What Is Your LMIQ?
John Dorrer, Director
Center for Workforce Research and
Maine Department of Labor
Some of the Questions
What industries are growing?
What jobs are in demand?
Where can I earn better wages?
What skills do I need?
What are workforce challenges of our
How to we develop economic growth
strategies and plans?
What is cluster?
“We are drowning in data and
starved for information.”
Frustrated User of Labor Market Information
A Research Framework for Labor Markets and
An Executive Summary of Traditional Data Sources
and Delivery Systems
Emergent and Innovative Workforce Data and
Driving Decisions, Plans and Strategies: A Data-
Labor Market and Workforce
Begin with a Model
Create a Picture
Depict Relationships and Make
Where does the data come from?
Major Federal Statistical Agencies
Bureau Bureau National Center
of of For
Labor Statistics Economic Analysis (Commerce) Education Statistics
(Commerce ) (Education)
Private Suppliers of Statistical Data (Limited)
Haver Analytics Manpower
Important Sources for Labor Market
and Workforce Analysis
State LMI Shops
Local Workforce Private Consultant
Core Workforce Statistics
From Federal-State Partnership
States and Bureau of Labor
The Local Area Unemployment
Statistics (LAUS) program produces monthly and annual
employment, unemployment, and labor force data for Census regions and
divisions, States, counties, metropolitan areas, and many cities, by place of
Federal-State cooperative effort in which monthly estimates of total employment and
unemployment are prepared for approximately 7,300 areas:
The Mass Layoff Statistics
(MLS) program collects reports on mass layoff actions that result
in workers being separated from their jobs. Monthly mass layoff numbers
are from establishments which have at least 50 initial claims for
unemployment insurance (UI) filed against them during a 5-week period.
Extended mass layoff numbers (issued quarterly) are from a subset of
such establishments—where private sector nonfarm employers indicate
that 50 or more workers were separated from their jobs for at least 31
Each month the
Employment Statistics (CES)
program surveys about 150,000 businesses and government
agencies, representing approximately 390,000 individual worksites,
in order to provide detailed industry data on employment, hours,
and earnings of workers on nonfarm payrolls for all 50 States, the
District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and over 300
metropolitan areas and divisions.
The Quarterly Census of
Employment and Wages
(QCEW) program publishes a quarterly count of employment and
wages reported by employers covering 98 percent of U.S. jobs, available at the
county, MSA, state and national levels by industry.
Business Employment Dynamics is a set of statistics generated from the
Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, or ES-202, program. These
quarterly data series consist of gross job gains and gross job losses statistics
from 1992 forward. These data help to provide a picture of the dynamic state of
the labor market.
Employment & Wages in the Marine Trades
Maine, 2000 and 2006
Company Average Annual
Count Employment Total Annual Wages
Category 2000 2006 2000 2006 2000 2006
Building 57 88 1,296 1,607 $41,250,826 $60,256,960
Dealers 53 69 394 508 $10,052,112 $14,039,891
Composites 34 54 2,641 2,246 $86,137,181 $86,720,049
Marinas 79 104 705 868 $18,846,294 $28,875,880
Other 96 155 9,974 8,873 $384,651,013 $423,726,237
Total 319 470 15,010 14,102 $540,937,426 $613,619,017
Employment Statistics (OES)
program produces employment and wage estimates for over 800
occupations. These are estimates of the number of people employed in
certain occupations, and estimates of the wages paid to them. Self-employed
persons are not included in the estimates. These estimates are available for
the nation as a whole, for individual States, and for metropolitan areas;
national occupational estimates for specific industries are also available.
STEM and Related Employment
Shares By Industry, 2006
Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims
The UI weekly claims data are used in current economic analysis of unemployment
trends in the Nation, and in each State. Initial claims measure emerging
unemployment and continued weeks claimed measure the number of persons
claiming unemployment benefits.
Characteristics of the Insured Unemployed
The Characteristics of the Insured Unemployed provide information on the
demographic composition of unemployment insurance claimants. The data are
based on a sample or on the universe of those who file a continued claim in the
week containing the 19th of the month, which reflects unemployment during the
week containing the 12th. This corresponds with the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Current Population Survey.
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Enhanced Workforce Data:
Beyond Just Numbers
Partnership of States and
Employment and Training
The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational
information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing
information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific
The database is continually updated by surveying a broad range of
workers from each occupation. Information from this freely available
database forms the heart of O*NET OnLine, the interactive application
for exploring and searching occupations. The database also provides
the basis for our Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment
instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.
New and Emerging
This report describes a process for identifying, evaluating, and
incorporating New and Emerging (N&E) occupations which will
be added to the O*NET-SOC classification system.
The effort to identify N&E occupations is driven by the evolving
nature of workforce requirements stemming from changes in
technology, society, law, and business practices in the private
Incorporating N&E occupations into the O*NET system makes
O*NET information more beneficial and responsive to the needs
of its many users in both the public and
About the Long-Term
Percent Employment Change, 2006-2016
• Sources of Projected
Numeric Employment Change, 2006-2016 Employment Data
National projections are
Average Annual Openings, 2006-2016 developed by the Bureau of
Labor Statistics, U.S.
Department of Labor. State
How Often are the Projections Updated?
projections are developed in
the labor market
information sections of each
State Employment Security
The projection period is
2006-2016 for all States.
Everyone uses competencies everyday. They are
Competency simply the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to
Models successfully perform at work, in school and in
everyday life. A competency model is useful to
organize the competencies needed to perform in a
particular work setting such as a job, an
occupation, or an industry.
InDemand—Connecting today's students with
the careers of tomorrow. Each issue will explore careers in a
different industry. It will provide students as well as guidance
counselors, parents and teachers with interesting and relevant
information about career opportunities, education and the skills
needed for various jobs. It offers resources to explore careers
and tips about how to help students build successful futures.
Advanced Construction Energy
New and Emerging
Labor Market and Workforce
The American Community Survey (ACS) is a new
nationwide survey designed to provide communities a
fresh look at how they are changing. It is a critical
element in the Census Bureau's reengineered
decennial census program. The ACS collects
information such as age, race, income, commute time
to work, home value, veteran status, and other
important data. As with the 2010 decennial census,
information about individuals will remain confidential.
Expanding Local Coverage
Beginning with the 2005 ACS, and continuing every year thereafter, one-year
estimates are available for geographic areas with a population of 65,000 or
more. This includes the nation, all states and the District of Columbia, all
congressional districts, approximately 800 counties, and 500 metropolitan
and micropolitan statistical areas, among others.
In 2008, the ACS will release its first multiyear estimates based on ACS data
collected from 2005 through 2007. These three-year estimates will be
available for geographic areas with a population of 20,000 or more, including
the nation, all states and the District of Columbia, all congressional districts,
approximately 1,800 counties, and 900 metropolitan and micropolitan
statistical areas, among others.
For areas with a population less than 20,000, five-year estimates will be
available. The first five-year estimates, based on ACS data collected from
2005 through 2009, will be released in 2010.
What is LED?
Local Employment Dynamics (LED) is a voluntary
partnership between state labor market information
agencies and the U.S. Census Bureau to develop
new information about local labor market conditions
at low cost, with no added respondent burden, and
with the same confidentiality protections afforded
census and survey data.
On The Map
It’s an online mapping tool and data reporting
It provides information about where people work and
Data is available by county, statewide, city, freehand
selection and concentric ring analysis
Data is comparable across states and is available for
most states and territories
The third generation of On The Map is currently in
beta testing and allows for analysis of workforce