Labour Market Information

What is Labour Market Information?

Labour Market Information is information relating to the world of work, employment trends, job roles and job availability. It is used to enable people to make decisions about education, jobs or training.  LMI will impact which career, training, skills or education you wish to take.

Researching labour market information will help you answer the following questions.

  • How many jobs are there? How many in my area? What are the past trends? What are likely future trends?
  • How much do people get paid for this job? How much at the start of their career? How much in my area?
  • What level of qualification do people have in this job and what am I likely to need?
  • How many vacancies are there for this job? What proportion of people in this occupation are currently out of work?

To find out what’s happening in our local area, please see the LMI poster below.

Labour market



SKillsometer can help you discover what jobs you might like to do in the future. You will be presented with a series of statements. Select the emoji that shows how you feel about each statement. You will then be given suggestions of jobs linked to what you most enjoy doing. For each job, you will be presented with some headline UK data.

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Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations, help you learn about different occupations and identify potential careers. It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as a description of the occupation. Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.

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