Labour Market Information (LMI) are facts about current and future job trends.
It can be local, regional, or national. Use our LMI resources to inform and support career decisions.
The importance of LMI to you and your students
Keeping up to date with what’s happening in the labour market is important for anyone making career related decisions. LMI should play a key role in careers education. You and your students should be aware of:
- What job opportunities are out there for them
- The jobs that will be in demand in the future
- What qualifications and skills they'll need
- How to prepare for an ever changing job market
Labour Market Information is an important part of careers and work-related experiences (CWRE). We have developed a resource which gives you an introduction to LMI and is available on Hwb. It explains what LMI is, why it is important, how to use it and where to find it.
Finding LMI on our website
Labour market information can be found in key areas on our website:
Read our latest Careers Wales LMI Bulletin
Our LMI Bulletin has data and statistics about the labour market across Wales.
Read our LMI Feature reports
Our LMI Feature reports focus on specific sectors and industries in Wales.
Useful LMI websites
Regional Skills Observatories
North Wales Economic Observatory
South East Wales Skills Observatory
South West & Mid Wales Regional Learning and Skills Observatory
Office for National Statistics
Welsh Government Statistics and Research
Skills Gateway - Labour Market Information
Sector Skills Councils
Interested in finding out more about using LMI with your students?
Careers Wales can help. Email your regional CWRE Curriculum Coordinator who can discuss with you how to integrate LMI into your curriculum.
Additional LMI resources
Discover job roles in demand in hospitality and tourism and where to find them.
Find out about job roles in demand within transport and logistics and employment and training opportunities.
Explore job roles in demand and opportunities in social care and early years.
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