The National LMI Infrastructure

The national labor market information (LMI) infrastructure is a system comprised of all LMI data producers, including public, non-profit, and for-profit entities, and all users of LMI data. Click here to learn more about what constitutes LMI data.

Federal-State Labor Market Information (LMI) Infrastructure

LMI Customers and Most Commonly Used Products

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BLS ?  State  LMI Offices ? ETA ? ? ? ? ? ? 310,30 BLOC WIAC  Policy Councils NASWA  LMI Institute ? LED PMP ARC O*NET LEWIS NCSC LMI Customers Partner Organizations Data Producers & Disseminators LMI System Supports Key Stakeholders Working Relationship Financial Transaction Voluntary Program

The Federal-State LMI Infrastructure is a network of federal and state agencies, which directly or indirectly (through funding other entities) generate LMI data. These agencies are supported by a variety of LMI System Support organizations and programs. Some of these organizations and programs are federally funded, while others are funded in-full or in-part by state LMI offices.

The diagram above represents all of the agencies, organizations, and programs, and the connections between them, that make up the Federal-State LMI Infrastructure. Additional partner organizations and LMI customers are also depicted.

Descriptions of the primary roles of each entity in the Federal-State LMI Infrastructure are provided below:

Data Producers and Disseminators

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) View Details ▼
State LMI Offices View Details ▼
Employment and Training Administration (ETA) View Details ▼
Census Local Employment Dynamics (LED) View Details ▼
Occupational Information Network (O*NET) View Details ▼

LMI System Supports

BLS Labor Market Information Oversight Council (BLOC) View Details ▼
Workforce Information Advisory Committee (WIAC) View Details ▼
Policy Councils View Details ▼
National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) LMI Committee View Details ▼
LMI Institute View Details ▼
Projections Managing Partnership (PMP) View Details ▼
Analyst Resource Center (ARC) View Details ▼
Local Employment and Wage Information System (LEWIS) View Details ▼
National Crosswalk Center View Details ▼

LMI Customers

The typical LMI customer groups have distinct and specific LMI needs. View Details ▼

Partner Organizations

The is a large network of organizations that provides further support for the improvement of LMI data on behalf of the National LMI Infrastructure and its customers. Some of these organizations include:

Associations and Nonprofits View Organizations ▼
Government View Organizations ▼
Multi-Agency and Collaboratives View Organizations ▼
Universities View Organizations ▼


 Labor Market  Participants & Advisors Businesses  Jobseekers & Students  Instructors & Counselors Real-Time Data  Wage Data & Benefit Studies Job Matching  Occupation Outlook  Teacher's Guides & Career Guides  Policymakers & Planners Education  Workforce  Development;  Economic  Development;  Researchers; Government  Career  Exploration Services  Industry &  Occupation Profiles  Target &  In-Demand Occupations  Industry & Cluster Studies  Economic Analysis & Profiles  UI Claimants Report  Data Disseminators Media  Commercial Data Providers LEGEND Customers Labor Market Oriented Products Career Oriented Products Career/Economy Oriented Products Economy Oriented Products

Source: “Labor Market Information Customers and Their Needs: Customer-Oriented LMI Product Innovation.” Customer Consultation Study Group of the Workforce Information Council, 2012

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) calls for labor market information to be used to:

  • Ensure that programming and training are aligned with in-demand occupations and industries;
  • Incorporate state and local workforce and economic information into strategic planning documents; and
  • Embed state and local workforce and economic information in program and system evaluation efforts