The LMI Insider – February 2023



February 2023

Welcome to LMI Insider –

A Publication of the Labor Market Information Institute

Dear LMI Institute Members and Partners,

I am writing to invite you to attend the LMI Institute Annual Forum, the premiere event for those in the field of workforce and labor market information. Our theme this year is “Creative Solutions for Transformational Change”, and we are eager to learn about the innovative approaches being taken by state LMI agencies and workforce researchers to address the challenges faced in your states, regions, and communities.

As a LMI leader, you will have the opportunity to hear from industry-leading keynote speakers, attend training classes focused on building your expertise, participate in Researchers’ Roundtables, and network with fellow professionals from across the country. Additionally, the annual LMI state research awards and Charles Benefield Award will be presented, recognizing outstanding work in the field.

The Forum will be held June 13 – 15, 2023, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, MI. We will also offer 2 one-day training classes on June 12. I encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to expand your skills, build valuable connections, and gain insights into the latest advancements in workforce and labor market information.


Timothy O. Kestner 

LMI Institute Board Chair Director

Economic Information & Analytics Division

Virginia Employment Commission

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

2023 Annual Forum: Creative Solutions for Transformational Change

June 12-15, 2023

Detroit, MI

Telling Your Data’s Story in a Compelling and Effective Way for the 2023 Audience

June 12, 2023

Detroit, MI

Back to Basics: Excel for the Everyday Researcher’s Needs

June 12, 2023

Detroit, MI

Insider View – Be in the Know

Seeking Nominations for USDOL Workforce Information Advisory Council

The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) is soliciting membership nominations for the Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC) across all eight membership categories. The WIAC is a Federal Advisory Committee created under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to provide recommendations to the Secretary of Labor regarding the national, state, and local Labor Market Information (LMI) systems. Please consider making a membership nomination from your state for one or more of the positions. Nominations are due by end of the day February 27, 2023.

Featured Reports and Tools

Bachelor’s Degree and Career Destination

The Bachelor’s Degree and Career Destination (BDCD) is a tool which visually displays fields of study at the Bachelor’s level and the observed labor market outcomes for Minnesota residents. Specifically, the BDCD provides information on occupations, employment and unemployment, labor force participation, and wage and salary incomes associated with field of study for Bachelor’s degree holders. It provides information to assist prospective and current students, educational institutions, researchers and analysts with the planning and evaluation of workforce outcomes, in particular related to liberal arts and general studies programs.

Reality Check

Reality Check from the North Carolina Department of Commerce is a fun, new online tool designed to estimate the income necessary to support your desired lifestyle. State where you’d like to live in North Carolina and how you spend your money. From there, you’ll be directed to jobs that meet your financial needs.

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.

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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