The LMI Insider – October 2022



October 2022

Welcome to LMI Insider –

A Publication of the Labor Market Information Institute

LMI Institute Annual Forum

2023 Call for Sessions

We are soliciting proposals for the 2023 Annual Forum planned for June 12 – 15, 2023 in Detroit, MI. Building on the theme Creative Solutions for Transformational Change we are eager to hear from applied researchers and you on the ground about how you are using data to push change in your community. 

Below is information on this year’s conference and details on how to submit your proposal.

We invite everyone to submit session proposals by Monday, October 24, 2022.

Product Updates

Voices of LMI: We Want to Hear From You! 

The LMI Institute continues to build the Voices of LMI – made up of features of all of you and promoting the great work being done with workforce data around the country. Institute staff are looking to include more perspectives. We’d love to have a short interview with you as 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.

If you’re interested in participating, please email Jennie Allison (

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

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

Data Visualization with Tableau

November 2 – 4, 2022

2:00pm – 4:30pmET


Basic LMI Analyst Training

November 8 – 9, 2022

Arlington, VA


Insider View – Be in the Know

BLS Occupational Projections for The Next Decade


Check out the full presentation here!

Michael Wolf, Occupational Employment Projections Division Chief at BLS, presented on the latest employment projections data released in early September at the 2022 PMP Summit. The 2021 – 2031 projections cover 832 occupations and 295 industries with the goal of identifying long-term structural trends in employment by industry and occupation.

Featured Reports and Tools

The Re-Employment of Oregon

This report looks at the labor market outcomes of pandemic recession unemployment claimants by winter 2022. Oregon looked at the share of claimants who went back to and kept working for the employer that laid them off, versus those who switched employers, or aren’t found in unemployment insurance wage records again.

A key finding of Oregon’s report is that those who had unemployment claims had real wage gains – even after adjusting for inflation – both one year and 18 months after their job separation. That’s remarkably different than the earnings outcomes (typically losses for extended periods of time even after taking another job) for pretty much every cohort of unemployed workers due to economic downturns going back at least a few decades.

Arizona Assets

The Arizona Assets map is an interactive tool that identifies statewide assets, resources, and amenities searchable across 27 different categories including infrastructure, education resources, land ownership, startup resources and labor force information.

Sharing & Activating Data for: Equitable Change

Do schools and students have the data they need to guide decisions about college and career? The Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) launched a new initiative earlier this summer with 14 organizations seeking to use data to effectively help students navigate to training, college and careers. Read the latest blog to learn more about CREC’s Expanding Access project and how activating data is key to helping students to access promising training and career pathways.

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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