The LMI Insider – October 2023



October 2023

Welcome to LMI Insider –

A Publication of the Labor Market Information Institute

Don’t Forget: Two Last Training Opportunities for 2023! 

Basic LMI Analyst Training:

November 2 – 3 | Arlington, VA 

Is someone on your team relatively new to workforce development research? If so, the LMI Basics Training is for them.

This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn the basics of labor market information. Attendees will learn about different data sources, how to conduct occupational analyses, and how to use LMI to make informed decisions.

Attendees also get FREE access to the e-learning modules for a full year.

So, what are you waiting for? Have your team sign up for the Basic LMI Analyst Training course today!

Leadership in Research Workshop

November 8 – 9 | Arlington, VA 

Calling All LMI Research Leaders!

Being a leader in a research shop requires strategic planning, building and managing your team, developing an internal and external communications plan, and more. Attend this joint C2ER and LMI Institute training to become tomorrow’s leader today. November 8-9 in Arlington, VA.

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

Basic LMI Analyst Training 

Nov 02-03, 2023 

Arlington, VA 

Leadership in Research Workshop 

Nov 08-09, 2023 

Arlington, VA 

C2ER 64th Annual Conference

June 11-14, 2024 

Norfolk, VA

Insider View – Be in the Know

Celebrating the 2023 Projections Managing Partnership (PMP) Summit

It’s been nearly a month since the 2023 gathering of PMP members and partners in Chicago, IL. This year, state projections staff from nearly every state and two U.S. territories joined in person and online to share best practices in developing state and local employment projections, discuss the future of work, and receive up to date training on the software needed to develop and share this critical data with the public.

Check out pre-recorded remarks from Steve Rietzke—Division Chief for National Programs, Tools, and Technical Assistance at the Employment and Training Administration (ETA)—on ETA’s work to encourage equitable access to good jobs through training and career pathways

To see updates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) delivered by Michael Wolf—Division Chief, Occupational Employment Projections—as well as recordings of the other PMP Summit sessions, visit the LMI Institute website.

Featured Reports and Tools

Kansas Labor Information Center High Demand Report

Kansas Labor Information Center High Demand Report

The high demand list considers three measures of labor demand: current job openings, projected job openings over the next two years, and projected job openings over the next 10 years. The high demand list also includes an indicator for occupations with high wages. An occupation is considered high wage if the occupation has a median wage greater than the median wage for all occupations in the region. High Demand data is also available by the Career Clusters designated by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE).

The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Mobile Workforce Center

The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Mobile Workforce Center delivers workforce resources and services to individuals and businesses throughout the state. The Mobile Workforce Center serves employers who have a training or hiring need, jobseekers in rural areas who may have challenges accessing workforce services, and partners who could use additional resources. Their state-of-the-art Mobile Workforce Center is equipped with broadband satellite, 4G LTE WiFi, 13 computer stations, and printing/scanning capabilities.

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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