Labour Market Information

What is Labour Market Information?

Labour market information keeps you up to date with what is happening in your local area. Its important to know where jobs are likely to become available across the different sectors. This can be used to help you decide the right careers path for you, and what the job opportunities may look like in the future. Of course, no one can predict the future but if some of the jobs available today weren’t around six years ago, we need to be preparing for the jobs that will be on offer in a few years.

Labour Market Information offers the facts and figures about current job markets e.g. data and statistics.  Without up-to-date labour market information a young person cannot become ‘career-ready’. They won’t be able to make informed decisions about the jobs or training available to them when they leave education because they won’t be armed with all the information they need

 Students need to keep up to date with Labour Market Information in order to know:

  • What range of jobs exist

  • The skills in demand by employers

  • The pathways into jobs/future study

  • Earnings and job related data

  • Predicted trends

  • Changes in recruitment practices

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Where can I find up to date Labour Market Information?

Tastycareers
Lantra
Fisss
Nomis
LMI For All