2007.
2012 Metro Gross Domestic Product The U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) will on September 17, 2013 issue 2012 preliminary (advance) gross domestic product (GDP) data for metropolitan areas, and revised data for 2001-11. When released, the data will be available at the BEA Regional Economic Accounts homepage (where the 2011 news release and customized data tools can also be found). For a plain-English explanation of GDP, see our “Economic Data 101 for Employment and Training Programs” podcast.
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 email@example.com.
Several private sector entities have developed software that collects online job postings by "scraping" or "spidering" the listings from the Internet and organizing them into standardized data categories. These private sector entities have also built tools that permit analysis by those looking for current and detailed information on hiring trends and employer demand (including certifications and skill prerequisites). Diverse users including state and local governments, workforce boards, educational institutions, economic development entities, and research organizations license the RT LMI tools to better understand state, regional, and local labor market conditions. Many view RT LMI as an important new data source, but are unfamiliar with how best to use it and place it within the context of traditional survey-based LMI. In late 2013, ETA began a technical assistance project to increase knowledge of the RT LMI landscape and support selected states in building their capacity to utilize the new data sources. ETA began a technical assistance project to increase knowledge of the RT LMI landscape and support selected states in building their capacity to utilize the new data sources. ETA awarded a technical assistance contract to Maher & Maher, which is collaborating with Jobs for the Future (JFF) and the New York City Labor Market Information Service (NYCLMIS). As part of the technical assistance project, this Environmental Scan of Vendors and Workforce Development Users seeks to inform people in the workforce development system in particular about the most common uses, successes, and challenges of RT LMI. It provides an overview of major RT LMI vendors and their products and services. It also profiles how three states and three regional workforce development knowledge centers are using RT LMI to identify and address labor market issues.
In late 2013, ETA began a technical assistance project to increase knowledge of the Real-Time LMI landscape and support selected states in building their capacity to utilize the new data sources. As part of the technical assistance project, Environmental Scan seeks to inform people in the workforce development system in particular about the most common uses, successes, and challenges of RT LMI. It provides an overview of major RT LMI vendors and their products and services. It also profiles how three states and three regional workforce development knowledge centers are using RT LMI to identify and address labor market issues. Click on the link under Resources.
BEA has released experimental inflation-adjusted personal income estimates for states and metropolitan areas through 2011. This new series provides the most complete adjustment yet available of purchasing power simultaneously across geographies and across time.
BEA today issued advance 2012 GDP for the states. Inflation-adjusted GDP grew by 2.5 percent in 2012, compared to a 1.6 percent increase in 2011. Only Connecticut experienced an inflation-adjusted negative GDP trend (-.1 percent), while North Dakota had the highest growth (13.4 percent) and was the only state whose gain was in double digits.
A pair of Brookings Institution studies of “job sprawl” — a counterpart to the better-known phenomenon of urban sprawl — found that the decentralization of jobs grew steadily in the largest 98 metro areas during the pre-recession period, but then stabilized between 2007 and 2010. Only slightly more than a fifth of employees in the biggest metro areas work within 3 miles of downtown, while more than two-fifths work more than 10 miles from the city center.
Webinar: Understanding & Using Workforce Data in the National Farmworker Jobs Program ETA will conduct a Webinar Wednesday, April 24, 2013 on “Using Labor Market Information in Service Delivery for National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) Grantees” (register here). Although the Webinar is for one training program, almost all of the information presented will be applicable to all employment, education and training program staff. There will be two presentations, one explaining workforce data sources and tools, by Tony Dais and Frank Gallo of ETA’s E-Tools staff. The second presentation will be by Dan Ramirez of Proteus, Inc., the California NFJP grantee.
This document is a list of skills gap research reports and other resources in chronological order. Each entry is a hyperlink to the report, Web page or other resource. PLEASE suggest additional research, tools, and resources by posting a comment in the field below or by sending documents to the LMI Win-Win Network at firstname.lastname@example.org
Skills Gap Research and Resources The existence and extent of skill deficiencies, shortages, and mismatches has been a topic of keen interest for decades. Since 2000, several new data sets — especially the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey — have shed light on this important topic. Although many have used the foregoing terms interchangeably, they reflect separate but inter-related topics. Labor shortages differ from skill shortages, and skill deficiencies, shortages and mismatches are different things. ETA staff established this repository of research studies and other resources on skill deficiencies, shortages and mismatches at the request of state members of the Workforce Information Council. So far we have included about three dozen studies for review and to inform the ongoing discussion. This repository is a work in progress, and only includes complete information for the newest studies. Except for a few clearly-written conceptual pieces, we are restricting this repository to studies that analyze at least some data. We are certain that we missed some useful work, especially at the state level, so PLEASE suggest additional research results, tools, and resources by sending documents or hyperlinks to the LMI Win-Win Network at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For content-related questions, please contact Earlene Dowell at email@example.com.
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