Labour Market Information (LMI) provides statistics, research and analysis about current and future economic and job trends.
It looks at the demand, supply and other factors including economic and political changes to inform and support career and business planning decisions. It is gathered and used locally, regionally, nationally and at international level.
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 they can prepare themselves 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:
Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the labour market in Wales
View our latest Careers Wales bulletin - February 2022:
Useful LMI websites
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.
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