What We Do


The Labor Market Information (LMI) Institute Institute is the pre-eminent resource for supporting the development, interpretation, and use of labor market information.


The LMI Institute is dedicated to improving the skills of labor market information (LMI) professionals and the LMI customer community. In cooperation with the Council for Community and Economic Research, the LMI Institute offers a comprehensive training program for LMI professionals and applied researchers. Training offerings include periodic in-person training sessions and a monthly webinar series.

LMI Forum

The LMI Forum is an annual conference that allows LMI professionals and users to exchange ideas and innovative practices. The conference is designed for LMI staff and users to learn from other states and from experts in the field. State and vendor exhibits are also included.

Since 2010, LMI Forum has been cosponsored with the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) Annual Conference. This collaboration allows LMI staff to directly engage with applied community and economic development researchers through training sessions and topical panels.

State Certifications and Licenses Data

The LMI Institute State Certifications and Licenses Data is generated from questions included in the Census Bureau’s Current Populations Survey that measure the prevalence of certifications and licenses. BLS publishes national level data each April.

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Technical Assistance

The LMI Institute supports the national LMI infrastructure by conducting research and providing assistance on a variety of relevant topics including customer consultation and data dissemination. Recent examples can be found on the Publications page.

Administrative Support

The LMI Institute provides administrative and training assistance to the Projections Managing Partnership. This includes board relations, the coordination of supporting committees, the maintenance of the PMP training site, the development and implementation of training and technical assistance opportunities for state projections analysts, agenda development and logistics management for the PMP Summit, and other duties at the request of the PMP board of directors.