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Labour Market Information (LMI)

LMI stands for Labour Market Information. It refers to any relevant information about the current state of the jobs market.

LMI can include information like:

  • The industries and businesses that operate in a certain location.
  • The types of jobs that exist and what they involve.
  • How many of those jobs there are.
  • The skills that are currently or will be in high demand.
  • Commute and travel to work patterns.
  • Typical rates of pay.
  • Career progression opportunities.

Learning about LMI will help students to understand what opportunities are available to them and how they can best take advantage of them. Based on LMI, students can decide things like:

  • Are there job opportunities for them where they live?
  • What are the different salaries for different jobs and careers?
  • How long will it take for them to rise through the ranks in their career to their desired position, and are they willing to do the work to get there?
  • Is college, university, an apprenticeship, or working their way up from an entry-level job the right path for them?

Have a job in mind? Search below for your dream job and find out more!

Useful links to learn more about you uses the 'LMI for All' data along with personal career stories to help young people explore career routes and pathways. There are over 1,000 different video clips, teaching resources and a helpful careers calendar detailing career-related events around the UK. SACU’s Careers Cloud test allows pupils to explore the very latest labour market information related to the jobs that they specifically match with, powered by ‘LMI for All’. Highlights include Unemployment / Pay by region, UK labour market projections, Estimated pay by age, Skills shortages and thousands of the latest job vacancies

Careers of the Future produced by UKCES in 2014 to showcase top jobs analysis suggests will be crucial over the next decade. The aim is to inspire young people about the wide range of jobs that are out there. With clear, bright infographics (as below), this is a good teaching resource but there is a danger of focusing too much on the 12 jobs they highlight. There is a list of 40 on pages 4/5 of the report and 100 on page 67 of Careers of the Future: Background report.

Success at School Gives clear and comprehensive information about a range of Career Zones (sectors), in an easy-to-access format. Students can create a profile to help to collate useful information. ’60 second interviews’ giving a profile of professionals, provide a useful insight into specific careers.

Careers Pilot Plan your study & work.  Your choices at 14, 16 and 18, routes to different qualifications and job sectors. Career tools to help you decide.

Our Region

Use the links below to find out regional information to support your research.

York and North Yorkshire

West Yorkshire


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