What Is Labour Market Information (LMI)? 

In short, it refers to any relevant information about the current and future state of the jobs market. 

LMI can include information like: 

  • The industries and businesses that operate in a certain location. 
  • The types of jobs that exist and what they involve. 
  • How many of those jobs there are. 
  • The skills that are currently or will be in high demand. 
  • Typical rates of pay. 
  • Career progression opportunities. 

Why is LMI important? 

LMI helps with career planning, job hunting, career progression, and changing career. When people have accurate and up-to-date information, they are better equipped to make an informed choice about their future career and to plan appropriately. 

Here are some useful sources of labour market information 

iCould – Short films and information about a range of different careers  

Careerometer – Compare labour market information about different jobs 

Adzuna – Localised LMI statistics  

NOMIS – Official census and labour market statistics 

Careers Hub East Sussex – Short films on a range of different careers 

Latest LMI newsletter from East Sussex County Council