The LMI Insider – July 2021



July 2021

Welcome to LMI Insider –

A Publication of the Labor Market Information Institute

Welcome to the New LMI Institute Board Chair, Amy Faulkner!

As a volunteer board, LMI Institute staff are grateful for the committed board members we work with to better the association. Amy Faulkner, Deputy Director, Policy, Accountability and Compliance State of California Employment Development Department and former California LMI Director became the Institute board chair July 1, 2021. Click here to learn more about Amy’s vision for the association and field.

Many thanks to Scott Sanders, President & CEO at NASWA for his leadership over the last year.

PMP Partners Survey – We Need Your Help!

All LMI offices are automatically members of the Projections Managing Partnership (PMP). The PMP is conducting a PMP Partners Survey and would be grateful for your help contacting projections data users and partners within your state. Knowing that the best results will come from these partners hearing from you, we ask that you share this brief survey with them and encourage their feedback. The PMP board will use these results to help prioritize PMP goals over the coming year.

Download a draft note to use as a template or to customize to your liking here. We ask for responses to be submitted by July 30, 2021.

Product Updates

Voices of LMI: Keith Bailey, LEHD Research at the U.S. Census Bureau

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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 Keith Bailey, Assistant Center Chief of LEHD Research at the U.S. Census Bureau.

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 21 – 24, 2021

**Save the Date!** More information in the next LMI Insider!

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

Annual Forum Workforce Keynote: Future of Work Initiative

The LMI Institute hosted a Workforce Keynote on June 10th in conjunction with the Annual Forum. For the keynote, we heard from Dr. Angela Jackson, Managing Partner at New Profit. Dr. Jackson shared how the Future of Work is becoming the present of work. To hear all of Dr. Jackson’s speech and Q&A, LMI Institute members are encouraged to visit the member area.

Featured Reports From LMI Members

LMI Institute State Research Awards

The LMI Institute is proud to announce the inaugural winners of the State Research Awards!

Focus on Equity & Inclusion:

Best Collaboration in the COVID-19 Economic Recovery:

We are also proud to announce Steve Hine as the 2021 Benefield Award winner. To hear insights from Steve and more about his LMI experiences, watch the video here.


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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