The LMI Insider – August 2021



August 2021

Welcome to LMI Insider –

A Publication of the Labor Market Information Institute

Adjusted Wage Dataset Updated and Available

The LMI Institute offers products and benefits exclusive to members. Since 2018, the Institute has published the Cost of Living (COLI) Adjusted Occupational Wage Comparison Tool. The tool provides wage estimates for various occupations across geographies all adjusted for local cost of living conditions based on C2ER’s unique measure.

The 2021 Adjusted Occupational Wage dataset was released in July 2021. Members may find the new data available in the LMI Institute member area, or available via the online store.

Product Updates

Voices of LMI: Rachel Moskowitz, New Mexico LMI Director


The LMI Institute continues 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 Rachel Moskowitz, Chief of Economic Research and Analysis Bureau at the New Mexico Department of Workforce Services.

“The most important, interesting, and satisfying part of my job is hearing that people can take care of their families, take care of their children, and get a job—or get a better job.”

To check out our latest products, publications and more, visit the LMI Member area.

Upcoming Events, Trainings, and Webinars

The Future of Work: What Projections Analysts Can Learn from Sociologists

Open Forum Hosted by the Projections Managing Partnership

August 25, 2021

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Data Visualization with Tableau

August 10, 12, 17, 19, 2021

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET

PMP Virtual Summit

September 20 – 23, 2021

**Registration Now Open**

Basic LMI Analyst Instructor Led Training

October 4, 6, 12, 13

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET

Introduction to Labor Market Information eLearning

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

Anytime anyplace

Insider View – Be in the Know

From BLS Commissioner Beach

The Department of Labor is currently drafting its Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2022-2026. An outline of the plan structure (Strategic Goals and Strategic Objectives) and Priority Learning Areas from the new Evidence-Building Plan are available for comment at until August 6 in English and Spanish versions. The final plan will summarize strategies and identify measures and areas of research to guide development of annual plans and management of DOL programs for the next four years. You will notice the reference to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in Goal 4 – Produce Gold Standard Statistics and Analysis.

DOL encourages you to review and comment on the Department of Labor’s goals and priorities. Please send any feedback to

Featured Reports From LMI Members

New Mexico Special Article – Poverty in New Mexico

After listening to Rachel’s inspiring Voices of LMI installment, check out one of the articles she’s proud to have helped write on behalf of New Mexicans. Her report is featured on pages 10 – 13 of the document. Read the full report here.

Maryland Department of Labor Monthly Review

Check out the Maryland LMI Team’s monthly newsletter to statewide constituents. If your organization produces a newsletter, let us know, we’d love to feature it and be added to the mailing list!


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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