Guide to State and Local Workforce Data:
Posted by Anthony Dais - On December 10, 2010 (EST)
Employment and Training Administration announces the GUIDE TO STATE AND LOCAL WORKFORCE DATA: FOR ANALYSIS AND INFORMED DECISION MAKING
The Guide to State and Local Workforce Data provides links to a wealth of state and local employment and economic data — virtually all free — from government and private sector sources. It combines several features that make it uniquely valuable.
- Comprehensive coverage of the most valuable workforce data sources from government and private sector sources
- Direct links to the data, which connects users immediately to the information they need
- Organization by topic (e.g., compensation, education and credentials, etc.), which allows users to quickly locate what they need
- 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 and how quickly it’s published
- Essential background information for each entry, including links to frequently asked questions, contact information if the user needs more help, glossaries, and the actual survey questions
- Key definitions and tips for using workforce statistics
The Guide can be easily customized by the user, and is designed for the broadest possible audience, including
- State and local Workforce Investment Act and other employment and training program staff;
- DOL grant applicants and recipients;
- Educators, trainers and career counselors;
- Economic development and strategic planners;
- Community and faith-based organizations;
- Labor unions;
- DOL national and regional office staff; and
- Researchers, students, and the general public.
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