The Impact of Certifications on Earnings across States and Occupations

This article is part of a series of reports on new estimates from the Labor Market Information Institute State Certification and Licenses Data Tables. Find previous blog posts in this series here. For workers adapting to changing economic conditions, non-degree credentials can help with retraining and gaining new skill sets. But do these non-degree credentials also […]

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Top Four Best Practices for Marketing and Communicating Data

By Kay and Don Norton   1. NEVER ASSUME YOUR TARGET MARKET (AUDIENCE) PARTICIPANTS HAVE THE SAME BACKGROUNDS OR EXPERIENCES. Even if people have the same job title, even the same job responsibilities, their situations are unique to their service areas, their organizational structures, and their personal backgrounds. Make sure you begin by establishing common […]

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Mid-Term Projections Update – Your Choice!

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You now have choices when it comes to employment projections! As you well know, employment projections are data-driven estimates about the state of the labor market for a certain year in the future. Job seekers, employers, training institutions, career counselors, and economic planners all use projections to help make critical decisions in areas including the […]

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How Trends in Certification Attainment and Associated Earnings vary by Race, Ethnicity, and Education

The above map shows the attainment rate for each state by selected population. Scroll over your state to see each state’s exact attainment rate and earnings associated with a certification or license, with a certification only or neither a certification nor license. Click on your state or select it in the dropdown menu to see […]

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Noted Labor Economist, Dr. Susan Houseman, to Speak at upcoming PMP Session

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Dr. Susan Houseman, Vice-President and Director of Research at the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, will address the Future of Work and how pandemic impacts may shape industry and occupation trends at the August 20, 2020, Projections Managing Partnership (PMP) Pre-Summit Session. Dr. Houseman is a distinguished labor economist whose research areas include temporary […]

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Why Certification-Attainment Matters for the US Workforce

The above figure shows the certification attainment rate for workers in the United States and a selected state by degree status. Select your state to see how its certification attainment rate compares with the United States. Contact the LMI Institute to learn how you can embed this visualization on your site. This article is part […]

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Assessing the Economic Damage of COVID-19

It will take a long time for people to feel comfortable consuming and for businesses to return to normal operations. While the recession was the shortest in history, the effects will last for years to come.   This was Dr. Mark Zandi’s message at the C2ER/LMI Institute (Virtual) Annual Conference Economic Outlook Keynote, Assessing the Economic Damage. The chief economist at Moody’s […]

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The Urgency for Real Time Data

The C2ER/LMI Institute (Virtual) Annual Conference ran its second live session of the week on The Urgency for Real Time Data (Tuesday, June 2). More real time labor market and workforce information can inform both the COVID response and recovery, addressing reopening and retraining policies. Traditional data sources are often published with a time lag, […]

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Tracking the Impact of COVID-19 on Businesses

This is a series of keynote summaries from the virtual 60th Annual C2ER Conference and LMI Institute Forum held June 1 – 5, 2020. The keynote session on the third day of the C2ER conference demonstrated how insight from businesses on the ground, coupled with high level data, help us to better understand the direct […]

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