The LMI Insider – November 2020


November 2020

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A Publication of the Labor Market Information Institute

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2021 Annual Forum Call for Proposals

The LMI Institute is soliciting proposals for the next annual forum, which will be held virtually June 7 – 11, 2021. The theme this year is The Great Pivot: Reinvention for Recovery and Resilience. We are interested in hearing how your organization and research have responded to the impacts and implications of COVID-19 and how we can prepare ourselves to better weather future events. 

Content and presentations from practitioners are a key component to the success of our conference. They enable our attendees to share, learn, converse, and interact with one another on topics of mutual interest and compare research methods, data collection practices, visualization tools, and lessons learned in the field.

We have extended the deadline and invite members and non-members to submit session proposals by Friday, November 13, 2020.

Product Updates

Post 9-11 Veterans: Education, Civilian Credentials and Earnings

In honor of Veteran’s Day November 11, 2020, the LMI Institute looked at the State Certifications and Licenses data specifically for Post 9/11 Veterans. To learn how these Veterans compare to others and non-veterans, check out the Institute’s latest post here.


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

Upcoming Events, Trainings, and Webinars

LMI Institute Monthly Webinar Series:

The ALICE Essentials Index: Guiding Social Policy Decisions with Sound Data

November 10, 2020

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Basic LMI Analyst Virtual, Instructor Led Training

November 16 – 19, 2020

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET


LED Webinar:

Job-to-Job Flows and the Consequences of Job Separations

November 18, 2020

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM ET

Intermediate R Programming

February 16 – 25, 2020

2:30 PM – 5:30 PM ET


Non LMI Institute Event:

Applied Data Analytics Training

Coleridge Initiative and DOL

Applications Due November 15, 2020

Insider View – Be in the Know

U.S. Census Expands Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes Data

Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes (PSEO) is an experimental data product produced by linking educational transcripts of graduates from select postsecondary institutions in the United States to Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) data. This provides important new insights into earnings results and employment flows for recent college graduates. Earnings outcomes for graduates are available by degree field, degree level, and graduation cohort for one, five, and 10 years after graduation. Employment flows counts graduates by geographic location and industry. PSEO data is now available for Colorado, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin. The Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes Explorer tool is available to view, click here.

Innovative public-use datasets like PSEO would not be possible without the hard work of state LMI shops and the cooperation of states. The LEHD program combines federal, state, and Census Bureau data on employers and employees under the Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership. States agree to share Unemployment Insurance earnings data and the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) data with the Census Bureau. As the PSEO example shows, the LED Partnership works to fill critical data gaps and provide indicators needed by state and local leaders to make better informed decisions.

The LMI Institute supports the efforts of the LED Partnership by hosting a monthly Local Employment Dynamics Webinar Series, in collaboration with C2ER and the U.S. Census Bureau. For the latest LED webinar offering, click here

Call for Comments: Apprenticeship Evidence-Building Portfolio Evaluation

The Department of Labor’s Chief Evaluation Office has an open call for comments on the study design and implementation for DOL’s apprenticeship evaluation program, Apprenticeship Evidence-Building Portfolio. Open through November 25, 2020, comments and recommendations on the process are encouraged to be submitted to OMB. More information to submit and regarding the proposal are on the Federal Register.


Featured Reports From LMI Members

Oregon Employment Department Monthly Press Release

The Oregon Employment Department releases a monthly video press release sharing the latest jobs and employment information. Check out the October 14, 2020 release from Oregon State Economist, Gail Krumenauer here.


New Mexico Employment Snapshot Dashboard

New Mexico’s Department of Workforce Solutions maintains an Employment Snapshot dashboard displaying the current employment situation. The dashboard is updated monthly corresponding with the monthly news releases. Check out the dashboard to get ideas for your state and see how New Mexico compares to the U.S., regional unemployment rates, and regional employment growth. See the snapshot here.


Want us to feature your state’s work?

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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