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Labor Force Data

How is Labor Force Data Used?

Below are just a few examples of how labor market information is utilized across various sectors to inform decision-making, drive economic growth, and support individuals in navigating their careers.

  1. Job Search and Career Planning: Labor market information helps individuals identify high-demand industries and occupations, explore wage trends, and understand regional job opportunities. It also aids career planning by highlighting growth sectors, required skills, and advancement opportunities.
  2. Recruitment and Hiring: Employers rely on labor market information to tailor their recruitment strategies, target specific talent pools, and offer competitive compensation packages to attract skilled candidates.
  3. Workforce Development and Career Counseling: Educators, training providers, career counselors, and advisors rely on labor market information to design relevant curricula, develop training programs, and offer guidance on career options. This information provides insights into industry growth prospects, job stability, and necessary qualifications.
  4. Policy Formulation and Government Reporting: Labor market information informs policymakers and regulatory agencies to shape workforce policies and evaluate policy effectiveness.
  5. Economic Analysis: Labor market information is used to analyze employment trends, demographics, wages, and other factors. It helps economists assess economic health, analyze employment patterns, and forecast future trends.

Quick Links to Data

Labor Force Activity by County

Report: Labor Force Activity by County January 2024

Presentation Slides: Labor Force Activity by County January 2024

Understanding Labor Force Participation Rates

Understanding Labor Force Participation Rates: November 2023

(Fall 2023 WIOA Partners’ Meeting Presentation)

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