The LMI Insider – April 2022



April 2022

Welcome to LMI Insider –

A Publication of the Labor Market Information Institute

Product Updates

Voices of LMI: Steven Ross

The LMI Institute continues in 2022 with its Voices of LMI initiative to showcase and promote the great work being done with workforce data around the country. Institute staff are currently conducting interviews with various LMI leaders and researchers to produce brief video stories of what different members and partner organizations do and how the work is being used to make a difference. This installment is an interview with Steven Ross, Washington Employment Security Department’s Chief Analytics Officer.


“Every single row in a dataset is a single person, and that’s something we take very seriously.” 

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Upcoming Events, Trainings, and Webinars

Introduction to Labor Market Information eLearning

Available on demand – level-up new analysts ready to be introduced to the world of LMI

Anytime anyplace

LMI Institute Webinar

Microsoft Power BI®: Creating an Interactive Text and Data Visualization Tool for a 21st Century Workforce

April 13, 2022

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Intermediate R Training: Data Science for Workforce and Economic Development Research

In-person + Virtual:

June 13, 21, 23, 2022

Leadership in Research Workshop: Developing and Managing a Research Operation & Team

In-person + Virtual:

June 13, 21, 28; July 12, 2022

2022 Annual Forum:

The Road Ahead: Using Data to Pave the Way

June 13 – 16, 2022

Columbus, OH + Virtual

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State LMI Awards Program – Applications Close in Three Days!

The Annual State LMI Awards nomination is now live. The Institute awards program recognizes state LMI agency activities that serve as exemplary examples of the importance and effectiveness LMI data and staff expertise play in critical policy areas. This year the awards categories include:

  • Best Product or Collaboration for Regional Resilience
  • Best Product or Collaboration Supporting Workforce System or Jobseekers
  • Best State LMI Focus on Equity and Inclusion

Non-state LMI affiliate members are eligible to participate in the current C2ER research awards.

The LMI Institute also bestows the Benefield Award annually recognizing LMI professionals demonstrating outstanding leadership in advancing the art and science of labor market information. Nominations are welcome from anyone working in the field. Please submit nominations to Institute Staff or board members.

Reminder! Free Tableau License for Each State

Supported in part by the LMI Institute, the Projections Managing Partnership (PMP) is continuing to offer one free Tableau license to each state for projections analysts. The PMP hosts a monthly Tableau community of practice to share how to make the most of the tool and Projections Suite. Contact LMI Institute staff if you’d like to request a license for one of your state projections analysts.

Anything you would like to share or add, please contact Jennie Allison by January 20th COB.

Featured Reports From LMI Members

Analytics.NCCommerce.Com provides interactive dashboards to better access and interpret NC’s state and regional economies, labor market reports, employment projections, and workforce program outcomes. Take a look for ideas in your state.

Utahns Who Work Multiple Jobs at the Same Time: New Findings From Utah

Check out one of Utah’s Department of Workforce Services latest reports, Utahns Who Work Multiple Jobs at the Same Time. This will also be part of a breakout panel at the LMI Institute Forum in June:

This report provides insight on Utahns who work multiple jobs at the same time, known as multiple jobholders. Approximately 6% of Utah’s labor force engages in multiple jobholding, which has held a steady rate for the last 20 years. Employees in the health care and education industries are the most frequent workers who will seek a second job. The most popular industries where workers find a second job are health care, the leisure and hospitality industries, retail trade, and education.

It is not low-range wage earners who most prevalently engage in a second job but instead is mid-range wage earners. Earnings from a second job contribute an average of 22% to a multiple jobholder’s total wages. Follow the link to learn more and explore the data.

Does your state have a projections dashboard?

Share it with us! We’d love to see it and feature it in the monthly LMI Insider.


Check-out LMI related resources to support your work on the LMI Institute Resources page. Here you will find easy access to critical and essential occupations and industry lists created by the LMI Institute, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, CDC, among other resources.

Does your state have a report or tool you would like to have featured? Please email us!

We welcome your feedback on this edition, and for content suggestions in future editions, of The LMI Insider. Please direct comments, questions, or for more information on the LMI Institute to Marty Romitti, CREC Senior Vice President, at

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