The LMI Insider – September 2021



September 2021

Welcome to LMI Insider –

A Publication of the Labor Market Information Institute

PMP Summit + Free Tableau License

Supported in part by the LMI Institute, the Projections Managing Partnership (PMP) annual Summit is September 20 – 23, 2021 from 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET each afternoon. This year’s theme focuses on creating Meaningful Projections in Uncertain Times.

Keynotes will include Federal leaders from BLS and ETA and will allow projections analysts to hear the latest updates directly from these partners. Special time will be devoted to meeting with the Utah Team to learn about updates in Report Manager and Projections Suite, along with other forthcoming features.

Additionally, through the PMP, all states are offered one free Tableau license for state projections analysts. During the Summit, we will kick off a Tableau community of practice and share how to make the most of the Projections Suite tools already available. Contact LMI Institute staff if you’d like to request a license for one of your state projections analysts.

The Future of Work: What Projections Analysts Can Learn from Sociology

On August 25, Jeff Rosenthal, Senior Labor Market Analyst for the North Carolina Department of Commerce, drew on his training as a sociologist in a pre-conference presentation to PMP analysts on the future of work. Jeff provided a crash course on the sociology of work—how it’s organized, who does it, and where it’s done—to guide fresh, critical thinking on post-pandemic trends to watch. View this 90-minute talk for a journey through the theories that have shaped how we define modern labor markets—and a challenge to apply “sociological imagination” to the historic changes we’re witnessing.  At the conclusion of Jeff’s talk, Lee Winkler, CREC research analyst, presents a sneak preview of the PMP Summit session on the “Automation Exposure Scores,” an index being developed to assess the likely impacts of automation technologies on labor markets.

We are living a part of history right now; we’re taking a moving picture…. To the degree to which we can think about these things and understand [them], we will do better projections.” –Jeff Rosenthal

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Upcoming Events, Trainings, and Webinars

PMP Virtual Summit

September 20 – 23, 2021

**Registration Now Open**

Basic LMI Analyst Instructor Led Training

October 4, 6, 12, 13

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET

Association of Public Data Users:

Data Visualization Fundamentals in Tableau

October 19, 22, 26, 29

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET

Registration discount offered to LMI Institute members

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

Update from August 31 WIAC Meeting

The Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC) finalized recommendations to the Biden Administration on August 31, 2021 that, if implemented, would enhance the Workforce and Labor Market Information (WLMI) system. LMI Institute staff attended the meeting – read more below about key takeaways and the proposed recommendations.

Featured Reports From LMI Members

Nevada’s Unemployment Insurance Information

Like many of the state LMI offices, Nevada’s LMI shop’s main webpage features Unemployment Insurance statistics for the state. Take a look at the dashboard and see how it compares to what your state is doing.

Beyond Degrees: Longer Term Outcomes of the Kalamazoo Promise

LMI Institute Affiliate Member, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research’s latest white paper looks at the impact on workforce and location outcomes for a local place-based college scholarship, the Kalamazoo Promise.


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!

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