Labour Market Information


How often do we draw on our existing knowledge of jobs and careers without thinking about how work is evolving, what the new and emerging jobs are and which jobs will be in demand in the years to come? 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 young people for the jobs that will be on offer to them as they enter their first few years in the world of work


Labour Market Information offers the facts and figures about current job markets e.g. data and statistics.  Without up-to-date labour market information (LMI) or labour market intelligence – the interpretation of labour market data and statistics which gives it more meaning – 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



LMI Support Information
Regional Information



Sector Information