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Under Section 309 of the Workforce Information Act (WIA), Congress requires the states and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to work together to enhance the provision of labor market information that meets the needs identified through customer consultations. The Workforce Information Council (WIC) chartered the Customer Consultation Study Group (CCSG) to assist the WIC and state workforce information departments in developing and implementing methods for obtaining feedback from customers regarding the relevance, adequacy, and usability of available labor market information and the methods of delivering that information.


The “Labor Market Information Customers and Their Needs” report:

  •  Summarizes key challenges facing state labor market information agencies;
  • Identifies the workforce information customer groups that use state LMI data;
  • Provides an assessment of state LMI customer needs;
  • Summarizes LMI products, tools, and services states currently produce;
  • Describes information dissemination approaches;
  • Describes how states solicit customer feedback; and
  • Provides tips for implementation of state LMI agency self assessments, alignment of customer needs with products and services, and feedback strategies; and

all in less than 23 pages. 

To download the WIC Report click here.

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Over the last several years, there has been increasing interest among labor market analysts in what has come to be called real-time labor market information (RT LMI). RT LMI is information gleaned from a large number of on-line job postings. 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, especially the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) and the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system. 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. Although many states and localities already use RT LMI, others have yet to do so.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has for several years supported research on the use of RT 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 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 report 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 here



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Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)  Employment Outlook-Long Term Projections

This Webinar will provide an overview of the BLS 2010-2020 Occupational Projections.

Presenter(s): Dixie Sommers, Assistant Commissioner, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
James Franklin, Economist, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Alexandra Hall, LMI Director, State of Colorado
Moderator(s): Samuel Wright, Workforce Analyst, Office of Workforce Investment, Employment and Training Administration
Date: March 16, 2012
Time: 2:00pm Eastern (1:00pm/Central, 12:00pm/Mountain, 11:00am/Pacific)
Length: 60 minutes

The BLS 2010-2020 Occupational Projections were recently published.  This Webinar will give insight into the methodology and background for this year’s National Long Term Projections.  This forum will give stakeholders an opportunity to gain insight into the various subject matters concerning the BLS 2010-2020 Occupational Projections.  In addition, the Projections Managing Partnership consortium chair will provide valuable information about the recently redesigned state and local projections software suite and its new report manager that allows never before available projections data displays. This Webinar is suitable for State and Local Workforce Investment Board policy makers, strategic planners, state LMI, workforce information, and research and statistics shops and stakeholders in the economic development and education communities.   Space is limited to the first 100 registrants. Everyone who registers or is placed on the waiting list will be notified by e-mail when the archived Webinar recording is available two business days after the Webinar is recorded.  

Registration for this Webinar is limited and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register today!

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  2. Click the "Login Now" button and type in your email and password.  Then click the “Reserve Seat Now” button.  If you haven't updated your password within the past 90 days, you will be prompted to do so.  If you do not have a Workforce3 One account yet, you must create and activate an account before you can register for the webinar.  Click here to create your free account. Once you’ve created and subsequently activated your Workforce3 One account, please refer back to this email so that you may register for the free webinar.
  3. Once you have registered for the webinar event, you will receive an email with detailed instructions for accessing the webinar.  We ask that you listen to the audio portion of the live webinar via Internet Telephony (through your computer speakers). You will also be supplied with a teleconference number and access code if you must join using a telephone. If possible, we encourage you to use Internet Telephony, as we are limited in the number of teleconference lines and the more people that use Internet Telephony, the more capacity we have for those that must join using a telephone.  If anything changes and you no longer wish to attend, please go to your dashboard on and remove your registration.

PLEASE NOTE: If multiple participants from the same location are joining the live event, we encourage you to join at one location. This will allow for a larger number of participants to attend.

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If you are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or have speech disabilities and captioning would facilitate your participation in this Webinar, you can register for captioning service through the Federal Relay Conference Captioning. Please note the Federal Relay Service requires at least 48 hours notice (2 working days) to guarantee coverage. Click here for more information.

This U.S. Labor Department (DOL) Employment and Training Administration Webinar will tell you everything you need to know about finding, understanding and using employment-related disability statistics to apply for grant funding, as well as to plan, design, operate and assess the effectiveness of your programs. 


Click here to register for this Webinar, which is scheduled for Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 2 to 3:30 pm Eastern time.   


The two presenters are the leading U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and Census Bureau experts on disability statistics.  This Webinar will 1) explain the importance of BLS and Census Bureau disability workforce statistics for enhancing employment and training programs; 2) highlight the findings from the latest disability studies and explain any differences among them; 3) provide tips on how users can get the disability data from the four main sources; and 4) describe the new disability definitions. 


Since persons with disabilities are one of the principal targeted populations for employment programs, a wide audience can benefit from this Webinar.  We will also demonstrate how to use two of the Census Bureau’s most important customized data tools, which will be of great value to anyone seeking to use state and local data. 


BLS and Census have recently issued two important disability reports, and another important BLS study is due in 2013.  Experts from these two agencies will highlight the most important employment-related findings from these recent studies, and preview the kinds of insights expected from next year’s report.  In addition, a representative from DOL’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) will also be on hand to answer questions about this forthcoming survey. 


This Webinar will also explain how to obtain workforce statistics on persons with disabilities from the four main Federal data sources, and provide a guided tour through the Census Bureau’s two customized tools (AmericanFactFinder and Table Creator) — from which states and localities can obtain a wealth of disability (and other employment) data. 


Since all but one of major Federal surveys have recently introduced a new definition of disability, replacing one that was widely recognized as inadequate, we will explain the new definition and clarify which years can be selected for historical analyses. 

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